Travel Alert Bulletins

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Tuesday, February 09, 2016 06:38 AM

Sea/Brem/BI - Marion Street Pedestrian Bridge Closure, 2/9
The Marion Street pedestrian bridge to Colman Dock will close to foot traffic starting at 3:45 pm on Tuesday, Feb. 9, for seawall construction. The bridge will reopen at 6:00 am on Wednesday, Feb. 10. During the closure, a uniformed police offer will assist pedestrians across Alaskan Way at the street-level entrance to the terminal. Elevators to and from street level are available at the east end of the Colman Dock terminal. We apologize for the inconvenience.

View the Detour Map for more information about the closure.

Sunday, February 07, 2016 11:24 AM

Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth - Tillikum Replaces Sealth, 2/8
Due to scheduled vessel maintenance, the 87-vehicle Tillikum will replace the 90-vehicle Sealth on Monday, Feb. 8. The galley on the Tillikum will remain closed while the vessel serves the Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth route. Snack and beverage machines are available on the vessel. This will affect the #2 sailing position. Customers are advised to plan their travels accordingly.

Sunday, February 07, 2016 11:23 AM

Ana/SJs - Chelan Replaces Elwha, 2/8
Due to scheduled vessel maintenance, the 124-vehicle Chelan will replace the 144-vehicle Elwha on Monday, Feb. 8. Customers should plan for 20 fewer vehicle spaces on the #2 and #3 sailing positions. Vessel sailing positions out of Anacortes for Monday are as follows: #1 Yakima; #2 Chelan and #3 Kitsap.

Tuesday, February 09, 2016 05:41 AM

Sea/BI - Agate Pass Bridge Cleaning, 2/16-2/26
During daytime hours Feb. 16-26, drivers crossing the SR 305 Agate Pass Bridge could experience long delays while crews clean the bridge. Drivers are asked to allow more time for travel, minimize discretionary trips and avoid the bridge during work hours. An alternate route is Edmonds/Kingston. More information is available Here.

Thursday, February 04, 2016 09:23 PM

Ana/SJI - Anacortes Terminal - Overhead Walkway Closed Through 3/19
Due to scheduled maintenance, the overhead passenger loading ramp at the Anacortes terminal will be closed January 11 - March 19. Walk-on passengers will load and off load from the car deck. Updates will occur as conditions change. Expect slight delays. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Thursday, February 04, 2016 09:22 PM

Sea/BI - Expect Changes on the Passenger Walkway in Seattle
To facilitate an accurate passenger count, 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.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 09:26 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.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 09:26 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.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 09:26 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.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 09:26 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.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 09:26 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.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 09:26 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.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 09:26 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.