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[Last Updated: Thursday, July 18, 2019 05:26 PM]

Faunt/Va/SW, PD/Tahl - Vashon Island Strawberry Festival, 7/19-7/21

Expect heavy vehicle traffic on the Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth and Point Defiance/Tahlequah routes during the annual Vashon Island Strawberry Festival, July 19 through July 21. 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 the event. Please visit the Vashon Chamber of Commerce for information on road closures, detours, shuttles, metro buses, and parking.  

[Last Updated: Saturday, July 20, 2019 09:48 PM]

PT/Coup - Kennewick passenger elevator is out of service, 07/20

The #1 passenger elevator on the M/V Kennewick is out of service. Currently, an ADA accessible restroom is not available on the car deck.  A crew member can assist passengers with mobility disabilities to the passenger deck by way of a small freight elevator, although it is not ADA accessible. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. A repair status will be provided as more information becomes available.

[Last Updated: Saturday, July 20, 2019 01:36 PM]

Busy weekend traveling through the Puget Sound

Customers across the Puget Sound should plan on giving themselves extra time to get where they’re going during this busy upcoming weekend. Several large festivals and events will be taking place across the region which will likely mean longer waits for those driving a vehicle aboard.

WSF recommends purchasing ferry tickets online in advance and walking on when possible. Passengers are also encouraged to check terminal conditions before leaving home and following WSF’s Twitter account for automatic updates on travel conditions. People using state highways to get to the ferry terminal should plan ahead for potential backups and delays with real-time traffic information on the WSDOT traffic app for their mobile device.

[Last Updated: Thursday, July 18, 2019 05:15 PM]

Sea/BI/Brem - Lane closures near Colman Dock began Monday, July 15

Customers driving through Colman Dock should give themselves extra time to enter and exit the terminal. Yesler Way is now closed near the terminal starting. Alaskan Way has also been reduced to one lane in each direction between Columbia Way and South Washington Street. Both closures will remain in place for several weeks to facilitate the ongoing demolition of the SR 99 Alaskan Way Viaduct.

Due to the nearby construction, 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.

We appreciate your continued patience. 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, July 17, 2019 04:21 PM]

Sea/BI/Brem - Big changes for walk-on customers start in August at Colman Dock

To help keep ferry riders informed of big changes coming to the dock this summer, we are hosting a series of in-person, drop-in outreach sessions July 9-25. Colman Dock Project staff will be on hand at each session to provide information about upcoming construction activities and temporary July 13-15 sailing schedule, as well as walk-on access changes that will take effect as soon as August 2019. View outreach dates and times:


[Last Updated: Thursday, July 11, 2019 04:39 PM]

Reminder - Exploring Partnerships for Anacortes Ferry Terminal Improvements

The Washington State Department of Transportation is partnering with the Port and City of Anacortes to explore innovative public-private partnerships to enhance the 35-acre ferry terminal site. This could include commercial opportunities such as retail stores, lodging and food options. WSDOT would like to hear from Anacortes and San Juan Islands residents, tribes and ferry passengers to ensure these opportunities meet your priorities.

Please take a moment to fill out a brief online survey to share your ideas about potential opportunities for the ferry terminal property. To take the survey, visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WSDOTAnacortesSurvey. The survey will only be available for a few weeks. You can learn more about the project at http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Funding/Partners/AnacortesFerryTerminal.htm.

[Last Updated: Thursday, July 18, 2019 09:37 PM]

Ana/Sidney - ADA - Chelan elevator out of service

Correction: The passenger elevator on the international vessel,  M/V Chelan, is temporarily out of service pending repairs. There is an ADA accessible restroom available on the car deck. Updates will be provided when repairs have been completed. 

[Last Updated: Friday, July 12, 2019 04:04 PM]

ALL ROUTES - Transportation commission seeks feedback on proposed fare increases

The Washington State Transportation Commission is looking for feedback on proposed fare increases for the next two years that will take effect in October. You can learn more about the fare changes and provide comments via the Transportation Commission’s online open house

You can also submit feedback by emailing the transportation commission at transc@wstc.wa.gov. Please put “Ferry Fares” in the subject line. The commission will hold its final hearing on the fare proposal at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 6 at the Puget Sound Regional Council’s Board Room, 1011 Western Ave., Suite 500, Seattle.