Port Townsend ferry dock work set


Motorists will soon notice a tighter fit when they depart the ferry to Whidbey Island from Port Townsend.

Passengers and drivers will depart and board the terminal using the narrower, one-traffic lane second slip at the Port Townsend terminal.

The main, two-lane slip will be closed for four months while the ramp from the ferry to the trestle is replaced.

“The span is at the end of its life,” said John Callahan, project engineer for Washington State Ferries.

Work to replace the ramp built in 1982 is scheduled to begin the week of Nov. 12. A start date for the construction hasn’t been announced.

Washington State Ferries officials are advising drivers and pedestrians to use caution and watch for construction equipment while on the Port Townsend ferry dock. Vehicles will be off-loaded from the ferry from the one-lane slip located farthest from the ferry terminal, according to information provided by Washington State Ferries.

No sailings will be canceled because of the project.


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