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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 replace the aging Fauntleroy ferry terminal to maintain safe and reliable ferry service for people who travel between West Seattle, Vashon Island, the Kitsap Peninsula and beyond. The terminal faces several challenges. Built in the 1950s, parts of the terminal are aging, seismically vulnerable and overdue for replacement. Rising sea levels could damage the structure from debris during high tides in the future .

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 late 2022. 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 refine the range of alternatives. 

Review the Level 2 Screening Report (PDF 2.8MB)to learn more about the two alternatives advancing to the next phase of the project.

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 2017 - Near-term operational improvements at the dock
  • Spring 2019 - Launched new sailing schedule for Triangle route
  • 2019 - WSF releases 2040 Long Range Plan that recommends replacing Fauntleroy terminal
  • Spring 2021 - Fauntleroy Terminal – Trestle & Transfer Span Replacement project starts
  • Summer 2021 - Launched three advisory groups to advise WSF on options to replace the terminal
  • 2021 to mid-2023 - Planning and Environmental Linkages study
  • Late-2023 - NEPA/SEPA environmental review begins
  • 2023-TBD - Environmental review, design and construction (schedule will depend on the results of the planning phase)