Travel Alert Bulletins

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Sunday, April 23, 2017 01:03 PM

ED/KI-Update- Kingston Terminal Wait Time: 2 Hr. with WSP boarding Pass Required
There is a two hour wait for drivers departing Kingston. The boarding pass system has been activated due to heavy traffic delays. Washington State Patrol will be handing out boarding passes to vehicles in queue on State Route 104 at Lindvog Rd NE. If a driver attempts to enter the terminal without a boarding pass they will be directed by WSP to the end of the queue.


Sunday, April 23, 2017 06:03 AM

PT/CV - Reservation Status for Sunday 4/23
For Sunday, April 23, vehicle reservations from Port Townsend are available on the 6:30am and 8:00am sailings only. All afternoon and evening sailings are full with very limited standby space. Coupeville reservations are available for the 7:15am, 8:45am, 7:30pm, and 9:10pm sailings only.

Your alternate routes are Edmonds/Kingston and Mukilteo/Clinton.

Reservations can be made up to two hours before sailing time, so please check back at TakeaFerry to see if there have been any cancellations or changes made to existing reservations. Walk on space is available for all departures.


Friday, April 21, 2017 08:03 PM

Faunt/Va/SW - 30 Minute Lane Closures on SR 160 Began April 18 for Tree Trimming
Beginning Tuesday, April 18, drivers can expect delays on State Route 160 (Sedgwick Road) from milepost 4.8 near Banner Road to milepost 7.3 in Southworth while utility crews trim trees adjacent to the highway. The work will require closing the eastbound SR 160 lane for periods of up to 30 minutes between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. each weekday through April 28. During those times, a single alternating lane of traffic will be flagged through the workzone.

Motorists will also encounter shoulder closures on the south side of SR 160 during those same hours. Drivers are encouraged to allow extra time to travel through the area. High winds could postpone this work.

Before heading out the door, drivers can get real-time traffic information on their phones with the WSDOTMobileApp, and the WSDOTTravelAlerts pages.


Sunday, April 23, 2017 05:55 AM

Muk/Clin - Low Tides May Affect Travel for Low Clearance Trucks, April 27-May 1
Please be advised that from Thursday, April 27 through Monday, May 1, low tides may affect travel for low-clearance trucks, trailers, and other tow vehicles on the Mukilteo/Clinton route. This is because the tides affect the angle of the bridge that allows vehicles to drive onto the ferry. These vehicle types with less than 14 inches of clearance from the ground to the undercarriage of the vehicle, may be delayed depending on the tides during this time period and will have to wait until the tide comes in to depart the terminal. WSF apologizes for the inconvenience.


Friday, April 14, 2017 08:04 PM

New Call Center Hours
Starting March 6, the WSF Call Center will be open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Email/web support is also available from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week at wsfinfo@wsdot.wa.gov. Reservations for the Anacortes/San Juan Islands/Sidney, B.C. and Port Townsend/Coupeville routes are available 24/7 at www.takeaferry.com, and general information about Washington State Ferries can be found at WSF Ferries.

The Lost and Found office at Colman Dock will also operate Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. This office will be closed on Saturday and Sunday.


Friday, April 14, 2017 08:04 PM

Sea/Brem/BI - Maintenance Project at Colman Dock
Please be advised that structural maintenance and repair work under the dock at the Seattle ferry terminal (Colman Dock)is expected to last through early spring 2017. This activity should not delay ferry service or significantly reduce vehicle waiting capacity on the dock; however, sections of the vehicle waiting lanes will be closed to the public while repairs are being made to the support beams and trusses below. Thank you for your patience as WSF maintains our facilities and improves our service to you.


Wednesday, April 19, 2017 04:35 AM

Anacortes/Sidney BC - Identification is Required
U.S. and Canadian citizens 16 years of age and older traveling to or from Sidney BC must have one of the following designated documents: current passport, current passport card, enhanced driver's license (EDL), or "trusted traveler" document such as a Nexus Card. Travelers must have required travel documents ready and in hand upon arrival at the tollbooth.


Friday, April 21, 2017 04:08 PM

Spring Sailing Schedule Began Sunday, April 2
Please be advised that WSF’s Spring Sailing Schedule began Sunday, April 2 and runs through June 24. Please check Spring 2017 or pick up green schedule #243 at the terminals or on the vessels.


Wednesday, April 19, 2017 04:34 AM

PD/Tah - Point Defiance Public Restroom Closure
The public restroom located near the Point Defiance ferry terminal and Pierce County Transit stop was permanently closed on Wednesday, March 15. The closure is necessary due to maintenance costs. Please use the restrooms aboard the vessel or at the Point Defiance Boathouse. For questions or concerns, please contact wsfinfo@wsdot.wa.gov or 511.


Friday, April 14, 2017 08:04 PM

Muk/Clin - Pick Up and Drop Off at Clinton Must Enter Through Tollbooth
Customers using the ADA/limited mobility pick-up and drop-off area at the Clinton terminal must enter through the tollbooth instead of the transit bus lanes. Entering through the tollbooth helps keep car traffic out of the bus lanes and ensures your safety and security on the dock. Passengers that are able to walk a short distance can save time and avoid lineups at the tollbooth by using the designated drop-off/pick-up area across from the phone booth on Ferry Dock road. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.