CCCD adds second ferry to help transport fans to NFL Kickoff
Thursday, September 09, 2010 at 11:36:44 AM

NEW ORLEANS, La. – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development’s Crescent City Connection Division (CCCD) announces the addition of a second ferry to today’s schedule to help transport fans of the Who Dat Nation to the NFL Kickoff festivities and game.

The Motor Vessel Thomas Jefferson will operate starting at 1 p.m. and is scheduled to run until 9 p.m., or until traffic conditions subside. As previously released, the Algiers Ferry is running its regular schedule, 6 a.m. until 12:15 a.m., but will close to vehicular traffic, from Algiers, at 1:00 p.m., with limited access to the ferry landing until 5:30 p.m. The Gretna Ferry is operating on an extended schedule and will make its last trip at 9 p.m., from Canal Street.

The Chalmette Ferry is running its regular schedule, 6 a.m. to 8:45 p.m., with no changes. The ferries will return to regular operating hours on Friday, September 10.

More information about the CCCD ferries can be found at or by calling (504) 376-8100. Travelers can also follow the ferries on at Canal_Ferry, Chalmette_Ferry and Gretna_Ferry. For traffic information, dial 511 or visit Out-of-state travelers can call 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511).