BATON ROUGE, La. – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced today that the New Roads/St. Francisville ferry will run on a reduced schedule from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 21, and Sunday, Nov. 22, due to a shortage of necessary personnel.
The ferry will return to its regular schedule on Monday, Nov. 23. The ferry’s normal hours of operation are 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days 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.