TRAFFIC ALERT: About the ferry terminal/Fauntleroy delays

ORIGINAL REPORT, 4:38 PM: On Tuesday afternoon, southbound traffic on Fauntleroy Way backed up as if it were a weekend, and the Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth ferries are running behind again today, so here’s an alert just in case it happens again: Most of it is because a repair project has resulted in single-lane loading at the Vashon Island terminal. The Fauntleroy Community Association board notes that this weekend might be even more intense with both the Vashon Strawberry Festival and Saturday’s reopening of Cove Park. They were planning to ask SPD for traffic-management help, “including creating the center turn lane as a southbound vehicle lane where backed-up traffic must sit in the roadway as it passes parked cars on the curb” and also noted that Vashon ferry users had requested weekday afternoon parking restrictions along Fauntleroy Way. We’ll be checking for the status of those requests, but in the meantime, keep in mind that southbound Fauntleroy between Morgan Junction and the ferry dock might be worth avoiding if you can. You can check dock-area webcams here.

5:31 PM UPDATE: WSF has just announced that because two of its larger boats will be out next Monday through Wednesday, it will shuffle boats and schedules on those dates, including Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth. So July 20-22, the “triangle route” will be on a two-boat schedule, with M/V Issaquah and Cathlamet supplemented by the 34-vehicle Hiyu.

3 Replies to "TRAFFIC ALERT: About the ferry terminal/Fauntleroy delays"

  • AD July 15, 2015 (5:46 pm)

    Southbound C line buses are all way behind schedule. One bus away shoes 8 in a row, starting 15 minutes from now.

  • West Seattle since 1979 July 15, 2015 (6:34 pm)

    Is anyone else having problems getting home?One Direction is apparently playing at Century Link, and traffic is slow. Also there was some kind of a blockage getting on the viaduct.I’m on a 55 bus, and the driver had to detour onto 2nd Ave.

    • WSB July 15, 2015 (6:37 pm)

      Metro keeps sending alerts mentioning “an event.” At least one other person made the same assumption you did, that it’s the One Direction show. I’m going to have to start checking the concert schedule.

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