White Castle ferry closes three weeks

Staff reports

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announced Thursday that the White Castle ferry will be closed for about three weeks.

The 17-car White Castle ferry was moved to the St. Francisville/New Roads ferry landing Saturday after the vessel operating at that location was taken out of service to allow crews to replace the engine. Service at the White Castle landing will resume once repairs are complete.

The ferry’s normal hours are from 4:30-8:30 a.m. and from 3:30-7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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. For questions about DOTD’s Twitter page or any other DOTD-related questions, contact DOTD’s Customer Service Center at 1-877-4LA-DOTD (1-877-452-3683). The center’s normal business hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.