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[Last Updated: Monday, September 16, 2019 01:50 PM]

New terminal building at Colman Dock is now open; changes for walk-on passengers

The new terminal building at Colman Dock is now open for people walking on or off the ferry. The existing terminal building is closed and will be demolished soon. Access remains unchanged for customers headed to the dock in a vehicle, bicycle or motorcycle. Thank you for your patience as we transition operations to this new building.

Changes for walk-on passengers:

  • When to arrive – Passengers should plan to arrive no more than 15 minutes before departure to avoid standing in line for long periods of time. Check the website for the latest information before arriving at the terminal.
  • Terminal access – Walk-on customers have several options to enter and exit the new building:
    1. Stairs on Alaskan Way near Columbia Street connecting the street to the terminal level.
    2. A pedestrian bridge between Colman Dock and the Marion Street Bridge on a new route along Columbia Street and Western Avenue.
    3. Stairs at the southwest corner of the dock near the new passenger-only ferry dock at Pier 50.
    4. ADA access remains via the elevators on Alaskan Way near the entrance to the old terminal.
  • New holding area for walk-on passengers – A new enclosed walkway connects the temporary Marion Street Bridge to the terminal. During busy times, customers will line up and wait in the walkway, which is 24-feet wide with separate queues for Bainbridge and Bremerton passengers.
  • Purchasing tickets – To save time, customers are encouraged to purchase tickets ahead of time online. A staffed ticket booth and self-serve kiosks are located in the new terminal.

For more information about the changes for walk-on passengers in Seattle, visit: http://bit.ly/ColmanWalkOnChanges

[Last Updated: Sunday, September 15, 2019 02:09 PM]

Sea/BI/Brem - Dearborn Street closure began Thursday, Sept. 12

Passengers driving to and from Colman Dock should continue to give themselves extra travel time while WSDOT crews enter the final stretch of tearing down the Alaskan Way Viaduct.

South Dearborn Street will be closed for 10 days starting on Thursday, Sept. 12. Construction crews will close the section between First Avenue South and Alaskan Way to demolish the remaining section of the Alaskan Way Viaduct. Alaskan Way will remain open during the closure, and First Avenue South will be reduced to two lanes. Passengers should follow the signed detour to reach the terminal.

If you have additional questions about the road closure, or demolition of the SR 99 Alaskan Way Viaduct, email viaduct@wsdot.wa.gov or call 1-888-AWV-LINE (298-5463). Customers can also sign-up to receive email updates about the project.

[Last Updated: Thursday, September 05, 2019 07:07 PM]

Sea/Brem - Reduced capacity on Seattle/Bremerton route through Sept. 28

Passengers driving on board the Seattle/Bremerton route should plan on giving themselves extra travel time. Beginning September 1, the 90-vehicle capacity M/V Sealth temporarily replaces the 188-vehicle capacity M/V Walla Walla through September 28. We apologize for the inconvenience and will continue to provide updates as they become available.

[Last Updated: Friday, September 13, 2019 07:20 PM]

Sea/Brem/BI - S. Jackson St. closure for viaduct demolition began Aug. 21

Drivers traveling through Colman Dock should expect increased congestion during the next few weeks.  On August 21, S. Jackson St. in Seattle was closed east of Alaskan Way S. for viaduct demolition. Alaskan Way will also continue to be reduced to one lane in both directions between Yesler Way and King Street.

Drivers should continue to use northbound or southbound Alaskan Way S. to reach the vehicle holding area at Pier 48 and plan on giving themselves extra travel time. However, drivers will be directed to continue traveling north or south on Alaskan Way if both holding areas on both Pier 52 and Pier 48 are full. Passengers driving aboard are encouraged to consider walking on if possible.


[Last Updated: Tuesday, September 03, 2019 01:19 PM]

Sea/Brem - ADA Alert - Chimacum elevator temporarily out of service

One of the passenger elevators on the M/V Chimacum is temporarily out of service. A second elevator is available for use on the opposite end of the vessel. The Chimacum is operating as the #2 vessel on the route. Updates will be provided as conditions change.

[Last Updated: Wednesday, September 04, 2019 03:05 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.

[Last Updated: Thursday, August 29, 2019 10:07 PM]

Sea/BI - Temporary speed reduction near SR 305 Agate Pass Bridge started 7/27

Effective Saturday, July 27, drivers will have to travel at slower speeds approaching the SR 305 Agate Pass Bridge. WSDOT contractor crews are replacing the existing 45 mile-per-hour speed limit signs with 35 mile-per-hour speed limit signs. The temporary speed reduction will help keep travelers and WSDOT contractor crews safe while a containment system is set up to repaint the bridge. The reduced speed limit will remain in place until the work is complete for the season.

Drivers who cross the bridge may want to give themselves a little extra time to get to the Bainbridge terminal. More information is available at www.wsdot.wa.gov/travel/construction-updates/kitsap-mason

[Last Updated: Monday, September 16, 2019 03:39 PM]

Keller Ferry out of service Sept. 16 to Oct. 3

Beginning Monday, Sept. 16, the Keller Ferry will be out of service for approximately two weeks and is expected to return to service on Thursday, Oct. 3. Drivers are advised to use alternate routes. 

The Keller Ferry crosses the Columbia River at its confluence with the Sanpoil River on SR 21 at milepost 106. For more information, check WSDOT Travel Alerts at http://www.wsdot.com/traffic/trafficalerts/Northeast.aspx

[Last Updated: Monday, September 16, 2019 05:16 PM]

Keller Ferry is out of service for repairs, Sept. 16 to Oct. 3

Beginning Monday, Sept. 16, the M/V Sanpoil will be out of service for approximately two weeks for repairs. The vessel is expected to return to service by Thursday, Oct. 3. Drivers are advised to use alternate routes. Updates will occur once more information is available.

The Keller Ferry crosses the Columbia River at its confluence with the Sanpoil River on SR 21 at milepost 106. For more information, check WSDOT Travel Alerts at: