BATON ROUGE, La. – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced today that the 45-car M/V Ascension has been put back in service at the Plaquemine ferry landing.
The 45-car ferry has been out of service to allow crews to make repairs to the vessel’s engine.
The operating hours for the Plaquemine ferry are 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week.
Before traveling, drivers should call the Ferry Toll-Free Information line at 1-888-613-3779 for the status of DOTD ferries, or visit the "Ferry Status" page on the right-hand side of the DOTD Web site.
Drivers can also access updates on the Plaquemine Ferry through Twitter by visiting http://twitter.com/PlaquemineFerry.
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.