NEW ORLEANS, La. – Yesterday, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced a temporary suspension of ferry service between Algiers Point and Canal Street, but it is now in receipt of the part needed to complete an emergency repair to the Motor Vessel Frank X. Armiger.
The part to repair the starboard main engine was not available locally and had to be sent overnight. Repairs to the vessel are underway; after which, the U.S. Coast Guard will have to inspect the boat and clear it for operation. DOTD hopes to resume service sometime this afternoon.
DOTD apologizes for any inconvenience and will make an announcement once the vessel is ready to resume service.
More information about the CCCD ferries can be found at www.dotd.la.gov/ferry/ 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 930 miles of interstate and 13,000 bridges, 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).