Seattle Multimodal Terminal at Colman Dock Project - What to expect during construction

During construction, Colman Dock will remain open and operational with the same number of Bainbridge Island and Bremerton sailings each day. While the contractor will complete most of the work from barges on the water, space on the dock will be limited because of construction work zones.

  • Pile-driving occurs Monday through Saturday, during daylight hours, August through mid-February. This work may be noisy, and removal of old, creosote-coated timber piles can cause vibration and odors.
  • The main entrance to the ferry terminal is now at Madison Street. Get info about vehicle lanes for tollbooth access and ferry queuing (pdf 1mb)
  • Pedestrian connections to the Marion Street Bridge and the street remains open throughout construction to ensure access for walk-on passengers and customer safety. All facilities will be ADA-accessible.
  • The passenger-only ferry facility (King County Water Taxi and Kitsap Transit Fast Ferry) is temporarily located on the north side of Colman Dock through fall 2018.
  • Vehicle holding space off the dock is needed, especially on busy weekends and during the summer.
  • Contact us at or (206) 515-3870 for more information. 

Terminal space limited during construction

The terminal building will be smaller as crews rebuild the dock below and the new building itself. There will not be enough space to accommodate passengers leaving for Bainbridge Island and Bremerton at the same time. We are adjusting the sailing schedule during construction to make sure only one ferry arrives and departs Colman Dock at a time.

Existing terminal building open during first phase of construction in August 2017

August 2017 - The existing terminal building remains open during first phase of construction.

Nearly half of existing terminal building is demolished in March 2018

March 2018 - Nearly half of the existing terminal building is demolished.

Even less space in the terminal building will be available in summer 2019.

Summer 2019 - Even less terminal space is available. One-third of the new terminal building is made available for use.