Pierce County Ferry System Projects

  1. Summer 2022: Anderson Island Parking Lot Project
  2. Fall 2022: Christine Anderson Dry Docking
  3. Ferry Financial Plan

Summer 2022 Construction: Anderson Island Pavement Resurfacing Project

The Anderson Island Ferry Parking & Loading Lanes resurfacing project is scheduled to begin on Monday, August 15. This project will last approximately 45 days, and will include repaving, striping, sidewalk improvements and landscape management. Please adhere to all posted traffic signs and follow instructions from the construction crew. There may be minor impacts to ferry service, parking, and loading lanes.  

Work hours

Monday - Friday, 7:35 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (No work will take place on Labor Day or the Friday before Labor Day.)

Traffic & pedestrian impacts

Aug. 11: Some parking stalls limited for mobilizing equipment.

Aug. 15 - Mid- Sept.: Sidewalk and ramps closed while crews reconstruct sidewalk to meet ADA standards.

Beginning Aug. 15: Loading lane 1 closed, some parking limited. 

Aug. 22: Access to Larson Road at Yoman Road closed all day beginning at 7:35 a.m.  

Late Aug. - Early Sept.: Change in parking restrictions, shift from Phase 1 to Phase 2.

PHASE 2A: Late Aug. - Early Sept.

Ferry Lane Graphic 2_2A

PHASE 2B: Early - Mid Sept. 

Ferry Lane Graphic 2_2B

Phase 2 - Resurfacing parking lot

  • All Loading Lanes will be open during Phases 2A and 2B. 
  • The sidewalk next to the loading lanes will be open during Phase 2. Bike and pedestrian routes are available during Phase 2A and 2B.
  • A minimum of 20 parking stalls will be available at all times.
  • The parking lot will be resurfaced in phases, beginning with 2A and followed by 2B.

Traffic control:

  • During Phase 2B, the parking lot Exit and Entrance will be switched to accommodate angle parking. 

Other information: 

  • Longer trucks and truck-trailer combinations are not able to navigate through the parking lot.
  • Please refrain from parking overnight as the work area shifts during different phases. 
  • At completion of Phase 1, the holding lanes will be open to traffic, all the curbs, sidewalk(s), ADA ramps, and patches to the pavement will be complete.

Project schedule

(Please note that construction schedules are subject to change. Some of these work activities are weather dependent.)

Aug. 11 - Notice to proceed; Crews mobilize and begin site preparations.

Aug. 15 - Construction Phase 1 begins 

Early Sept. - Construction Phase 2 begins 

Late Sept. - Construction Phase 3 expected to begin.

*Construction dates for the above projects may be subject to change. 

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.

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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