FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Bambi Hall
January 30, 2013 504-484-0210
UPDATE: DOTD reschedules temporary suspension of Algiers Point ferry service due to inclement weather
NEW ORLEANS, La. – Due to inclement weather, today’s temporary suspension of ferry service at Algiers Point has now been rescheduled for Thursday, January 31, beginning at 6 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., to complete repairs to the Algiers Point Ferry Terminal, announces the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD).
Pedestrians may use the Gretna/Canal Street Ferry or RTA Bus Service as an alternative route to the east bank. Departures from the Gretna Ferry Terminal are on the half-hour, beginning at 6:30 a.m. RTA bus routes and schedules can be found atwww.norta.com or by calling 504-248-3900.
Ferry service from Algiers Point will resume at 3:30 p.m., or upon completion of the re-installation. In the event repairs are not complete, the ferry will still resume its route at 3:30 and another temporary closure will be announced for an additional day and time. All planned construction activities are weather-dependent and may be rescheduled in the event of inclement weather. DOTD apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciates your patience as we complete the repairs to the Algiers Point Ferry Terminal.
A portion of the terminal suffered structural damage following Hurricane Isaac. Passengers have been utilizing a temporary ramp, as an alternate loading point, constructed by ferry personnel immediately following the storm.
More information about the CCCD ferries can be found at www.dotd.louisiana.gov/operations/cccd/ or by calling (504) 376-8100. Travelers can also follow the ferries on Twitter.com at Canal_Ferry, Chalmette_Ferry and Gretna_Ferry. For traffic information, dial 511 or visit www.511la.org. Out-of-state travelers can call 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511).
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) is committed to delivering transportation and public works systems that enhance the quality of life. In addition to more than 16,600 miles of roadway, including over 930 miles of interstate, DOTD supports the development of the state’s aviation, marine and rail infrastructures. Through this work, we are able to facilitate economic development, create job opportunities, improve vital evacuation routes, and make critical freight corridors safer and more efficient.
For more information, please visit www.dotd.la.gov, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call DOTD’s Customer Service Center at (225) 379-1232 or 1-877-4LADOTD (1-877-452-3683). Business hours are 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Motorists can access up-to-date travel information by dialing 511 or by visiting www.511la.org. Out of-state travelers can call 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511)
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