(“Live” WSDOT camera view of Fauntleroy dock)
12:46 PM: Work planned at the Fauntleroy ferry terminal will lead to some late-night sailing cancellations, but should result in noise reduction. The announcement is from Washington State Ferries spokesperson Hadley Rodero:
Next week, crews will begin nighttime maintenance work at the Fauntleroy terminal to improve safety and reduce noise caused by vehicles traveling across the transfer span. We’ve heard a number of complaints from neighbors that loading/unloading ferries can be noisy and this work should help address the problem.
Work will take place on Wednesday, June 12th, Thursday, June 13th, Wednesday, June 19th and Thursday, June 20th, and will require the cancellation of the following late-night sailings:
· Fauntleroy to Vashon and Southworth: 11:45 p.m., 1 a.m. and 2:20 a.m.
· Vashon to Fauntleroy: 10:50 p.m., 12:10 a.m. and 1:25 a.m.
· Southworth to Fauntleroy: 11:10 p.m., 12:30 a.m. and 1:45 a.m.
Service will continue between Vashon and Southworth as scheduled. Fauntleroy neighbors may hear some construction noise and see more activity than usual at the dock during the maintenance work.
We have a follow-up question out seeking specifics about the work.
ADDED 3:10 PM: Here’s Rodero’s reply: “Crews will be replacing parts of the apron, which is the flap that connects the transfer span to the ferry when the ramp lowers for cars to drive on and off. They will be welding the new parts on and fixing parts that are currently loose, which is what’s causing the noise that’s been bothering neighbors.”