RICHMOND, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Valley View Ferry is closed until further notice due to high water conditions on the Kentucky River from the weekend rain.
When the ferry is not operating, the suggested alternate route between Nicholasville and Richmond is US-27S to Lancaster in Garrard County, then KY-52E to Richmond. The suggested alternate route between Lexington and Richmond is I-75.
The paddlewheel ferry shuttles vehicles between Madison and Jessamine counties.
The Valley View Ferry is a free service. It operates with funding from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, the fiscal courts of Madison and Jessamine counties and the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government.
The ferry is managed by the Valley View Ferry Authority, composed of citizens and government officials from the three counties served.