Cameron Ferry dry docked; ferry Acadia in place

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces that at midnight, Friday, Apr. 24, the Cameron Ferry was removed from service in preparation for its United States Coast Guard (USCG) mandated dry dock. The department has arranged for a relief ferry named the Acadia to continue trips across the ship channel.

While the Acadia is in service, any vehicle combinations longer than 50 feet will be required to detour and may use I-10. The boat launch on the west side of the Calcasieu River, adjacent to the ferry landing, will be closed to ensure safety while the Acadia is in service.

The Cameron Ferry is expected to be in dry dock until Summer 2021. During the scheduled downtime, the ferry will be equipped with new main engines, marine transmissions, drives and the necessary equipment for those systems.

DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to please drive with caution and be on the lookout for work crews and their equipment.