Travel Alert Bulletins

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016 05:01 PM

Muk/Clin - 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.


Sunday, August 21, 2016 06:35 PM

Edm/King & Sea/BI - Two SR 307 Intersections Closed Aug 14-28; Detours Provided
From 10 p.m. Sunday, August 14 through 9:59 p.m. Sunday, August 28, SR 307 (Bond Road NE) will be closed to traffic at Dogfish Creek (milepost 0.5) and at Gamble Creek (milepost 4.6). A signed detour will direct drivers around the closure via SR 3 and SR 104. The closures are necessary while WSDOT crews replace two outdated culverts to improve fish passage. Drivers are encouraged to plan extra time into their commute or travel plans. More information is available on the Project Page.


Tuesday, August 23, 2016 02:29 PM

PT/Coup - Update - PT Vehicle Reservation Status for 8/23
For Tuesday, August 23, vehicle reservation space from Port Townsend is available for the 5:15pm and 8:30pm sailings only.* Drive-up space is limited and will be loaded on a first come, first served basis. However, reservations can be made up to two hours before sailing time, so check back at http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Ferries/TakeaFerry/ to see if there have been any cancellations and/or changes made to existing reservations or call 511 and speak with an Information Agent. 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.


Tuesday, August 23, 2016 06:51 PM

Muk/Clin - No Extended Wait At The Clinton Terminal
There is no longer an extended wait for drivers departing the Clinton terminal.


Monday, August 08, 2016 04:30 PM

PD/Tahl - ADA Alert - Please Notify WSF Staff Prior to Boarding Elevator
Please be advised that the phone inside the Chetzemoka’s elevator is out of service. As a safety precaution, we ask that customers who would like to use the elevator notify WSF crew aboard the vessel prior to taking the elevator. Thank you for your cooperation.


Monday, August 08, 2016 04:30 PM

Sea/BI/Brem - Overflow vehicle holding pattern at Colman Dock
Because of the SR-99 Tunnel and Elliott Bay Seawall projects, please be advised that on busy travel days this summer—particularly Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings—drivers departing the Seattle ferry terminal may need to use an on-street ferry holding lane when Colman Dock’s holding area reaches capacity. Be prepared to see uniformed police officers stationed at certain intersections to direct traffic.

  • Northbound drivers will be directed to the holding lane, which runs on southbound Alaskan Way.
  • Left turns from northbound Alaskan Way at Yesler Way will be limited to freight, motorcycles and vanpools only.

A map with the holding lane can be found at Colman Dock access.

Travelers should prepare for additional congestion along Alaskan Way and nearby streets as drivers adjust to the new configuration. Drivers headed to Bainbridge Island and Bremerton or dropping off passengers should arrive well ahead of scheduled sailing times or consider traveling during off-peak times.

If you have any questions or concerns about the ferry holding lane, please contact viaduct@wsdot.wa.gov or call the program hotline at 1-888-AWV-LINE (298-5463). If you have questions about Elliott Bay Seawall Project construction, email seawall@waterfrontseattle.org or call 206-618-8584.


Monday, August 08, 2016 04:30 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.


Monday, August 08, 2016 04:30 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.