POSTED: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 1:15pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 1:19pm
WHITE CASTLE, LA — Today, the Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced a revised estimate for when the White Castle ferry is expected to return to service.
Service was expected to resume in mid-September after crews completed repairs to the ferry’s propeller shaft; however, delays in acquiring a dry-dock at the ship yard, the discovery of additional necessary repairs, and Hurricane Isaac’s landfall have moved the estimated return to service date to mid-to-late October.
Before traveling, drivers can call the Toll-Free Ferry Information line at 1-888-613-3779 for the status of the ferry, or visit the "Ferry Status" page on the right-hand side of the DOTD Web site.
Drivers can also access updates on the ferry through Twitter by visiting www.twitter.com/WhCastle_Ferry . By creating a Twitter account, drivers can receive automatic updates on the ferry’s status via their Twitter Web page or text message.
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 890 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.