Ferry Projects

2021 Town of Steilacoom & Pierce County Projects



Ferry project timeline for 2021

Anderson Island Parking Lot Resurfacing project postponed to 2022

The Anderson Island Parking Lot Resurfacing project will be re-advertised for bid in spring 2022 to ensure all granting agency requirements are met and the project can be completed within the recommended paving schedule.


2021 Steilacoom Roundabout project

Roundabout

The contractor working for the Town of Steilacoom will begin work on the Steilacoom Roundabout project on July 6, 2021. The project includes the construction of a 5-legged roundabout at the intersection of Union Avenue and Rainier Street with Martin Street and the access to the Pierce County Ferry holding lanes. The work is expected to be complete in the fall.

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

View Vehicle Tracking Table. Visit Town of Steilacoom's website for project information.

Sept. 22 update:

On Thursday, Sept. 23, and Friday, Sept. 24, the contractor working on the Town of Steilacoom’s roundabout project will be working on the sidewalk at Lafayette Street by the Steilacoom loading lanes. Drivers entering Lane 1 should expect activity at the intersection. Please travel with extreme caution and follow the flaggers’ instructions. Lane 1 is expected to fully reopen by the end of Friday.

Sept. 10 update:

Starting Tuesday, Sept. 14, the contractor working for the Town of Steilacoom will begin work in the intersection of Union Avenue and Martin Street by Perkins Park.

While most of the work will be behind the existing sidewalk and in the park area, there will be some work taking place about 100 feet down Lane 1 (lane closest to the sidewalk). This portion of the work is scheduled for early mornings and toward the beginning of the week to minimize traffic impacts to ferry riders. Please be patient, travel with caution, and obey flaggers who will be assisting drivers entering the loading lanes.  

Steilacoom is constructing a five-legged roundabout at the intersection of Union Avenue and Rainier Street with Martin Street and the access to the Pierce County Ferry holding lanes. 

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.
  • 14-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.

Projects out for advertisement

Find out about any projects out for advertisement on the Bid Opportunities page.

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(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

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