New Orleans, La. – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development’s (DOTD) Crescent City Connection Division (CCCD) resumed ferry service at its Lower Algiers/Chalmette route yesterday. The ferry is currently operating on its normal 6:00 a.m. to 8:45 p.m. schedule. This is a pedestrian and vehicle ferry.
Although power was restored at the Algiers Point ferry landing today, the Canal Street/Algiers Point ferry remains out of service because of damage done to the landing during Hurricane Isaac and mechanical issues with the ferry boat.
“We are committed to customer service, and are working to return the ferry to service by the end of this week,” said David Tippett, executive director of CCCD. "We will notify the public once our services our online."
The Gretna Ferry remains out of service due to ongoing mechanical issues.
More information about the CCCD ferries can be found at www.dotd.louisiana.gov/operations/cccd/ or by calling (504) 376-8100. Travelers can also follow the ferries on Twitter.com at Canal_Ferry, Chalmette_Ferry and Gretna_Ferry. For traffic information, dial 511 or visit www.511la.org. Out-of-state travelers can call 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511).
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) is committed to delivering transportation and public works systems that enhance the quality of life. In addition to more than 16,600 miles of roadway, including over 890 miles of interstate, DOTD supports the development of the state’s aviation, marine and rail infrastructures. Through this work, we are able to facilitate economic development, create job opportunities, improve vital evacuation routes, and make critical freight corridors safer and more efficient.
For more information, please visit www.dotd.la.gov, email email@example.com, or call DOTD’s Customer Service Center at (225) 379-1232 or 1-877-4LADOTD (1-877-452-3683). Business hours are 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Motorists can access up-to-date travel information by dialing 511 or by visiting www.511la.org. Out of-state travelers can call 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511)