Monthly Archives: August 2009

Ferry Ridership Up Slightly in July

Washington State Ferries released its July ridership numbers today. They’re up slightly across the board:

Total riders: 2,485,461 (up 1 percent from 2008)
Vehicles: 1,009,091 (up 2.1 percent from 2008)
Passengers: 1,476,370 (up 0.3 percent from 2008)

The vehicle number took a decent jump. Wonder how it will look next summer if they put that super summer surcharge on.

Check Out How the New Ferry’s Coming

Washington State Ferries send out a link today with a bunch of photos of work on its new 64-car ferry being built at Todd Shipyard in Seattle. It will be assigned to the Port Townsend-Keystone route when it’s finished next summer. The ferries folks say they’ll be inviting me over sometime soon to check it out. In the meantime, take a look at these:

To read more about the construction of the new ferries, go to here:

Sedgwick to Be Closed Tuesday Night

Crews will close Sedgwick Road between Jackson Avenue and Phillips Road from 7 p.m. Tuesday to 6 a.m. Wednesday. A signed detour route will be available.

The closure is part of a state project to provide a safer, smoother-flowing corridor with increased visibility and turning-sight distance.

They’ll be putting in water lines and casings next week that could result in one-way alternating traffic in three places.