Travel Alert Bulletins

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Sunday, December 10, 2017 02:36 PM

Sea/BI/Brem – Marion Street Reduced to Single Lane 12/11
Please be advised that on Monday, December 11, Marion street will be reduced to a single lane on the east side of Alaskan Way between 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM due to construction activities. Drivers may experience delays exiting the terminal during this time.

Sunday, December 10, 2017 02:38 PM

Muk/Clin - M/V Kitsap replaced M/V Tokitae on 12/10
Starting Sunday, December 10, the 124-vehicle Kitsap replaced the 144-vehicle Tokitae while the Tokitae goes to the yard for regular, annual maintenance. This will be a temporary reduction in vessel capacity of 20 vehicles. Commuters are encouraged to arrive early. We apologize for the inconvenience. Updates will occur when conditions change.

Friday, December 08, 2017 10:49 AM

Sailing schedule drop-in event with Colman Dock Project staff Dec. 14
Colman Dock Project representatives will share the new Seattle/Bainbridge and Seattle/Bremerton sailing schedules and answer questions about construction during the following drop-in event:

Thursday, Dec. 14, 3:00 – 6:30 PM – Aboard Seattle/Bremerton sailings (in the galley)

We hope that you can join us.

Colman Dock Project

New Seattle/Bainbridge and Seattle/Bremerton schedules

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information WSDOT is committed to providing equal access to its facilities, programs and services for persons with disabilities. The materials used during public outreach can be made available in an alternate format by emailing the WSDOT Diversity/ADA Affairs team at or by calling toll free: 855-362-4ADA (4232). Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing may make a request by calling the Washington State Relay at 711.

Tuesday, December 05, 2017 04:50 AM

Sea/BI/Brem: Prepare for winter schedule changes due to Colman Dock construction
The sailing schedule will change on Seattle/Bremerton and Seattle/Bainbridge Island routes with the Winter 2018 schedule, starting Jan. 7, 2018. Some Bremerton sailings depart 5-15 minutes earlier; some Bainbridge sailings depart 5-15 minutes later. You can prepare in advance by checking the Winter 2018 schedule online. The sailing schedule changes will remain in effect until the Colman Dock Project is complete in 2023. For more information, please visit the Colman Dock Project website.

Winter 2018 sailing schedule: Winter 2018

Thursday, November 30, 2017 06:11 PM

Winter 2018 Reservations Are Now Available
Reservations are now available for the upcoming 2018 Winter Schedule (Jan. 7 - March 31 2018). Reservations can be made online at TakeAFerry or by calling 511 and speaking with an Information Agent.

The Winter 2018 schedule for all routes is also available to view online at: Winter 2018 Schedule

Thursday, November 30, 2017 04:16 PM

Sea/BI/Brem - Vehicle Access and Queuing Changes at Colman Dock Now in Place
Starting June 27, the area in front of Colman Dock between Madison St. and Yesler Way will be used as vehicle lanes for tollbooth access and ferry queuing. Drivers may now enter Colman Dock from northbound Alaskan Way under the viaduct or via westbound Madison St. Vanpools, motorcycles and trucks may continue to enter the dock from Yesler Way. For more information, please visit the Project Website. These traffic pattern changes are in preparation of major construction to replace the aging and seismically-vulnerable Seattle ferry terminal. Colman Dock Traffic Access Changes.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 09:34 PM

Sea/BI/Brem - Colman Construction - Loud pile driving 9/25 through early 2018
Customers should expect increased noise and vibrations on Colman Dock as crews work from barges to install large steel support piles on the southern trestle (Bremerton side). Pile driving work will occur Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. through mid-February 2018. To reduce impact noise, WSF will vibrate the piles deep into the ground before using an 11-ton hammer to secure the piles into place. This work is part of WSF’s 5-year project to replace the aging and seismically vulnerable parts of Colman Dock. Free earplugs are available inside the terminal building at the Information Booth. Please visit the Colman Dock Project website for more information:

Colman Dock Project

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 09:34 PM

Sea/BI - Bainbridge Truck Traffic Must Use Marion Street Exit
Due to construction channelization at Colman Dock, trucks longer than 40 feet offloading from Bainbridge must exit the Seattle terminal via Marion Street, Monday-Friday, from 6:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 09:34 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.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 09:34 PM

Faunt/Va/SW - Reminder - Fauntleroy Tollbooth & Traffic Changes Started 6/19
All drivers must stop at the tollbooth to buy or redeem tickets. Drivers will receive a destination card and a receipt, and will no longer have to stop again after the tollbooth to scan tickets. Instead, they must keep their destination cards visible, and will be directed to the appropriate holding lane.

WSF implemented these changes to the Fauntleroy traffic patterns with the aim of improving efficiency at the tollbooth during peak commute time.

Customers could still experience extended wait times during peak travel periods when volume of vehicles waiting to board exceeds capacity. Please follow all instructions from WSF staff and signs. For more information about the new procedure, please visit FVS Improvement. To purchase tickets online, visit Wave2Go.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 09:34 PM

Sea/BI/Brem - Colman Dock Holding Area Capacity Reduction Started July 3
Starting Monday morning, July 3, the construction work zone to replace the aging and seismically vulnerable Colman Dock terminal will expand onto the trestle, reducing holding area capacity. Also, between July 3 and July 5, the southern exit lanes at Yesler Way will be realigned to accommodate the new work zone. During this time, exiting traffic may be directed to the northern exit at Marion Street. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

For more information, please visit the Project Website.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 09:34 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.