UPDATE: Valley View Ferry reopens

Valley View Ferry

UPDATE: (9/11/18, 11:41 a.m.) – The Valley View Ferry is back open on a regular schedule after being closed due to high water conditions.

NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Valley View Ferry is closed until further notice due to high water conditions on the Kentucky River.

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The paddlewheel ferry shuttles vehicles across the river between Jessamine and Madison counties.

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 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.  It has been operating since 1785.