Mukilteo ferry terminal closure expected to impact Edmonds routes

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Edmonds residents should brace themselves for an influx of ferry traffic in March and April when the Mukilteo ferry terminal shuts down for extensive preservation work, and a temporary Edmonds-Clinton run is established.

The Washington State Department of Transportation will close the Mukilteo Terminal Friday through Sunday on March 18-20, March 25-27 and April 1-3.

During the closures, crews will work on the transfer span and apron that link the vessel and the dock, replacing mechanical and electrical systems that operate these movable components.  While the Mukilteo/Clinton ferry route will be out of service, WSDOT will provide alternate service between Edmonds and Clinton.

 The Edmonds/Clinton ferry schedule will have 17 sailings on Friday and 16 on Saturday and Sunday, compared to 37 and 35 respectively on the normal Mukilteo/Clinton route and schedule. The crossing time between Edmonds and Clinton is approximately 50 minutes. The schedule is available at www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/ferries/mukilteoterminal/preservation/MukilteoTerminalClosure.htm.

WSDOT is working with local community groups to minimize disruptions where possible.  Customers can contact sharris@wsdot.wa.gov to set up temporary carpools so they will receive preferential loading. For more information, visit the website at www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/ferries/mukilteoterminal/preservation.

WSDOT will distribute copies of the Edmonds/Clinton schedule and laminated Clinton dashboard signs at ferry terminals in February. WSDOT will also provide Clinton-bound customers information on how to access the Edmonds terminal to lessen potential traffic impacts.

2 COMMENTS

  1. When the Hood Canal Bridge sank in 1979, how long did it take the state DOT to cobble together service between the old areas at Lofall & Shine? There’s enough vacant area along Everett’s waterfront to set up temporary service from there to Clinton., and build a ferry port ala Tsawwassen, BC.
    I grew up riding “the boats”, and my mother retired from the WSF, but for the last 25-30 years, management of the WSF has become a joke. The state should contract with British Columbia and have BC Ferries provide service.
    Of course, folks in BC think their system is crap, too, and that WSF is better

  2. What you are proposing sounds WAY more expensive than what WSF is planning to do. Maybe I’m overlooking something, but their plan sounds fiscally wise to me, especially when we’re just talking about 3 weekends.

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