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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -– The summer schedule will start a little earlier than planned on the Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry.

The NCDOT has decided to implement the summer schedule a few days early to accommodate the Easter Holiday weekend and increased traffic on the route. Two additional runs in each direction were scheduled to start Monday. Instead they will be on the schedule starting Saturday.

The changes will mean added runs at 10 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. from Southport, and at 10:45 a.m. and 1 p.m. from Fort Fisher. The complete schedule, effective March 30, is as follows:

Southport Fort Fisher
AM AM
5:30 6:15
7:00 7:45
7:45 8:30
8:30 9:15
9:15 10:00
10:00 10:45
10:45 11:30
11:30

PM
12:15 12:15
1:00 1:00
1:45 1:45
2:30 2:30
3:15 3:15
4:00 4:00
4:45 4:45
6:15 5:30
7:00

For additional information, travelers can contact the departure terminals. The phone numbers are:

Southport – (910) 457-6942
Fort Fisher – (910) 458-3329

Travelers can also call 800-293-3779 (BY-FERRY) and Press 1 for up-to-date ferry information, or sign up to receive tweets on their personal cell phones by going to www.twitter.com/ncdot_ferry.

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