Survey Says People Willing To Pay Toll For I-49 Work
A survey is under way to see how drivers would feel about paying tolls to help complete I-49 south from Lafayette to New Orleans. Lafayette Chamber of Commerce president Rob Guidry is also on the Expressway Commission. He says his informal polling has indicated folks are willing to pay tolls for better roads. Guidry says state funding to build an elevated I-49, from I-10 to the southeast towards the Crescent City, won't be coming any time soon. He says charging tolls to use I-49 could generate the revenue to start construction. Guidry says consultants are conducting the survey, to determine if a toll road would be an acceptible method of funding I-49 South. He says their report is due in early Fall.