La. roads remain open during stay-at-home order; Plaquemine Ferry tolls waived

La. roads remain open during stay-at-home order; Plaquemine Ferry tolls waived
Officials with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) say state roads remain open during a stay at home order issued by the governor. (Source: WAFB)

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) reported there are no plans to close state roads due to COVID-19.

Officials said infrastructure is vital right now for the delivery of goods and services but they asked people to please stay home unless going out for essential items like food, medicine, medical care, or work.

DOTD will also temporarily suspend the tolls for the Plaquemine Ferry, Cameron Ferry, and Duty Ferry beginning Wednesday, April 1 at 6 a.m. Tolls will remain suspended through April 30 unless otherwise noted. This change follows the statewide mandates of social distancing and helps to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19.

In order to help slow the spread of the coronavirus, DOTD urges drivers to follow some basic guidelines while using DOTD ferries:

  • Remain in your vehicle while on the ferry
  • Keep vehicle windows closed

Drivers can still check 511la.org for all road closures and incidents on Louisiana highways.

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