Travel Alert Bulletins

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Thursday, February 23, 2017 06:55 PM

Sea/Brem - Hyak Replaces Kitsap, Thursday, 2/23
For Thursday, February 23, the 144-car Hyak joins the route with the Seattle 6:45 pm sailing to Bremerton, temporarily replacing the 124-car Kitsap. Due to vessel repositioning, the Kitsap galley will be closed this evening but will open on Friday, February 24. Vending machines are available on board the vessel and inside the terminal. We apologize for the inconvenience.


Thursday, February 23, 2017 06:24 PM

Ana/SJs - Update - Yakima and Samish Behind Schedule
The Yakima continues sailing an estimated 20 to 30 minutes behind schedule. This delays the Anacortes 6:00 pm to Friday Harbor and the 7:30 pm return to Lopez and Anacortes.

The Samish is an estimated 60 minutes behind schedule, delaying the Anacortes 5:20 pm to Lopez, the 6:10 pm return to Anacortes and the 7:10 pm to Shaw and Orcas. Updates will occur as more information becomes available.

View the Schedule for affected departures.


Tuesday, February 21, 2017 01:41 PM

Sea/BI - Chilly Hilly Bicycle Classic, 2/26
On Sunday, Feb. 26, drivers should anticipate delays on the Seattle to Bainbridge Island route due to heavy bicycle traffic participating in the annual Chilly Hilly Bicycle Classic. More than 3,000 bicyclists are expected, and vehicle capacity will be limited on the 7:55 am, 8:55 am, 9:35 am, and 10:35 am departures from Seattle. On departures from Bainbridge between approximately 11:30 am and 4:35 pm, vehicle traffic will be loaded and off-loaded prior to bicycles. To minimize any inconvenience, WSF recommends vehicle customers consider alternative travel times or routes.


Monday, February 20, 2017 07:24 PM

Sea/Brem/BI - Reminder - Agate Pass Bridge Cleaning, 2/21 through 2/24
Please be advised that from 8:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, February 21-24, WSDOT will be cleaning the Agate Pass Bridge along State Route 305. There will be lane restrictions along the bridge during this time: Single-lane alternating traffic will be controlled by flaggers on both sides of the bridge, and pedestrians will be escorted across the bridge during work hours. Drivers can expect delays up to 30 minutes while the work is taking place and are advised to allow extra time when driving to the Bainbridge Island ferry terminal.

For more information about the project, visit AgatePassBridge. Thank you for your patience and understanding.


Monday, February 20, 2017 07:24 PM

Edm/King - Reminder - Edmonds Terminal Drilling, 2/20 through 2/24
Please be advised that on Monday through Friday February 20-24, WSDOT Geotechnical Services will be performing drilling at the Edmonds Terminal to gather soil samples for an upcoming project. The work is scheduled from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each weekday. Single lane loading and unloading may be in effect during these times, and staging at the lower dock may be limited throughout the day. Traffic impacts are expected to be minimal but drivers are advised to allow extra time when driving to the Edmonds Terminal. Thank you for your patience and understanding.


Tuesday, February 21, 2017 01:41 PM

Sea/BI - Bainbridge Terminal U-Park Changes
U-Park, the vendor who manages the Bainbridge Island terminal parking lot, plans to install new pay stations in 30 days. The upgraded pay stations will offer faster processing and an improved user interface. Unlike the current units, the new stations will not accept cash payments. The change will only affect daily parkers. Monthly permit holders are billed directly by U-Park.

U-Park and Washington State Ferries are interested in your feedback regarding cashless pay stations at the Bainbridge Island terminal parking lot. If you have questions or concerns, please email parking@u-parksystem.com or call 206-284-9797 by Feb. 24, 2017.


Wednesday, February 22, 2017 07:51 PM

Sea/Brem - ADA Alert - Kaleetan elevator is out of service, 2/22
The elevator on M/V Kaleetan is out of service. The passenger cabin is accessible only via the stairway. ADA accessible restrooms are located on the car deck. Customers may choose to remain on the car deck during the crossing. We apologize for the inconvenience. Updates will be provided as conditions change.


Tuesday, February 21, 2017 01:41 PM

PD/Tah - Tillikum Replaced Chetzemoka
On Sunday, February 12, the 87-car Tillikum replaced the 64-car Chetzemoka for an estimated four weeks while it undergoes scheduled maintenance and inspection.

* Due to vessel repositioning, car deck clearance for this route is temporarily reduced from 16 feet to 13 feet 6 inches.


Tuesday, February 21, 2017 01:42 PM

Sea/Brem - Kitsap Replaced Hyak - Sunday 2/19
On Sunday, Feb. 19, the 124-car Kitsap replaced the 144-car Hyak during a scheduled vessel maintenance rotation. The Kitsap holds 20 fewer vehicles and will run the #1 position during this temporary downsizing. Please plan your travels accordingly.


Sunday, February 19, 2017 02:49 PM

Sea/Brem/BI - Maintenance Project at Colman Dock
Please be advised that structural maintenance and repair work under the dock at the Seattle ferry terminal (Colman Dock)is expected to last through early spring 2017. This activity should not delay ferry service or significantly reduce vehicle waiting capacity on the dock; however, sections of the vehicle waiting lanes will be closed to the public while repairs are being made to the support beams and trusses below. Thank you for your patience as WSF maintains our facilities and improves our service to you.


Sunday, February 19, 2017 02:49 PM

Ana/SJ's/Sidney - Reminder - Spring Vehicle Reservations Released on Feb. 2
The Washington State Ferries' Spring 2017 schedule was released on February 2. The Spring schedule runs April 2, 2017 through June 24, 2017. Please note that service out of Anacortes to Sidney, B.C. will resume with the Spring schedule. Spring break and Memorial Day weekend will bring large crowds to all Anacortes/San Juan Islands ferry terminals. Save your spot on the ferry by making a reservation. Reservation space is released in tiers. On February 2, one-third of reservations for all sailings for the entire season were released. Two weeks before the sailing date another one-third is released, and two days before the sailing date the final one-third is released. A total of 90 percent of vehicle spaces on each sailing will be available for reservations. Space is always released at 7:00am.

Information agents are currently available by phone at 206-464-6400 or 1-888-808-7977 between the hours of 7:00am and 5:30pm, 7 days a week.

Reservations can be made online at TakeAFerry.


Sunday, February 19, 2017 02:49 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.