DOTD announces vessel swap at Chalmette Ferry route due to mechanical issue
Thursday, January 09, 2014 at 12:18:35 PM

New Orleans – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces it will swap vessels at the Lower Algiers to Chalmette ferry route due to a mechanical issue. The Motor Vessel Levy will be replaced with the smaller M/V St. John at 1 p.m., today.


The smaller vessel will run indefinitely, so ferry passengers should expect delays during peak travel times. DOTD will alert the public when the larger boat is ready to resume service.


More information about the New Orleans ferries can be found at Travelers can also follow the ferries on at Canal_Ferry or Chalmette_Ferry. For traffic information, dial 511 or visit Out-of-state travelers can call 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511).