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[Last Updated: Thursday, September 19, 2019 04:25 PM]

Faunt/Va/SW - 90-car Sealth Replaces 124-car Kittitas, Sept. 29

The Fall sailing season begins on Sunday, September 29. Because the 124-vehicle Kittitas that is typically assigned to the Triangle route will be undergoing maintenance at this time, the 90-vehicle Sealth will substitute on the route for approximately the first month of the Fall schedule.

In addition, the Sealth is required to undergo a U.S. Coast Guard-mandated inspection by November 2, which means that the Triangle route will tentatively operate on a 2-boat schedule during the last week of October. This is subject to change; more information will be provided as the date approaches.

 WSF will send updates as conditions change. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we maintain our fleet.

[Last Updated: Friday, September 20, 2019 02:46 PM]

Sea/Brem/BI - Joint Training Exercise at Eagle Harbor on Saturday, Sept. 21

Federal, state, and local agencies are scheduled to hold an active-shooter exercise at WSF Eagle Harbor Maintenance Facility from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept 21st. Bainbridge residents, community members and waterway users in the area should expect a large number of first responders near the facility and may hear sirens and simulated gunfire. Residents in the area should continue reporting real world emergencies by dialing 9-1-1.

[Last Updated: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 01:09 PM]

New Terminal Building at Colman Dock is Now Open; Changes for Walk-on Passengers

 A reminder for walk-on passengers at Colman Dock on how to enter and exit the new terminal building:

  1. Stairs on Alaskan Way near Columbia Street connecting the street to the terminal level.
  2. The pedestrian bridge between Colman Dock and and First Ave at Marion Street.
  3. Stairs at the southwest corner of the dock near the new passenger-only ferry dock at Pier 50.
  4. Until the elevator at the new terminal building is opened, passengers with disabilities or those that need elevator access for luggage, strollers, etc. should continue to use the elevators on Alaskan Way near the entrance to the old terminal. When disembarking the ferry, turn left and follow signs to the elevators.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we work to improve our ferry terminal.

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.

[Last Updated: Friday, September 20, 2019 10:11 PM]

Faunt/Va/SW - Cathlamet is an estimated 20 minutes behind schedule.

Vessel #1 Cathlamet is an estimated 20 to 25 minutes behind schedule. This delays the Vashon 9:55 p.m. to Fauntleroy, the Fauntleroy 10:25 p.m. to Vashon and Southworth and other sailings.  Check VesselWatch for real-time departures and arrivals. 

[Last Updated: Friday, September 20, 2019 07:04 PM]

Edm/King - Increased Bicycle Traffic Traveling on Route Sunday, Sept. 22

Passengers traveling on the Edmonds/Kingston route will see increased bicycle traffic this upcoming Sunday. Cascade Bicycle Club will host the Kitsap Color Classic on Sept. 22. The event will affect the 8:50, 9:25 and 10:20 a.m. sailings out of Edmonds. Kingston passengers can expect increased traffic in the afternoon as riders return. Drivers may need to allow extra time due to the increase in traffic, and are asked to please use caution when entering and exiting the terminals. 

[Last Updated: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 05:01 PM]

Ana/SJs - Annual Oyster Run Motorcycle Rally, Sept. 22

The Annual Oyster Run motorcycle rally occurs this Sunday, Sept 22 in Anacortes. Travelers can expect large volumes of motorcycles and potential loading delays throughout the weekend. In Anacortes, Friday Harbor, and Orcas Island, motorcyclists are strongly encouraged to make reservations to ensure space on any desired sailing.  Without reservations, motorcycles will be on standby and loaded on a first-come, first-served basis with other stand-by vehicle traffic.

[Last Updated: Thursday, September 19, 2019 09:55 AM]

South Dearborn Street Near Colman Dock Has Reopened

Customers driving to and from Colman Dock will find the intersection of South Dearborn Street and First Avenue South has reopened much earlier than initially planned. Demolition crews finished removing the section of the Alaskan Way Viaduct above South Dearborn Street. As a result, the intersection of South Dearborn Street and First Avenue South will reopen by 6 a.m. today, Wednesday, Sept. 18. 

With this work completed, crews will move to wrap up viaduct demolition. Starting at 4 a.m. Alaskan Way will be narrowed to one lane in each direction near Marion Street so demolition teams can take down the one remaining span of viaduct along Seattle’s waterfront. Passengers traveling through Colman Dock should continue to plan ahead and give themselves extra travel time to and from 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: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 12:49 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: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 06:39 PM]

Keller Ferry is out of service 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 https://www.wsdot.com/traffic/trafficalerts/Northeast.aspx