Toll rate on LA 1 Bridge in Leeville set to increase
LEEVILLE, La.- The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development has announced that effective January 1, 2018, the toll rate on the La. 1 bridge in Leeville will increase as much as 25 percent for some vehicle classes to access the Port Fourchon and Grand Isle areas.
This scheduled increase is mandated as part of the Louisiana Transportation Authority’s bond agreement with its bondholders for the debt incurred for the construction of the bridge. This increase occurs every five years, with the last increase in January 2013.
Rates will increase from $3 to $3.75 for a standard two-axle vehicle, from $4.50 to $5.50 for a three-axle, from $6.25 to $7.50 for a four-axle, from $12.50 to $15 for a five-axle and from $15 to $18 for six-axle vehicles.
“This is one of two tolling structures that are operated in the state of Louisiana, and the only one operated by the Department of Transportation and Development. Tolling stands out as the purest form of a user fee to help cover the cost of infrastructure,” said Dr. Shawn Wilson, Secretary of DOTD. “If we are going to get serious about providing various funding alternatives, we have to embrace national best practices that are proven in the tolling community like public private partnerships.”
Motorists may open a GeauxPass account to pay the tolls either online at www.geauxpass.com or at the Golden Meadow Customer Service Center, located at 1821 Hwy. 3235.
For more information about GeauxPass or the LA 1 toll bridge, visit www.geauxpass.com, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (866) 662-8987.
Posted on Fri, December 29, 2017
by The Lafourche Gazette