DOTD to change hours and suspend ferry service in Plaquemine due to Tropical Storm Ida
Friday, August 27, 2021 at 10:41:45 AM
Baton Rouge, LA - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces that the Plaquemine ferry will have altered hours of operation on Saturday, August 28. The ferry will operate from 7:00 am until 12:00 pm. After noon Saturday, the ferry will be temporarily closed to secure the vessel in safe harbor ahead of dangerous weather conditions due to Tropical Storm Ida. The ferry will remain closed until conditions are safe for operations to resume.

Motorists are encouraged to check the status of road conditions and the ferry prior to commuting to impacted areas by using the following resources:

  • MyDOTD: Motorists can receive automatic and up-to-date information on local projects, lane and road closures, and other DOTD activity by signing up for MyDOTD on the DOTD website.
  • 511 Traveler Information: Travelers can also find information regarding road closures by visiting the 511 Traveler Information website at or by dialing 511 from their telephone and saying the route or region about which they are seeking information. Out-of-state travelers can access the system by calling 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511).
  • Social media: Additional information can be found at DOTD’s Facebook and Twitter pages.