Travel Alert Bulletins

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Friday, November 27, 2015 08:39 PM

PT/Coup - 11/28 Tidal Cancellations and Adjustments
Low tides will cancel one or more sailings from Port Townsend and Coupeville in November. Please see the Tide Cancellations table for a complete list of affected dates and departures.

On Saturday, November 28, due to tidal conditions the 8:30pm sailing from Port Townsend has been ADJUSTED to sail at 8:15pm. There are NO cancellations from Coupeville.

Friday, November 27, 2015 03:11 PM

Sea/Brem/BI - Increased Foot Traffic Expected 11/29
Passengers can expect heavier than usual foot traffic on Sunday, 11/29, as the Seahawks take on the Pittsburg Steelers, at CenturyLink Field. Game time starts at 1:25pm. Passengers are encouraged to pre-purchase their return ferry tickets order online or at a kiosk.

Saturday, November 28, 2015 02:55 PM

PT/Coup -Update-Reservation status - 11/28
For Saturday, November 28, advance vehicle reservations are full until 7:30pm from Coupeville. Advance reservation space is available for the 8:15pm sailing only from Port Townsend.* Reservations can be made up to two hours prior to sailing, online at Reservations or by calling 5 1 1 to speak with an Information Agent. Limited vehicle drive-up spaces remain on all sailings. Walk-on space is available for all departures. Your alternate routes are Edmonds/Kingston and Mukilteo/Clinton.

* Subject to change due to cancellations and/or changes made to existing reservations.

Saturday, November 28, 2015 02:38 PM

Sea/BI - Puyallup Running An Estimated 15-20 Minutes Behind Schedule
Due to heavy vehicle traffic the Puyallup is running an estimated 15-20 minutes behind schedule. This will affect the 3:00pm sailing from Seattle and the 3:50pm sailing from Bainbridge Island. Updates will occur as conditions change.

Saturday, November 28, 2015 02:48 PM

Edm/King - Update - Kingston Terminal Wait Time - 1 Hour With WSP Boarding Pass
There is an estimated one hour wait for drivers departing Kingston. The boarding pass system has been activated due to heavy traffic. Washington State Patrol will be handing out boarding passes to vehicles in queue on State Route 104 at Lindvog Rd NE. If a vehicle attempts to enter the terminal without a boarding pass they will be directed to the end of the queue by WSP.

Saturday, November 28, 2015 02:51 PM

Edm/King - Update - No Extended Wait at Edmonds Terminal
Drivers will no longer encounter an extended wait departing the Edmonds terminal.

Saturday, November 28, 2015 02:07 PM

Muk/Clin-Clinton terminal wait time-2 hours 11/28
Drivers will encounter an estimated 2 hour wait departing the Clinton terminal due to heavy vehicle traffic. Updates will occur as conditions change.

Friday, November 27, 2015 03:10 PM

Sea/BI - Expect Changes on the Passenger Walkway in Seattle, Effective 10/23
To facilitate an accurate passenger count at, beginning Oct. 23, the overhead walkway will be partially gated on approach to the plank and will funnel passengers as they walk through the security gate. Passengers are encouraged to allow their fellow travelers to merge in line as the walkway narrows. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause.

Friday, November 27, 2015 05:35 PM

Muk/Clin – ADA Alert - Chelan Elevator Out Of Service
The elevator on the Chelan is currently out of service. The passenger cabin is accessible only via the stairway. There is an ADA accessible restroom available on the car deck. We apologize for the inconvenience. Updates will occur as conditions change.

Friday, November 27, 2015 03:10 PM

Faunt/Va/SW – Vashon Medical and ADA PU and Drop-Off use 103rd Ave SW
Medical priority and ADA customers who need to be dropped-off or picked-up closer to the ferry may do so by checking in with the flagger at the intersection of 103rd Ave. SW and the terminal entrance. Please check the schedule and plan to arrive while a vessel is not loading or unloading. You can see real-time locations of our ferries on Vessel Watch. Vanpools also may bypass ferry lines by taking 103rd Ave. SW and checking in with the flagger. During construction, 103rd Ave. SW will remain a one-way street between SW 112th St. and the terminal entrance. The right lane will be used to stage Southworth vehicles. The left lane will remain open to through traffic. Learn more about the Vashon Trestle Replacement Project.

Friday, November 27, 2015 03:10 PM

Faunt/Va/SW - Construction at Vashon Terminal - Update
Due to ongoing construction, one-way traffic on 103rd Ave. SW starts at SW 110th St. instead of SW 112th St. This means drivers will be able to turn right or left onto 103rd at SW 110th. North of SW 110th, bicycles and motorcycles heading to Fauntleroy or Southworth should continue to use the left lane on 103rd St; Southworth-bound vehicle traffic continues to stage in the right lane. View a Map of the area.

Motorcycles, bicycles and pedestrians will be able to wait for ferries at the terminal building. Motorcycles heading to Southworth or Fauntleroy may access the dock from 103rd Ave. SW. Flaggers stationed at the terminal entrance will direct traffic and assist ADA customers with drop-off and pick-up.

Learn more about the Vashon Trestle Replacement Project.

Friday, November 27, 2015 03:10 PM

Faunt/Va/SW - Oversized Vehicles Traveling from Fauntleroy and Vashon
Due to construction at the Vashon terminal, the following operational changes remain in effect for Southworth-bound oversized vehicles traveling from Fauntleroy and Vashon: From Vashon to Southworth, vehicles more than 38 feet long will be limited to six designated sailings per day. From Fauntleroy to Southworth, vehicles more than 7 feet tall or more than 22 feet long will be able to travel on all but six designated sailings per day. Please view the printed or online schedule for the impacted sailings.

Friday, November 27, 2015 03:10 PM

Vashon - Bicycles and Motorcycles use 103rd for Fauntleroy and Southworth
All bicyclists and motorcycles must access the Vashon dock via 103rd Ave. SW. It is unsafe to bypass the queue of waiting Fauntleroy-bound vehicles by riding against traffic on Vashon Highway. For your safety, please use 103rd and stop and wait for instructions from the flagger at the bottom of the hill before riding onto the dock.

Friday, November 27, 2015 05:35 PM

Sea/BI/Brem - Boingo Wi-Fi Service
Boing Wi-Fi customers may experience connectivity issues while on the vessels due to intermittent power outages on the Kitsap Peninsula. We apologize for the inconvenience. Updates will occur as conditions change.

Friday, November 27, 2015 03:10 PM

Edm/King - Kingston Terminal Pavement Repair Starts Sept. 14
On Monday, Sept. 14, work to repave the Kingston ferry terminal holding lanes and improve ADA terminal access will begin. Crews may close up to six holding lanes at a time. Construction will temporarily reduce the staging area by up to 60 vehicles. The project is expected to last until mid-November 2015. Kingston Terminal Cameras.

Friday, November 27, 2015 03:10 PM

Sea/Brem/BI - Colman Dock – All Vehicles Over 30-Feet Exit at Yesler Way
The existing Marion Street exit is closed and a temporary exit between Marion and Madison streets closer to the fire station is open. This change requires trucks and vehicles over 30-feet in length to use the Yesler Way exit because the turn radius at the new, temporary exit north of Marion Street is not wide enough for vehicles longer than 30 feet. The temporary exit changes are needed to make room for on-going Seawall Project construction adjacent to Colman Dock. Map.

Friday, November 27, 2015 03:10 PM

Sea/Brem/BI - Colman Dock – Exterior Pedestrian Stairways Closed
Ongoing Seawall Project construction adjacent to Colman Dock will temporarily close the north and south exterior stairways to the terminal building through fall 2015. Pedestrian access will be maintained via outside elevator, the Marion Street pedestrian bridge and a street-level crossing leading to the indoor terminal ramps. Map.

Friday, November 27, 2015 03:10 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.