Algiers Ferry Terminal Work to Finish this Afternoon

Jan 31, 2013

Work on the damaged Algiers Point Ferry Terminal that was suspended yesterday due to inclement weather will be completed today by 3:30 p.m., according to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development.

Ferry service from the Algiers Point terminal will remain suspended while the work is being completed, the DOTD said. However, the DOTD says all construction is weather-dependent, and may need to be rescheduled again.

Pedestrians are advised to use the Gretna/Canal Street Ferry or RTA busses as an alternate 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 at, or by calling 504-248-3900.

The Algiers ferry terminal was damaged during Hurricane Isaac, and has been closed since, the DOTD said. Passengers have been using a temporary ramp to board and disembark the ferry on the west bank.

Travelers can follow the ferries on Twitter at @Canal_Ferry, @Chalmette_Ferry and @Gretna_Ferry.