DOTD to suspend Plaquemine ferry service this weekend
Friday, December 18, 2020 at 12:36:27 PM
Baton Rouge- The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces that services for the Plaquemine Ferry will temporarily be suspended on Saturday, December 19 and Sunday, December 20 due to ongoing ferry staffing issues related to COVID-19. The ferry will re-open on Monday, December 21 at 4:30 a.m.

Due to COVID quarantines, the department doesn’t have enough staff to meet the Coast Guard regulations to run the remaining Plaquemine ferry on its usual schedule. Because of this personnel shortage, the remaining Plaquemine ferry will be shut down during non-peak hours. The second ferry has been temporarily relocated to Cameron Parish while their ferry is being repaired from damages associated with the recent hurricanes that impacted southwest Louisiana.

The temporary schedule will be as follows:

• Monday - Friday from 4:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.; re-opens from 2 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
• Saturday - Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 6:45 p.m.

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).