Travel Alert Bulletins

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Saturday, May 30, 2015 03:26 PM

Sea/BI - SR 305 Agate Pass Bridge lane closures this weekend, May 30 & 31
Motorists are advised to expect delays on State Route 305 this weekend while crews repair damaged pedestrian railings on the Agate Pass Bridge north of Bainbridge Island. Flaggers will reduce traffic to one alternating lane at the bridge between 6 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, May 30 and 31. In addition, Washington State Patrol officers will flag traffic through the SR 305 intersection at Suquamish Way.


Saturday, May 30, 2015 03:26 PM

PtD/Tah - Overnight Construction Repairs At Tahlequah Term. June 3-4
On Wednesday, June 3 and Thursday, June 4, overnight terminal maintenance crews will replace seven apron lips, the individual sections of the transfer span connecting the ferry to the dock. These repairs will help quiet the bumpy noise caused by vehicles driving over the apron lips when loading or unloading the ferry. We do not expect night construction to impact service. We will work as quietly as possible, however neighbors living near the terminal may hear loud construction activity between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. both nights.


Saturday, May 30, 2015 03:26 PM

Ana/SJs Westbound - 5/30 Reservation Status - Ana 3:40pm, 4:30pm, 6pm Full
For Saturday, May 30, westbound vehicle space is fully reserved for the 3:40 pm sailing to Shaw and Orcas and the 4:30 pm and 6:00 pm sailings to Lopez and Friday Harbor *. Drivers are advised to arrive 60 to 90 minutes in advance for limited standby space. Reservations for other departures can be made up to three hours prior to sailing by calling 5 1 1 or online at Reservations. Walk-on space is available. View the Schedule for affected departures.

* Subject to change due to cancellations and/or changes made to existing reservations.


Saturday, May 30, 2015 03:26 PM

Faunt/Va/SW - Update - Cathlamet 20 Minutes Behind Schedule
The Cathlamet departed Vashon 20 minutes behind schedule due to heavy vehicle traffic. This affects the arrival of the 2:45 pm sailing to Fauntleroy, the 3:20 pm sailing to Vashon, the 3:50 pm sailing to Fauntleroy, and may affect other departures. The Evergreen State is back on schedule with the 3:00 pm sailing from Fauntleroy to Vashon and Southworth following earlier delays. Updates will occur as more information becomes available.


Saturday, May 30, 2015 03:26 PM

Sea/Brem - Yakima Galley To Close Sunday Evening 5/31
The galley on the Yakima will be closed at 7:00pm Sunday evening May 31.


Saturday, May 30, 2015 03:26 PM

Sea/Brem/BI: Update - Marion Street Pedestrian Bridge Closure Today 5/30
From 12:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. today, Saturday, May 30, the Marion Street pedestrian bridge will be closed for work on the seawall construction project. During this time, pedestrians should use the street-level entrance to the terminal. Elevators are available on the second level at the east end of the terminal.


Saturday, May 30, 2015 03:26 PM

Expanded Ferry Travel Alert Descriptions
WSF will update our travel alert language used to describe and clarify a variety of operational activities that may delay or cancel service. The updated language is intended to better explain the cause of service disruptions and provide basic factual information to help customers plan their travel. WSF will no longer use the term "operational constraints."


Saturday, May 30, 2015 03:26 PM

Sea/Brem - Reminder - Yakima Wi-Fi Unavailable
Wi-Fi service is not available on the Yakima while the vessel serves the Seattle/Bremerton Route.


Saturday, May 30, 2015 03:26 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.


Saturday, May 30, 2015 03:26 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.


Saturday, May 30, 2015 03:26 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.


Saturday, May 30, 2015 03:26 PM

Faunt/Va/SW - Vehicle Queue Policies at Fauntleroy
During the Barton Pump Station Upgrade project no left hand turns into the terminal will be allowed, except for the Vanpools and Carpools, between 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm Mon - Fri.

Customers lining up at Fauntleroy should note that the ferry queue continues along Fauntleroy Way at the gas station at the north end of Lincoln Park; it does not go down 47th Ave. SW toward the beach. Please also note that line cutting is against state law and subject to a fine of up to $124. We ask that customers be respectful of others waiting in the queue. You can report line-cutters by calling 877-764-HERO. All violators are logged and receive a warning letter. Multiple violations result in further action.