UPDATE: Cave-in-Rock Ferry will stay in service, tentative contract reached

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UPDATE: 11:48 p.m. 6/30/20

MARION, Ky. (WTVQ)- Soon after announcing the Cave-in-Rock Ferry would indefinitely end service Tuesday night after a contract expired, the Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) says it will now stay open, continuing on the normal schedule starting at 6 a.m., CDT, Wednesday, July 1, 2020.

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According to the ferry’s Facebook page, a tentative contract has been reached. More details from Crittenden County’s Judge-Executive were promised to come Wednesday.

The Cave-In-Rock Ferry’s funding comes from a partnership between the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and Illinois Department of Transportation through the Ohio River Ferry Authority.

The ferry typically runs 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. central time, 7 days a week with the last run from the Illinois landing at 9:40 p.m. The last run from the Kentucky landing is 9:50 p.m.


8:30 p.m. 6/30/20:

MARION, Ky. (WTVQ)- The Cave-In-Rock ferry has stopped service indefinitely as of 10 p.m. Tuesday, June 30, according to the Transportation Cabinet (KYTC).

KYTC says that’s when the two year contract to fund the ferry expires.

Its funding comes from a partnership between the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and Illinois Department of Transportation through the Ohio River Ferry Authority.

According to KYTC, it typically carries about 500 vehicles across the Ohio River in an average day and triple that on busy weekends like 4th of July.

The ferry will be closed until further notice.

 

 

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