NEW ORLEANS, La. – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces the ferry schedule for the 2013 Super Bowl weekend, February 2-3, with one route adjustment.
· The Gretna Ferry, which services the route to and from Canal Street, will go into service at 12:45 p.m. and make its last trip from Gretna at 11:30 p.m. and its last trip from Canal at midnight. Departures from Gretna will be made on the half hour and from Canal on the hour. Gretna is a pedestrian only route.
· The Algiers Ferry, which services the route to and from Algiers Point to Canal Street, will operate its normal schedule, beginning at 6 a.m., making its last trip from Algiers at midnight and its last trip from Canal at 12:15 a.m. Departures from Algiers Point will be every hour and half hour, and from Canal on every quarter hour. Algiers is a vehicle and pedestrian route.
· The Chalmette Ferry, which services the route to and from Lower Algiers, will operate on its normal schedule, beginning at 6 a.m., making its last trip from Chalmette at 8:45 p.m., with departures from Lower Algiers on the hour and half hour and from Chalmette on the quarter hour. Chalmette is a vehicle only route.
The revised schedule is only in effect Feb. 2 and 3, after which all ferries will resume normal operating hours.
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)