LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - The Cameron Ferry is scheduled to suspend operations beginning at midnight on Apr. 30, 2020, according to DOTD.
The suspension is so that the ferry can be prepared for its US Coast Guard mandated dry dock. This will take the ferry out of service from that point on and is expected to be in dry dock until the Fall of 2021.
The dry dock will allow the Cameron Ferry to receive several upgrades including being equipped with new main engines, marine transmissions, drives and the necessary equipment for those systems.
Originally the ferry was scheduled for dry dock starting Mar. 31. The US Coast Guard approved a request to push back the date so that DOTD can get a relief ferry.