Guemes Island Ferry
County Engineer: Paul A. Randall-Grutter, P.E.
Ferry Operations Manager: Rachel Rowe
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Ferry Dock Maintenance & Repair Project Announcement
Skagit County has two separate projects currently in progress for the maintenance and repair of the Anacortes and Guemes Island Ferry bridges.
Ferry Terminal Maintenance – Phase 2, is expected to go construction later this year. The project is currently in the fabrication phase. 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 permitting in progress now. Construction is scheduled for 2020-2021. 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.
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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