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Saturday, July 21, 2018 03:02 PM

Sea/Brem - M/V Chimacum 55 minutes behind schedule
The M/V Chimacum is running an estimated 55 minutes behind schedule due to earlier delays. This affects the Seattle 2:50 pm and 5:30 pm and the Bremerton 4:15 pm and 6:45 pm. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Updates will be provided as conditions change. Check VesselWatch for vessel #2 departures and estimated arrival times.


Saturday, July 21, 2018 03:49 PM

Edm/King - Update: Kingston Terminal Wait Time - One Hour - No WSP boarding pass
There is an estimated one hour wait for drivers departing Kingston due to heavy vehicle traffic boarding the vessels. Washington State Patrol boarding passes are not required at this time. Check the Kingston Terminal Conditions page for available vehicle space on upcoming departures.


Saturday, July 21, 2018 03:49 PM

Sea/BI - Bainbridge Terminal Status - One Hour Wait
There is an estimated one hour wait for drivers departing Bainbridge due to heavy vehicle traffic. Updates will be provided as conditions change.


Saturday, July 21, 2018 03:46 PM

Edm/King -Update: Edmonds Terminal Wait Time - One Hour
There is an estimated one hour wait for drivers departing Edmonds due to heavy vehicle traffic. Check the Edmonds Terminal Conditions page for available vehicle space on upcoming departures. Updates will occur as conditions change.


Saturday, July 21, 2018 03:48 PM

Sea/BI - Tacoma 25 minutes behind schedule
M/V Tacoma is an estimated 25 minutes behind schedule due to heavy vehicle traffic boarding the vessel. Please check VesselWatch for departures and estimated arrivals.


Saturday, July 21, 2018 11:32 AM

Sea/BI - Seattle Terminal Status - One Hour Wait for Bainbridge
There is a one hour wait for drivers departing Seattle for Bainbridge due to heavy vehicle traffic. Check the Seattle Terminal Conditions page for available vehicle space on upcoming departures. Updates will be provided as conditions change.


Saturday, July 21, 2018 02:47 PM

Muk/Clin -Update: Mukilteo Terminal Status - 1 Hour
Drivers will encounter an estimated 1 hour wait departing Mukilteo due to heavy vehicle traffic boarding the vessels. Updates will be provided as conditions change.


Friday, July 20, 2018 05:57 PM

Hood Canal Bridge closures July 22 to July 24, 10:00 pm to 4:00 am
Drivers are encouraged to plan ahead for a series of consecutive nights when the SR 104 Hood Canal Bridge will close for six continuous hours. The extended closures are needed while crews perform extensive tests on mechanical components recently replaced for drawspan operations. The Hood Canal Bridge will be closed to all traffic during the following times:

10:00 pm Sunday, July 22, until 4:00 am Monday, July 23
10:00 pm Monday, July 23 until 4:00 am Tuesday, July 24
10:00 pm Tuesday, July 24 until 4:00 am Wednesday, July 25

More information is available at the Hood Canal Special Repair project page.


Friday, July 20, 2018 05:57 PM

Faunt/Va/SW, PD/Tah - Vashon Island Strawberry Festival 7/20 - 7/22
Expect heavy vehicle traffic on the Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth and Point Defiance/Tahlequah routes during the annual Vashon Island Strawberry Festival this weekend, July 20 through July 22.

WSF recommends purchasing ferry tickets online in advance and walking on when possible. The festival will be providing shuttles from both the Vashon and Tahlequah ferry terminals to event.

Please visit the Vashon Chamber of Commerce for information on road closures, detours, shuttles, metro buses, and parking.


Friday, July 20, 2018 05:57 PM

Sea/Brem/BI - New Colman Dock drive-on entrance opened July 1
The drive-on entrance to Colman Dock has moved from the location at Madison St. and Alaskan Way to S. Jackson St. and Alaskan Way S. All drive-on customers, including vanpools, motorcycles, and medical priority vehicles, will use the new S. Jackson St. entrance to access the toll plaza. There are no changes for walk-on passengers or bicycles. Loading/unloading zones will remain in place on Alaskan Way at Madison St. This is part of the Colman Dock construction project and will be in place until construction is complete in early 2023. View a map of the new entrance and learn more about the Seattle Multimodal Terminal at Colman Dock Project.


Friday, July 20, 2018 05:57 PM

Edm/King - Edmonds traffic sign experiencing technical difficulties
The VMS traffic sign approaching the Edmonds terminal is experiencing technical difficulties. Drivers are advised to refer to the WSF website for current information on traffic conditions. We apologize for the inconvenience and are working to resolve the issue.

Edmonds Terminal Conditons


Friday, July 20, 2018 05:57 PM

Ed/Ki - ADA - M/V Puyallup Passenger Elevator Out of Service
The passenger elevator on the M/V Puyallup is out of service. Restrooms are located on the auto deck and the main passenger deck, but the auto deck restroom is not ADA compliant. The Puyallup is the #1 vessel on the Edmonds/Kingston route. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Updates will occur as more information becomes available.


Friday, July 20, 2018 05:57 PM

Ana/SJ's - M/V Yakima Update: Summer Schedule
The M/V Yakima continues to operate at a reduced speed due to propeller damage. To help minimize delays to the sailing schedule, the Yakima has been moved to the number 5 position for the summer sailing schedule. The Yakima will remain in service until end of July when dry dock space is available and repairs can be done.


Friday, July 20, 2018 05:57 PM

PD/Tah - Reminder - Vashon paving July 16 through July 18
Paving operations resumed Monday, July 16 at 7 a.m. and will continue through Wednesday, July 18. We advise vehicle passengers to plan for heavier traffic during these times, and allow extra travel time. Paving will not take place during the Strawberry Festival, Thursday, July 19 through Sunday, July 22. Work will resume on Monday, July 23, weather permitting.

Please check back for weekly updates and schedules. This is part of the Vashon Highway SW Paving Program. More information can be found at King County Vashon Highway SW Paving Project.


Friday, July 20, 2018 05:57 PM

Seattle Multimodal Terminal at Colman Dock Project

  • Passenger waiting area: Walk-on passengers will use a single, combined waiting area for Bremerton and Bainbridge Island sailings on the north side (Bainbridge Island side) of the terminal. This configuration will be in effect until early May while construction crews build a new combined waiting area on the other side of the terminal (Bremerton side) that will be in place until mid-2019.
  • Bremerton bike passengers: For your safety, please use the marked bike lane located next to the vehicle exit lanes on the south side of the dock (Yesler Way exit). There is construction activity and equipment in the vehicle holding lanes during the day. Do not ride through the vehicle holding lanes to exit Colman Dock.
  • Vehicle lane work: Crews will work in the vehicle lanes on the trestle and underneath the terminal building through April. For your safety, please stay clear of the active work zone and allow extra time to catch your sailing.
  • Bainbridge trucks over 40’: Due to construction channelization at Colman Dock, trucks longer than 40 feet offloading from Bainbridge must exit the Seattle terminal via Marion Street, Monday-Friday, from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • This work is part of ongoing construction of the Seattle Multimodal Terminal at Colman Dock Project


Friday, July 20, 2018 05:57 PM

Faunt/Va/SW - Southworth Vehicle Staging Procedure
Effective immediately due to safety reasons, drivers are advised that vehicles will queue up (line up on SE Sedgewick Rd) and proceed on a first come, first serve basis to the toll booth for the next available sailing. If a line exists from the tollbooth to the intersection at SE Southworth Drive and SE Sedgewick Highway, all vehicles must line up in the ferry line on Sedgewick Highway. These changes have been made for safety and for the first come, first serve loading process.


Friday, July 20, 2018 05:57 PM

Ana/SJ's - Reservation holders affected by network outage on 7/10
On July 10, there was a network issue that affected multiple terminals and slowed or interrupted electronic fare payments and reservation redemptions. Some reservation holders received emails stating their credit card had been declined or were incorrectly charged a no-show fee. The network issue has been resolved and WSF’s Revenue Control is working to refund any no-show fees charged in error. Affected customers should see refunds within 48-72 hours. We apologize for the confusion and inconvenience this network issue may have caused.


Friday, July 20, 2018 05:57 PM

PT/Coup - Spring and Summer SR 20 Construction
Customers travelling to the Port Townsend and Coupeville terminals during the spring and summer should be aware of resurfacing projects on SR 20 in Port Townsend and on Whidbey Island. Those travelling to the terminals should plan to allocate extra travel time to arrive at the terminals and are advised to use extra caution while travelling through these areas. Check the project websites below for more information, and check back for any updates prior to your future spring or summer travel. Reservation holders will also be provided up-to-date travel information in their reservation confirmations and reminders.

Project information:

Port Townsend

Coupeville


Friday, July 20, 2018 05:57 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.


Friday, July 20, 2018 05:57 PM

Faunt/Va/SW - Reminder - Fauntleroy Tollbooth & Traffic Changes
All drivers must stop at the tollbooth to buy or redeem tickets. Drivers will receive a destination card and a receipt, and will no longer have to stop again after the tollbooth to scan tickets. Instead, they must keep their destination cards visible, and will be directed to the appropriate holding lane.

WSF implemented these changes to the Fauntleroy traffic patterns with the aim of improving efficiency at the tollbooth during peak commute time.

Customers could still experience extended wait times during peak travel periods when volume of vehicles waiting to board exceeds capacity. Please follow all instructions from WSF staff and signs. For more information about the new procedure, please visit FVS Improvement. To purchase tickets online, visit Wave2Go.


Friday, July 20, 2018 05:57 PM

Muk/Clin - ADA Pick Up and Drop Off at Clinton Must Enter Through Tollbooth
Customers using the ADA/limited mobility pick-up and drop-off area at the Clinton terminal must enter through the tollbooth instead of the transit bus lanes. Entering through the tollbooth helps keep car traffic out of the bus lanes and ensures your safety and security on the dock. Passengers that are able to walk a short distance can save time and avoid lineups at the tollbooth by using the designated drop-off/pick-up area across from the phone booth on Ferry Dock road. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.