Ferry and Waterfront Access

Colman Dock ferry access

The SR 99 Tunnel and Elliott Bay Seawall projects continue to affect ferry access and traffic patterns on Alaskan Way near Colman Dock in Seattle. If you are traveling to Bainbridge Island or Bremerton for the Thansgiving holiday, please be sure to plan ahead. The busiest travel times will be Wednesday afternoon and evening and Thursday morning. Police officers will be stationed at key intersections near Colman Dock to help keep traffic moving.    


  • Drivers enter Colman Dock from northbound or southbound Alaskan Way at Yesler Way.
    • If the ferry holding area on the dock reaches capacity, northbound drivers will be directed by police officers to the holding lane on southbound Alaskan Way. Left turns from northbound Alaskan Way at Yesler Way will be limited to freight, motorcycles and vanpools only. 
  • Passenger pickup and drop-off is located on the west side of Alaskan Way between Columbia and Marion streets.


Pedestrians and bicyclists:

  • Pedestrian access is available from the Marion Street pedestrian bridge and the temporary walkway from Alaskan Way between Columbia and Marion streets.
  • Bicyclists enter the ferry terminal at Yesler Way. 


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