*UPDATE* Plaquemine Ferry to close for annual inspection Nov. 9
Tuesday, November 09, 2021 at 1:07:57 PM
*UPDATE* The Plaquemine ferry is now open and has resumed normal operating hours.

Baton Rouge-
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces that the Plaquemine ferry will be closed Tuesday, November 9, beginning at 4:30 a.m. This closure is necessary to allow the Coast Guard to conduct their annual inspection on this vessel.

Travelers are encouraged to monitor 511la.org for the status of the ferry prior to traveling.

As a reminder, the ferry’s weekday hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 4:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. The second Plaquemine ferry remains out of service at this time.

DOTD appreciates your patience. Motorists are encouraged to check the status of road conditions statewide prior to beginning commutes by visiting the 511 Traveler Information website at www.511la.org 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).