DOTD asks motorists to wear masks when using statewide ferries
Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 11:24:15 AM
Baton Rouge, LA - For the safety of the traveling public and for ferry boat personnel during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) requests that motorists wear face masks when boarding a ferry on the toll collection side. Additionally, masks must be worn when interacting with DOTD employees. This is in accordance with Gov. John Bel Edwards’ renewal of the Phase 2 Resilient Louisiana proclamation that includes a statewide mask mandate, 96 JBE 2020 Section 3, which applies to public transportation.

In an effort to help minimize possible exposure to COVID-19, DOTD requests that motorists remain in their vehicles when traveling on ferries. However, masks must be worn if drivers leave their vehicles for any reason.

For statewide ferry information, visit the DOTD ferry/moveable bridge status page here.

Call 511 or visit for additional travel information. Out-of-state travelers may call 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511). Motorists may also monitor the LA DOTD website at, by selecting MYDOTD, or by visiting the DOTD Facebook and Twitter pages.