The ferry in the village of San Estevan, Orange Walk, which links it with Progresso in Corozal and points north, has been closed from December twenty-ninth. At the time, the Ministry of Works indicated that urgent maintenance needed to be done on the ferry. The closure was slated to last through to this Wednesday. But the ministry released a statement this evening indicating that motorists will face a longer wait to use the transportation route. The ferry remains closed until January twenty-second, less than two weeks from today, to facilitate the completion of the repairs. The ministry says it regrets inconveniences caused.