Crescent City Connection tolls to continue for another 20 years

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Tolls on the Crescent City Connection will be extended for another 20 years, according to today’s vote count. The measure passed by just 16 votes in today’s unofficial results.

The only issue remaining after last Tuesday’s election was the bridge toll. Voters on election day chose to extend the tolls, but only by a margin of 8 votes. Because of the thin margin, Orleans Parish elections officials were forced to count between 30 and 40 overseas ballots on Tuesday.

This vote count is expected to be certified on Wednesday.