Friday, April 21, 2017

SR-220 J-Mack Ferry Closed for Emergency Cable Repairs

State of California • Department of Transportation


Date: April 21, 2017
District: 4 - Oakland
Contact: Vince Jacala
Phone: 510/286-5206


State Route 220-J-Mack Ferry
Cable Ferry Closed Due to Emergency Repairs for Cable Break
Closed Until Further Notice

SOLANO COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has temporarily closed the J-Mack Ferry in the Delta until further notice to perform emergency repairs after the underwater cable on which it runs was damaged.

The ferry travels across Steamboat Slough between Ryer Island in Solano County and Sacramento County.

The J-Mack was closed the evening of Thursday, April 20 and will be returned to service after repairs to the boat’s underwater cable and necessary inspections are completed. Caltrans will make an announcement once an estimated return time is determined.

The J-Mack Ferry provides around the clock service on State Route 220.

During the closure, motorists are advised to use the Real McCoy Ferry, also known as the Cache Slough Ferry along State Route 84.

For the latest, please call the Caltrans Ryer Island Ferry Update Line at (510) 622-0120.

Additional information is also available on the Caltrans Delta Ferries webpage at:

Or follow Caltrans on Twitter at:

Caltrans appreciates your patience as we work to maintain the J-Mack Ferry.

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