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[Last Updated: Thursday, December 12, 2019 07:10 AM]
Sea/BI, Edm/King - SR 104 Hood Canal Bridge Repairs Require Traffic Closures
Reminder: Travelers who use the State Route 104 Hood Canal Bridge between the Kitsap and Olympic Peninsulas will need to plan ahead for possible delays.
During nighttime hours of Thursday, Dec. 12, Washington State Department of Transportation bridge maintenance crews will close the bridge to all vehicle traffic to make repairs to the bridge.
Thursday, Dec. 12, to the early morning hours of Friday, Dec. 13
- 10 to 11 p.m. Thursday
- 11:30 p.m. Thursday to 12:30 a.m. Friday
- 1 to 2 a.m. Friday
During those work hours, crews will open the bridge to traffic for 30 minutes to ease congestion.
Crews could extend the length of the closures to traffic, depending on work progress. All work is subject to weather and tidal activity.
During the closures to vehicle traffic, crews will make temporary repairs to fractured bolts. The bolts are part of a system that guides and connects the drawspans together. They are located in an area that is accessible only when the drawspans are open.
The repair is necessary to ensure the bridge can continue to operate, serving both vehicle and marine traffic through storm season. WSDOT has planned repair work in two phases and there will be additional drawspan closures in the weeks ahead. Those dates will be announced as they are scheduled.
WSDOT is developing a plan for permanent repairs to occur, likely in summer 2020 and will announce those dates when they are scheduled.
The SR 104 Hood Canal Bridge is a critical connection between Kitsap and Jefferson counties for the 18,000 vehicles that use it daily. WSDOT will keep travelers up to date on bridge closures at Hoodcanalbridge.com.
[Last Updated: Wednesday, December 11, 2019 06:06 PM]
PT/Coup - Tidal Cancellations for Thursday, Dec. 12
Tidal currents will cancel one or more sailings from Port Townsend and Coupeville in December. Please see our Tidal Cancellations table for a complete list of affected dates and departures.
On Thursday, December 12, due to tidal currents, the 6:45 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. from Port Townsend and the 7:30 p.m. and 9:10 p.m. from Coupeville are cancelled. The final sailings of the day will be the Port Townsend 5:15 p.m. and Coupeville 6 p.m. Your alternate routes are Edmonds/Kingston and Mukilteo/Clinton.
[Last Updated: Wednesday, December 11, 2019 08:13 PM]
Muk/Clin - 124-Vehicle Kittitas Replaced the 144-Vehicle Suquamish, Dec. 8
Sunday, December 8, the 124-vehicle Kittitas replaced the 144-vehicle Suquamish due to pre-scheduled vessel maintenance. This will reduce vessel capacity by 20 vehicles. Customers may want to give themselves extra travel time while the smaller vessel is on the route. We apologize for the inconvenience and will continue to send updates as they become available.
[Last Updated: Wednesday, December 11, 2019 07:51 PM]
All Routes - Update - Keller Ferry Out of Service Dec. 5 - Dec. 23
Beginning December 5 at 6:00 a.m., the Keller Ferry on SR 21 MP 106 that crosses the Columbia River north of Wilbur, is out of service for maintenance and repairs until 6 a.m. on December 23.
[Last Updated: Wednesday, December 11, 2019 08:46 PM]
Ana/SJs/Sidney - International Service Resumed on Dec. 9
On Monday, December 9, vessel #1 Chelan resumed international service between Anacortes, Friday Harbor and Sidney B.C. following annual maintenance and inspection. Reservations are available online at TakeAFerry or by calling 206-464-6400 to speak with an Information Agent. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this recent downsizing due to maintenance demands throughout the WSF system.
Please note that returning to the regular Fall 2019 schedule eliminates additional sailings at 9:55 a.m. from Friday Harbor to Lopez and Anacortes, 10:40 a.m. Lopez to Anacortes (commercial only), 11:55 a.m. Anacortes to Lopez and Friday Harbor, and the 12:45 p.m. Lopez to Friday Harbor.
[Last Updated: Thursday, December 12, 2019 06:13 AM]
Ana/SJs - Friday Harbor 11:05 a.m. Makes Unscheduled Stop at Lopez Island, 12/13
On Friday, December 13, the 11:05 a.m. sailing from Friday Harbor to Anacortes will make a pre-arranged, unscheduled stop at Lopez Island at approximately 11:30 a.m. This stop is to facilitate student participation in an athletic event on the mainland. This may delay the vessel's arrival in Anacortes by 5-10 minutes.
[Last Updated: Thursday, November 21, 2019 08:59 PM]
Sea/BI/Brem - New Elevators Open at Colman Dock
The new elevators at the Colman Dock terminal building are now open. The new elevators are located at the southwest corner of the terminal, next to the Pier 50 passenger-only dock. You can reach the elevators from the southwest corner of Alaskan Way and Yesler Way, by following the sidewalk west past the passenger-only ferry terminal. The old elevators on Alaskan Way are closed.
Walk-on passengers have the following options to enter and exit Colman Dock:
- The pedestrian bridge between Colman Dock and and First Ave at Marion Street.
- Elevators and stairs at the southwest corner of the dock near the new passenger-only ferry dock at Pier 50.
- Stairs on Alaskan Way near Columbia Street connecting the street to the terminal level.
For more information about changes for walk-on passengers in Seattle, visit: http://bit.ly/ColmanWalkOnChanges
[Last Updated: Sunday, November 24, 2019 09:54 PM]
Sea/BI/Brem - LimePod Car-Sharing Vehicles Cannot Board State Ferries
LimePod car-sharing vehicles will need to stay in Seattle until further notice. Currently, the vehicles become disabled while sailing across the Puget Sound. Customers driving these vehicles should give themselves extra time to park their vehicle and walk aboard or find other means to drive on Bremerton or Bainbridge-bound ferries.