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County Engineer: Paul A. Randall-Grutter, P.E. Ferry Operations Manager: Rachel Rowe

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News and Notices

Wing Wall Repair Work (posted 6/11/19)
Early next week, Culbertson Marine will be performing minor repair work on the Anacortes ferry dock wing wall. During a routine inspection, crews discovered a couple of cracks in the wing wall pilings. Culbertson will  mobilize equipment on Sunday, June 16 and conduct the work during the hours of low tide Monday, June 17 through Wednesday, June 19.

Regular ferry service should not be affected. However, in order to allow uninterruptable time for welding, we will not do any double runs during the lunch hour Monday through Wednesday. The 11:15 a.m. sailing will be the last sailing before the 1:00 p.m. sailing June 17-19. Please plan accordingly.

The 2019 Ferry Fare Revenue Target Report is available.
Watch the presentation to Board of Skagit County Commissioners.

Ferry Dock Maintenance & Repair Project Announcement:
Skagit County has three separate projects currently in progress for maintenance and repair of the Anacortes and Guemes Island ferry docks.
Skagit County signed a contract with American Construction, Inc. on April 22, 2019, for the Ferry Terminal Winch Replacement project. This project will replace the 40-year-old transfer span winches. Overnight construction is anticipated in late June/early July 2019, once new winch components have been fabricated.

Ferry Terminal Maintenance – Phase 2, is expected to go to bid in June 2019, with construction anticipated to start in September 2019. This project will address a number of items on both docks, including the repair of the apron gusset plates, and replacement of the counterweight cables and sheaves, apron hinge pins, and headframe handrails, among other items.

The Ferry Dock Rehabilitation project is currently in the design phase, with construction scheduled for 2020. This project will replace three concrete girders that Skagit County was not able to replace during the dock reconstruction in 2011. These girders are located under the NE corner of the dock, well outside of the area where vehicular traffic drives. These three girders are the main factor in the lower sufficiency rating given to the Anacortes dock.

Once all these projects are complete, the Washington State Department of Transportation will reevaluate the sufficiency rating of the docks during its next bridge inspection.

More information on how WSDOT and the Federal Highway Administration classify bridges.



Captain Rachel Rowe
Ferry Operations Division Manager
Skagit County Public Works

Anacortes Terminal - 500 I Ave. Anacortes, WA 98221
Ferry Office: (360) 293-6433   Cell: (360) 333-1496 
Direct Line: (360) 416-1466     Fax: (360) 293-1899