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Posted on: August 4, 2020

Pointe-a-la-Hache Ferry Ramp Update

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

POINTE-A-LA-HACHE FERRY RAMP UPDATE 

PLAQUEMINES PARISH – Plaquemines Parish Government plans to have the final design and scope of work for the Pointe-a-la-Hache ferry ramp emergency repairs completed by Wednesday, August 5th.  While working closely with contractors, Burk-Kleinpeter, Inc., government officials have been working promptly to complete their response plans, which will be submitted to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) later this week. The response plan comes after a state order was issued for the closure of the ramp, July 28th.  

“We look forward to receiving and reviewing the scope of work from BKI. Our Engineering Department is eager to get started and safely open the ferry ramp for our community,” said Parish President Kirk Lepine. The parish says the plans moving forward include the Department of Engineering immediately soliciting quotes from contractors. The awarded contractor will be expected to mobilize quickly to begin repairs.

Starting Wednesday, August 5th, Plaquemines Parish Government will begin implementing Community Action Agency bus service for Eastbank pedestrians crossing to the Westbank. The Community Action Agency bus will be located at the Westbank Pointe-a-la-Hache ferry landing to transport residents to the following locations: Fremin’s Food Market, Plaquemines Parish Medical Center, Regions Bank, Mississippi River Bank, and Ace Hardware.

Riders can call Plaquemines Parish Director of Administration’s Office reservation line at 504.934.6320 to schedule pickup. The agency asks riders to assist in helping to keep the community safe by prioritizing reservations. We ask riders to limit the number of recreation-based trips for their safety and the safety of our operators. Pedestrian services will continue to operate to meet the needs of the community.

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