BATON ROUGE, La. – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced today that the New Roads/St. Francisville ferry will shut down from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day from Tuesday, Oct. 20, through Thursday, Oct. 22, to allow crews to make repairs to the ferry landing.
The ferry will continue to operate during peak travel times from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m., and from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. The ferry operates seven day a week.
Before traveling, drivers can call the Toll-Free Ferry Information line at 1-888-613-3779 for the status of the ferry, or visit the "Ferry Status" page on the right-hand side of the DOTD Web site.
Drivers can also access updates on the ferry through Twitter by visiting www.twitter.com/StFran_Ferry.
By creating a Twitter account, drivers can receive automatic updates on the ferry’s status via their Twitter Web page or text message. For questions about DOTD’s Twitter page or any other DOTD-related questions, contact DOTD’s Customer Service Center at 1-877-4LA-DOTD (1-877-452-3683). The center’s normal business hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.