Water taxi service to be suspended in August

  • Tuesday, June 20, 2017 10:39am
  • News

Construction at Seattle’s Colman dock will cause service to be suspended on both routes of the King County Water Taxi for as long as 10 days in August.

According to a news release from the King County Department of Transportation, riders of the water taxi will need to make other transportation plans in early August, though exact dates for service cancellation are not yet known. The routes’ suspension is due to a state construction project to renovate the Colman dock. As part of the project, the water taxi float will be moved from Pier 50, on the south end of the dock, to the north end.

The float will move back to a south-end location in about a year and a half when a new water taxi terminal is constructed. The terminal will have a weather-protected waiting area, elevators and a pedestrian bridge to the new Washington State Ferries terminal.

While service is suspended in August, bus riders in both Vashon and West Seattle/Alki service areas can expect to see heavier-than-usual traffic to and from downtown.

Open house

To learn more about the water taxi’s move or new facilities, come to an open house on June 21 at Pier 50 (801 Alaskan Way on the Seattle waterfront).

Look for the King County Water Taxi tent and drop in any time between 3:30 and 6:30 p.m.




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