Cave In Rock Ferry Reopened 2-25-2020


PADUCAH, Ky. (Feb. 25, 2020) — The Cave-In-Rock Ferry is open.  The ferry resumed service at 6 a.m., CST, today.

The Cave-in-Rock Ferry had been out of service since February 15, when rising floodwaters covered KY 91 near the Kentucky Landing.  Floodwaters dropped enough overnight to allow the ferry to reopen this morning.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Crittenden County Highway Maintenance Crew started removing drift, mud, and other debris from almost a mile of KY 91 leading to the Kentucky Landing on Monday.   This morning the crew was able to finish their debris-clearing and inspection work in time for the ferry to resume service on the normal schedule at 6 a.m.

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The Cave-In-Rock Ferry connects KY 91 with ILLINOIS Route 1 across the Ohio River between Crittenden County, KY, and Hardin County, IL.

The ferry normally operates from 6:00 a.m. to 9:50 p.m. central time, 7 days a week.  The ferry carries about 500 vehicles across the Ohio River in an average day.

The Cave-In-Rock Ferry is at Ohio River navigation mile point 881.0.

The Cave-In-Rock Ferry is operated by an independent contractor with joint funding from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and the Illinois Department of Transportation through a ferry authority.

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