Additional Plaquemine landing ferry added to relieve traffic
BATON ROUGE –Officials say an additional ferry will operate at the Plaquemine landing starting Monday to ease traffic congestion.
DOTD Secretary Shawn Wilson said the announcement comes due to the influx of traffic throughout the Baton Rouge area as communities rebuild after the historic flooding.
The additional ferry will allow up to an additional 120 vehicles an hour to cross the Mississippi River. It will only operate on weekdays from 5:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., according to Wilson.
The ferry will run until Sept. 30. More information on the available ferry services can be found at the DOTD website.
"We expect the influx of travelers throughout the region to remain for some time, and expanding the ferry service is the best way to provide a level of short term congestion relief," Wilson said.