Tolls are possible to complete Interstate 49 South

Advocate staff photo by BRYAN TUCK -- Traffic moves north on the Hwy 90 corridor as it passes through Lafayette Monday just north of the Lafayette Regional Airport.

Tolls starting at 18 cents a mile could pay from one-quarter to one-half of the more than $3 billion price tag to complete Interstate 49 South from Lafayette to New Orleans, according to a state-funded feasibility study unveiled Monday. Discussions of tolls are in the early stages, but advocates… Continue reading →

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