After about a month hiatus of weekend service, the Valley View Ferry, which shuttles vehicles and people across the Kentucky River at Tates Creek Road at the Fayette, Jessamine and Madison county lines, is once again full steam ahead with seven-day-a-week service.
The ferry is a free service and operates with funding from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, the fiscal courts of Madison and Jessamine counties, and the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government.
At the end of June, citing a shortage of qualified operators, the Valley View Ferry Authority, which manages the ferry, said the reduction in hours was the result of one of the vessel’s two full-time captains resigning. But according to a traffic update page on the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government’s website (here), the ferry has resumed weekend service from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Sat. – Sun. The ferry operates from 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. Mon. – Fri.