Ferry Projects

2021 Town of Steilacoom & Pierce County Projects

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2021 Steilacoom Ramp Repair- Completed April 2021

Pierce County is replacing the main hydraulic cylinder on the Steilacoom Ferry ramp transfer span which will improve the operation of the transfer span. The work is expected to run from March 1 - mid-April.

Visit piercecountywa.gov/ferryramp to learn more.

Ramp Repair

2021 Steilacoom Roundabout


Construction on a roundabout at the intersection of Union Avenue, Rainier Street, Martin Street, and the Pierce County Ferry loading lanes in Steilacoom is expected to begin in May 2021. The work is expected to be complete in the fall.

Learn more about project benefits, traffic impacts, funding and who to contact with questions.

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Ferry Planning

  • 2020 Ferry Schedule Pierce County incorporated input from a ferry schedule customer survey and the Anderson Island Citizen Advisory Board's ferry committee in planning an updated 2020 schedule.
  • Fourteen-Year Ferry Program The 14-Year Ferry Program (2020-2033) is a ferry system planning document required by state law. Pierce County embeds this document annually with the County's Six-Year Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).
  • 2015 Waterborne Transportation Study  Most recent report with recommendations for improvements to the Pierce County Ferry System. The study included: population and demographic changes projected through 2034, service changes that would enhance island economy and livability, financial sustainability of the ferry system and 14-year capital needs of the ferry system. 
  • 2013 Ferry Service Evaluation The purpose of the 2013 Ferry Service Evaluation was twofold: first, to evaluate several proposed service changes that have been suggested, and second, to evaluate the results of recently implemented and historical service changes that have been put into effect. The Pierce County Ferry System will use this study to determine future potential schedule changes to better serve its customers. 
  • 2003 Waterborne Transportation Study Prior report with recommendations for improvements to the Pierce County Ferry System.

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Contact Us
Customer Service & Refunds: 
(253) 588-1950

Ferry Administration: 
(253) 798-2478

After Hours Emergency: 
(253) 798-6000

Steilacoom Landing:
56 Union Ave.
Steilacoom, WA 98388

Office Location:
9850 64th Street W.
University Place, WA 98467