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New Orleans Bridge Toll Vote

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Commuters who traverse the Crescent City Connection bridge into New Orleans may soon no longer have to deal with the cost and inconvenience of bridge tolls, unless voters decide to keep the tolls in place in a Nov. 6 vote.

Voters in Jefferson and Plaquemines parishes and in New Orleans will decide whether tolls that have been collected since 1989 from motorists using the New Orleans-bound lanes of the bridges over the Mississippi River should expire in January.

Proponents say tolls should remain to provide dedicated revenue for operating, lighting and maintaining the bridges.

Opponents say allowing the tolls to expire would simply be keeping a promise to motorists now that construction debt for the newer of the two spans is paid off.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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