The DOTD has closed the Chalmette Ferry, NOT the Paris Road bridge as the DOTD previously reported.

Monday, March 25, 2024 3:35 PM
St. Bernard Parish, La. – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces the immediate closure of the Chalmette Ferry.

This afternoon, a DOTD inspection found structural deficiencies in the Ferry’s landing bridge resulting in unsafe driving conditions.

The FERRY is closed until further notice; however, DOTD crews are already surveying the damage.

Updated information will be provided as soon as it is available.

For more information, please visit www.dotd.la.gov, email [email protected], or call DOTD’s Customer Service Center at (225) 379-1232 or 1-877-4LADOTD (1-877-452-3683). Business hours are 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please let us know how we may better serve you: Customer Service Survey.