As you may know, later this summer, Washington State Ferries will start major construction on our project to replace the old and seismically-vulnerable parts of our flagship ferry terminal on Seattle’s waterfront. Construction is expected to continue through early 2023 and the terminal will remain open throughout construction. The end result will be a safe, operational and multimodal facility for the more than 9 million people who rely on the critical transportation link Colman Dock provides across Puget Sound each year.
Ahead of major construction, we are inviting the public to learn more through upcoming outreach events in Seattle and the Kitsap Peninsula and via an online open house available today through July 14. We are sharing information about what to expect during construction, and seeking feedback on proposed changes to WSF’s Bremerton and Bainbridge Island sailing schedules that will start in January 2018.
To get ready for major construction, crews are already completing some work on the dock, and vehicle access to Colman Dock will change as soon as the week of June 26. Please see the ferry access handout for more details.
We hope to see you at one of our outreach events, and encourage you to share this flyer with your community organizations to help us spread the word.
UPCOMING PRE-CONSTRUCTION OUTREACH EVENTS
Online open house
Online open house from June 16 through July 14
Monday, June 26 – Bremerton
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Kitsap Conference Center, 100 Washington Ave.
Tuesday, June 27 – Bainbridge Island
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Bainbridge Island Senior Center, 370 Brien Dr. SE
Thursday, June 29 – Downtown Seattle
4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Center for Architecture and Design, 1010 Western Ave.
Wednesday, June 21 – inside the Colman Dock terminal and the Pier 50 King County Water Taxi waiting area
3:30 – 6:30 p.m.
801 Alaskan Way
Thursday, June 22 – at the Bremerton terminal
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
As part of the Chimacum Community Celebration
211 First St.
Accommodation requests for people with disabilities can be made by contacting the WSDOT Diversity/ADA Affairs team at firstname.lastname@example.org 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. Please let us know at least three weeks before the event if you are requesting accommodation or interpreter services.