FOX 8 received this news release from the Department of Transportation and Development Thursday evening:
New Orleans – On Saturday, April 20, and Sunday, April 21, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) will temporarily suspend service to the Lower Algiers/Chalmette ferry route for approximately one hour, from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m., due to a road closure at the Chalmette Refinery, which will block access to the ferry landing.
During the closure, a large tank will be transported from the plant. A second closure will be required, during the 9 a.m. hour, for the trailer to return to the plant.
The vessel will begin its normal service at 6 a.m. and make its last trip from Chalmette at 6:45 a.m. It will be on standby on the Westbank until the St. Bernard Parish Sheriff's Office Traffic Division notifies the vessel captain that it is cleared to resume service.
More information about the ferries can be found at www.dotd.louisiana.gov/operations/cccd/, www.dotd.la.gov/ferry/ 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.
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