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Wednesday, March 20, 2019 10:26 AM
Sea/Brem/BI - Alaskan Way has been reduced to one lane in each direction
Reminder: Vehicle passengers traveling through Colman Dock should plan on giving themselves more time to get to and out of the terminal in the coming weeks. WSDOT contractor crews began deconstructing the section of the old SR 99 Alaskan Way Viaduct in front of the terminal on February 20. This work requires reducing Alaskan Way to one lane in each direction between Marion Street and Yesler Way. Travelers should prepare for heavier than normal traffic congestion during the closure. The work is scheduled to conclude by the end of March.
Construction is not anticipated to affect walk-on passengers’ access to Colman Dock. Customers will still be able to use the Marion Street pedestrian bridge or Alaskan Way to access the terminal.
We appreciate your continued patience during this important project. If you have additional questions about the road closure, or demolition of the SR 99 Alaskan Way Viaduct, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-888-AWV-LINE (298-5463). Customers can also sign-up to receive email updates about the project.
Thursday, March 21, 2019 03:06 PM
Ana/SJI - Hyak Running 20 Minutes Behind Schedule
The M/V Hyak is running an estimated 20 minutes behind schedule due to heavy vehicle traffic boarding the vessel. Real-time arrivals and departures can be viewed at VesselWatch. Updates will occur as conditions change.
Thursday, March 21, 2019 02:35 PM
Reduced capacity on Edmonds/Kingston route through March
Drivers should continue to plan for possible delays on the route through the end of the month. The smaller M/V Suquamish will remain on the route while crews continue to work on unplanned vessel maintenance to get a relief vessel back into service. The Suquamish holds about 60 fewer vehicles than the Puyallup.
People driving aboard are encouraged to give themselves extra travel time. Thank you for your patience while we work to return the route back to full capacity. For continued up-to-date information, customers can follow WSF’s Twitter account and view real-time departure and arrival information using VesselWatch.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 10:10 AM
Western Avenue closed near Colman Dock starting Monday, March 18
Reminder: Western Avenue will be closed in both directions between Columbia and Marion streets starting at 7 a.m. on Monday, March 18. The road will be closed until at least early April and gives crews space to build a section of the temporary Marion Street pedestrian bridge.
This temporary bridge will eventually connect all the way to the new Seattle terminal building this summer.
Drivers exiting Colman Dock are encouraged to use First Avenue or subsequent streets if they typically rely on Western. For more information, visit AlaskanWayViaduct.com. Customers can also sign-up to receive email updates about the project.
Thursday, March 21, 2019 01:40 PM
Sea/Brem - Reminder - Reduced capacity started Saturday, March 16
Beginning Saturday, March 16, the Seattle/Bremerton route is on reduced vehicle capacity due to unplanned vessel maintenance. Needed motor repairs to the Kaleetan have forced it out of service, and it is being replaced with the smaller Sealth. The Sealth carries about 60 fewer cars than the Kaleetan.
Customers should plan ahead and give themselves extra travel time if possible. Crews are working to return the route back to full capacity as quickly as possible, but the changes could remain in place until Saturday, March 23. We will continue to send updates as they become available.
Thursday, March 21, 2019 04:33 PM
Sea/BI - Update - Both lanes are open on SR 305 near Reitan Road
WSDOT maintenance work is completed and both lanes are open on State Route 305 near Reitan Road.
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 04:36 AM
Faunt/Va/SW - New spring schedule for Triangle Route starts March 31
Mark your calendars. Starting Sunday, March 31, the Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth route will be operating on a brand new weekday and weekend schedule. Be sure to review the new sailing schedule as you begin making your spring plans. Visit our website to view the new schedule and get additional details on the change.
Thursday, March 21, 2019 01:15 PM
Reminder - Faunt/Va/SW - Triangle Route on two-boat beginning Monday, March 18
Reminder:The Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth route will be reduced to 2-boat schedule to start the week due to unplanned vessel maintenance. Needed motor repairs to the Kaleetan, having one-third of the fleet undergoing maintenance, and the lack of a backup boat in the system necessitates leaving two vessels on the route. Crews are working to return a boat back to service as soon as possible, but the changes could remain in place until Saturday, March 23.
The effects of the two-boat schedule should be lessened compared to two weeks ago. Two 124-vehicle capacity ferries will be on the route, versus having the smaller Sealth. However, we understand that this service disruption will affect customers’ schedules and travel plans. Thank you for your patience while we work to quickly restore the route back to full service. We will continue to send updates as they become available.
Thursday, March 21, 2019 02:57 PM
Faunt/Va/SW - Update - 1 Hour Wait at Fauntleroy - Vessels 25-30 Minutes Late
Both vessels are running 25 to 30 minutes late due to the 2-boat schedule and loading/offloading delays. There is an estimated one hour wait for drivers departing the Fauntleroy terminal. Check VesselWatch for actual departures and estimated arrival times.
Thursday, March 21, 2019 02:59 PM
PT/Coup - Tidal Cancellations for Friday, March 22
Tidal currents will cancel one or more sailings from Port Townsend and Coupeville in March. Please see our Tidal Cancellations table for a complete list of affected dates and departures.
On Friday, March 22, due to tidal currents, the 9:30 am sailing from Port Townsend and the 10:15 am sailing from Coupeville are cancelled. Your alternate routes are Edmonds/Kingston and Mukilteo/Clinton.
Thursday, March 21, 2019 02:59 PM
Ana/SJI's - Overhead Passenger Bridge Back in Service
The overhead passenger bridge is back in service at the Anacortes terminal following earlier maintenance.
Thursday, March 21, 2019 04:32 PM
Faunt/Va/SW - ADA Alert - Cathlamet car deck restroom is out of service
The accessible car deck restroom on the Cathlamet is out of service. Accessible restrooms are located on the main passenger deck. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. A repair status will be provided as more information becomes available.
Thursday, March 21, 2019 01:14 PM
Sea/Brem - ADA Alert - M/V Samish Elevator Out of Service
The #1 passenger elevator on the M/V Samish is temporarily out of service. ADA restrooms are located on the auto deck. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Updates will occur as more information becomes available.
Thursday, March 21, 2019 04:26 PM
Sea/BI/Brem - ADA Alert - Update - Both Elevators Back in Service
Both elevators are back in service at the Seattle Colman dock following ongoing maintenance.
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 04:37 AM
Muk/Clin - Update - Ferry Dock Road Project began Feb. 20
Construction to upgrade the drop-off and pick-up access to the Clinton Ferry Terminal on Ferry Dock Road is now underway. Ferry Dock Road is completely closed to traffic during the next few months until the project is completed.
Remember, drivers looking to drop off or pick up passengers at the terminal need to go through the tollbooth and drive onto the dock. Please avoid using Columbia Beach Drive. Thank you for your patience as we work to make pedestrian access to the terminal safer and easier for everyone. For more information about the project and to get updated schedule information, visit Ferry Dock Road Project in Clinton.
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 04:36 AM
Faunt/Va/SW - Southworth Vehicle Staging Procedure
Drivers queue up (line up on SE Sedgwick Rd) and proceed on a first come, first serve basis to the toll booth for the next available sailing. If a line exists from the tollbooth to the intersection at SE Southworth Drive and SE Sedgwick Highway, all vehicles must line up in the ferry line on Sedgwick Highway. These changes were made for safety and for the first come, first serve loading process.