Travel Alert Bulletins

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015 09:27 PM

Sea/Brem/BI - Colman Dock – All Vehicles Over 30-Feet Exit at Yesler Way
The existing Marion Street exit is closed and a temporary exit between Marion and Madison streets closer to the fire station is open. This change requires trucks and vehicles over 30-feet in length to use the Yesler Way exit because the turn radius at the new, temporary exit north of Marion Street is not wide enough for vehicles longer than 30 feet. The temporary exit changes are needed to make room for on-going Seawall Project construction adjacent to Colman Dock. Map.


Wednesday, July 22, 2015 09:27 PM

Sea/Brem/BI - Colman Dock – Exterior Pedestrian Stairways Closed
Ongoing Seawall Project construction adjacent to Colman Dock will temporarily close the north and south exterior stairways to the terminal building through fall 2015. Pedestrian access will be maintained via outside elevator, the Marion Street pedestrian bridge and a street-level crossing leading to the indoor terminal ramps. Map.


Wednesday, July 22, 2015 09:27 PM

Ana/SJ's - Elwha Out of Service Through Summer Season
The 48-year-old Elwha will remain out of service for approximately four months while crews perform emergency repairs to a drive motor. We realize having one of our mid-sized vessels out for an extended period of time puts a strain on travelers, especially during the height of our busiest season. Until further notice, the 124-car Kitsap will continue to serve the Anacortes/San Juan Islands route in place of the Elwha.


Wednesday, July 22, 2015 09:27 PM

Faunt/Va/SW - Reminder - Vashon Terminal Operational Changes
Construction begins in late-July to bring the entire Vashon Ferry Dock up to current seismic standards. WSF will work to minimize impacts to customers. Starting Sunday, June 14, operational changes will occur for Southworth-bound oversized vehicles traveling from Fauntleroy and Vashon:

*From Vashon to Southworth, vehicles more than 38 feet long will be limited to six designated sailings per day.

*From Fauntleroy to Southworth, vehicles more than 7 feet tall or more than 22 feet long will be able to travel on all but six designated sailings per day.

Please view the online or printed schedules for impacted sailings: Southworth/Vashon and Fauntleroy/Southworth.


Wednesday, July 22, 2015 09:27 PM

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.