The Mukilteo/Clinton ferry route is part of State Route 525, the major transportation corridor connecting Whidbey Island to the Seattle-Everett metropolitan area. It is one of the state's busiest routes, with more than 4 million total riders every year. By 2040, walk-on ridership during the peak afternoon commute is expected to increase 124 percent (2010-2040).
The new Mukilteo ferry terminal, opened in December 2020, is WSF's first new terminal in 40 years.
What to expect
The new Mukilteo terminal opened in December 2020. The overhead passenger walkway opened in April 2021 and the Port of Everett's fishing pier, built as part of the ferry terminal project, opened in June 2021. The award-winning ferry terminal is built to LEED Gold standards and honors the tribal history of the site.
The old Mukilteo ferry terminal, built in the 1950s, didn't meet today's traffic needs nor current seismic standards. The new terminal, one-third of a mile east, improves safety by meeting current seismic standards as it improves transit connections and passenger safety. It also opens Mukilteo waterfront up to residents and is a key part of the city's waterfront master plan.