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Louisiana council approves tax, toll road

The council also approved a study for a toll road that would connect Ascension and Livingston Parishes.

The Associated Press

10/20/2013

GONZALES, La. — The Ascension Parish Council approved a new tax to fund a parish juvenile detention center.

In addition, a new study concerning a potential toll road is coming to Ascension.

The new tax will add about 10-20 dollars per year to property taxes in the parish. Ascension is currently partnering with Assumption Parish to incarcerate juveniles.

The council also approved a study for a toll road that would connect Ascension and Livingston Parishes.

The toll road would start at the intersection of Highways 933 and 42, cross over the Amite River and link with Highway 16.

WBRZ TV reports (http://bit.ly/176z5cU ) both parishes are teaming up with a private business to build the road. If construction for the road is authorized, the company will construct and operate the tolls.

Information from: WBRZ-TV, http://2theadvocate.com

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