PADUCAH, Ky. — Motorists who regularly use the Cave-in-Rock Ferry should be aware that delays are possible through this weekend due to heavy traffic generated by the nearby Hog Rock Motorcycle Rally that runs June 11-14.
The event is expected to attract more than 10,000 motorcycle enthusiasts. While delays are possible now through the weekend, traffic to and from the event site just north of the Cave-in-Rock community is most likely to create delays at the ferry on Friday and Sunday.
The Cave-in-Rock Ferry normally averages about 500 vehicles per day. However, during the Hog Rock event, it can run three to four times that number.
Travelers are advised to plan accordingly. Motorists should also be aware of increased motorcycles on the road across the region traveling to and from the event.
The Cave-in-Rock Ferry connects KY 91 with ILLINOIS Route 1 across the Ohio River between Crittenden County, Ky. and Hardin County, Ill.
The ferry normally operates from 6 a.m.-10:00 p.m. Central Time, seven days a week. The last ferry run each day departs the Illinois landing at 9:40 p.m. The last run from the Kentucky landing is at 9:50 p.m., daily. 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 Illinois Department of Transportation through a ferry authority.
For more information on the Ferry go to www.facebook.com/CIRFerry.