Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
Mammoth Cave National Park’s planned closure of the Green River Ferry Crossing and Green River Ferry Road for a vehicle ramp extension project has been delayed until at least Monday, July 15 due to contractual delays. The delay will not affect the constructions project’s end date which remains Friday, November 15.
The Green River Ferry ramp extension project will extend the current vehicle access ramps into the Green River by 30 feet which should allow the ferry boat to operate during periods of low water levels. The latest construction start date was Monday, July 8, but the contractor will not be in place in time to warrant a closure of the ferry operation. The project is being coordinated by the Federal Highway Administration Eastern Lands Highway Division.
To check the current status of the Green River Ferry Crossing improvement projects and the Green River Ferry and road closure, please visit the park’s website www.nps.gov/maca/green-river-ferry-improvement-projects.htm or call the Green River Ferry Hotline at 270-758-2166. Updates on the construction start date will also be provided on the park’s Facebook and Twitter pages.