Second Plaquemine ferry out of service for approximately eight weeks
Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 2:45:19 PM
Baton Rouge - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced today that the second Plaquemine ferry will be out of service for approximately eight weeks beginning tomorrow, December 11. This is due to ferry staffing issues in Plaquemine, as well as the complete outage of the Cameron ferry in southwest Louisiana. To best serve the traveling public of the state as a whole with the department’s currently limited resources, the second Plaquemine ferry will be moved to Cameron while their current vessel is being repaired.

To provide greater service while the second Plaquemine ferry is in Cameron, the primary ferry’s hours of operation will be modified on weekdays. The schedule will be as follows:

  • Monday-Friday from 4:30am to 9:00pm
  • Saturday-Sunday from 9:30am to 7:00pm
DOTD appreciates your patience during this time. Motorists are encouraged to check the status of road conditions statewide prior to beginning commutes 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).