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Tuesday, July 07, 2015 03:20 PM

Muk/Clin - July 12-17: Overnight SR 20 Deception Pass Bridge closures
Plan for five overnight full closures of the SR 20 Deception Pass bridges connecting Whidbey Island to the mainland. Both bridges will close nightly from 7:30 p.m. until 5:30 a.m., Sunday, July 12 through the morning of Friday, July 17. The following extra sailings will serve the Mukilteo/Clinton route during the closures: Leaving Clinton at 9 p.m., 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 a.m. Leaving Mukilteo at 9:30 p.m., 2, 3, and 4 a.m. The nightly bridge closures are part of the SR 20 Frostad Road to Sharpes Corner paving project. The bridge work is weather-dependent. Get more information here


Tuesday, July 07, 2015 03:20 PM

PT/Coup - July 12-17: Overnight SR 20 Deception Pass Bridge closures
The SR 20 Deception Pass bridges connecting Whidbey Island to the mainland north of Oak Harbor will be closed for overnight paving from 7:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. nightly, July 12-17. Customers traveling from Port Townsend to Coupeville after the 5:15 p.m. sailing will not be able to take SR 20 to points north of Oak Harbor, such as Fidalgo Island, Anacortes or La Conner. WSF suggests taking the Mukilteo/Clinton ferry and I-5 as an alternate northbound route. The nightly bridge closures are part of the SR 20 Frostad Road to Sharpes Corner paving project. The bridge work is weather-dependent. Get more information here


Tuesday, July 07, 2015 03:20 PM

Public Meetings 7/7 & 7/8 - Washington State Ferries Fare Proposals
The Washington State Transportation Commission is holding public meetings this month to discuss a fare proposal for Washington State Ferries. The first two meetings are this week – Tuesday July 7, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm in Friday Harbor, and Wednesday July 8 in Clinton, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Please refer to the following links for more information:

Public Meetings and comments

Specific to the July 7 Friday Harbor Meeting and live stream internet option: Live Stream


Tuesday, July 07, 2015 05:47 PM

Ana/SJI - Yakima Running 30 Minutes Late
Due to a propulsion issue the Yakima is running 30 minutes late. This will affect the 5:10pm sailing from Anacortes to Lopez and the 6:15pm sailing from Lopez to Anacortes. This will also affect the 7:20pm sailing from Anacortes to Shaw and Orcas and the 8:15pm sailing from Shaw also the 8:45pm sailing from Orcas back to Anacortes.


Tuesday, July 07, 2015 03:20 PM

Sea/BI/Brem: Plan ahead for Mariner’s home game, 7/8
Fans from Wednesday’s 12:40 p.m. Mariner’s home game against the Detroit Tigers are expected to return home during the evening commute. Baseball fans and commuters alike can get ahead of the crowds by pre-purchasing a return-trip ticket, arriving early and planning for longer than usual wait times heading home from Seattle.


Tuesday, July 07, 2015 03:20 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.


Tuesday, July 07, 2015 03:20 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.


Tuesday, July 07, 2015 03:20 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.


Tuesday, July 07, 2015 03:20 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.