News Alert: DOTD suspends toll collections on La. 1 in Leeville and the Crescent City Connection US 90B in New Orleans to facilitate evacuation, emergency and pro
Posted: 8/26/2012 6:59:05 PM
Louisiana Business Emergency Operations Center
DOTD suspends toll collections on La. 1 in Leeville and the
Crescent City Connection US 90B in New Orleans to facilitate evacuation,
emergency and pro


Contact: Public Information Office,
(225) 379-1232, FAX: (225) 379-1863

Sunday,
August 26, 2012


NEW ORLEANS, La. - Today, in response to the declared state
of emergency caused by tropical storm Isaac, the Louisiana Department of
Transportation and Development (DOTD)  is suspending toll collections at LA 1 in
Leeville and the Crescent City Connection (CCC) US 90B in New Orleans to
facilitate evacuation, emergency and protective services. DOTD will notify the
traveling public when tolling services resume.



Additionally, DOTD has reached out
to contractors working on evacuation routes to ensure no closures or lane
restrictions will be in place should evacuation efforts occur.

DOTD,
under authority of Title 48 and as agent for the Louisiana Transportation
Authority (LTA), hereby declares that the tolls will be suspended from this date
until the need for evacuation or emergency services cease as determined by
DOTD.



DOTD wants to remind motorists on the CCC Bridge that the speed
limit through the toll plaza is 25 miles per hour even with the suspension of
tolls.



The Louisiana Department of
Transportation and Development (DOTD) is committed to delivering transportation
and public works systems that enhance the quality of life. In addition to more
than 16,600 miles of roadway, including over 890 miles of interstate,DOTD
supports the development of the state’s aviation, marine and rail
infrastructures. Through this work, we are able to facilitate economic
development, create job opportunities, improve vital evacuation routes, and make
critical freight corridors safer and more
efficient.


For more information, please visit www.dotd.la.gov, email dotdcs@la.gov, or call DOTD's Customer
Service Center at (225) 379-1232 or 1-877-4LADOTD (1-877-452-3683). Business
hours are 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Motorists can access
up-to-date travel information by dialing 511 or by visiting
www.511la.org. Out of-state travelers can
call 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511).


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