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SR 160 - Fauntleroy Terminal - Trestle & Transfer Span Replacement

Cars wait for the ferry on the Fauntleroy Ferry Terminal dock

Major Project overview

The SR 160 - Fauntleroy Terminal - Trestle & Transfer Span Replacement project will address the deficiencies of the aging and seismically vulnerable terminal in order to maintain safe and reliable service between West Seattle and destinations on Vashon Island, the Kitsap Peninsula and beyond. The Fauntleroy terminal was built in the 1950s and needs substantial preservation work.

Timeline overview

Winter 2020 - TBD

Major project status



$93 million

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Hadley Rodero
Strategic Communications Manager, WSF Communications

WSF expects to complete the first phase of this project by 2023. The Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) process is a more collaborative way of approaching transportation decision-making and allows us to consider environmental, community and economic goals earlier in the process.

During this phase, the project team will use input from the community and advisory groups to:

  • Define the project purpose and need statement
  • Develop screening criteria and potential alternative solutions
  • Screen alternatives
  • Create a PEL study report of analysis and recommendations 

Watch this video to learn about the challenges the replacement project aims to address and the next steps towards construction.

Project Milestones

  • Fall 2016 - Launched a public process to gather community input on how to improve the “Triangle route”
  • Fall 2016 - Washington State Ferries held three listening meetings in Fauntleroy, Vashon Island and Southworth communities
  • 2017 - 2018 – Two year public process to update the Triangle route schedule
  • Fall 2017 - Implemented short-term operational adjustments
  • Fall 2017 - Washington State Ferries held two public meetings in the Vashon Island and Southworth communities
  • Fall 2018 - WSF held three public meetings to review the draft Triangle route schedule
  • Spring 2019 - Launched new sailing schedule for Triangle route
  • Fall 2016-2019 - Near-term operational improvements at the dock
  • Spring 2021 - Launched community engagement
  • Summer 2021 - Launched advisory groups
  • Late 2020 to mid-2023 - Planning phase
  • 2023-TBD - Environmental review, design and construction (schedule will depend on the results of the planning phase)