Lynchburg Ferry resumes service across Houston Ship Channel

BAYTOWN, Texas (KTRK) -- The Lynchburg Ferry is scheduled to resume service across the Houston Ship Channel on Monday.

The ferry has been out of service since last February for upgrades to transfer ramps.

The Harris County Toll Road Authority operates the free service, and officials said the ramp upgrades should reduce the number of future outages due to weather.

Depending on wind, currents and traffic, the trip across the water on Independence Parkway can take anywhere from five to ten minutes.

Once it resumes service on Monday, the ferry will run from 4:30 a.m. until 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Two ferries operate from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
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