Topic: Transportation

Web, “A” and Nichols Streets Improvement Project

Written on June 15, 2018 at 10:36 am, by

The Town of Friday Harbor has contracted with Mike Carlson Enterprises to reconstruct Web Street and portions of A Street and Nichols Street. The Contractor began mobilizing equipment on Wednesday, June 13th. The project will include utility upgrades, road resurfacing, and the addition of continuous sidewalks. Businesses on Web, A and Nichols Streets will remain  Continue Reading

More Road Construction Ahead

Written on June 13, 2018 at 2:33 pm, by

Construction has begun on Web Street and will continue for approximately 70 days. Traffic will be restricted to One Way on Web – Going from Argyle toward “A” Street only.  Do not enter from “A” Street or you will get turned around.

Progress at Sharpes Corner

Written on June 8, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

Here’s the latest from WSDOT… Expect changes at Sharpes Corner for Friday commutes, weekend travel Contractor crews from Tapani are making amazing progress on this intersection safety improvement project. If you are a Friday commuter – most of you will experience new traffic control tomorrow. Tapani crews believe they’ll be moving onto the next stage  Continue Reading

Got Something to Share with WSF?

Written on May 31, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

Dear San Juan Update, In a three days, the Washington State Transportation Commission (WSTC) will be sending you and 30,000 other members of the Voice of Washington State (VOWS) a link to a short survey on your use and views of the Washington State Ferry System (WSF). We welcome your help in getting people involved.  Continue Reading

Road Construction Ahead

Written on May 30, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

Here’s the latest update from WSDOT about the roundabout construction just east of Anacortes… Sharpes Corner roundabout construction starts Wednesday, May 30 Changes for travelers driving or on bikes during final stages of SR 20 and SR 20 Spur intersection improvements ANACORTES – Another roundabout is set to take shape on State Route 20 as  Continue Reading

Ferry Plan Open Houses

Written on April 28, 2018 at 5:54 am, by

Come Share Your Ideas at WA State Ferries Local Open Houses May 2 Washington State Ferries will be holding open house events next Wednesday May 2 in Friday Harbor, and on some interisland ferry runs, to gather input for the 2040 Ferries Long Range Plan. This effort has been underway for the last year or  Continue Reading

Roundabout Construction Begins May 7

Written on April 27, 2018 at 2:03 pm, by

Spring Street and Argyle Avenue intersection closed four days beginning May 7th Painted roundabout to be installed. The public is advised that the intersection of Spring Street and Argyle Avenue will be closed to all traffic day and night for four days beginning May 7th for the installation of an intersection roundabout. This closure will  Continue Reading

Yakima Service Update

Written on April 27, 2018 at 10:33 am, by

So what was up with the Yakima this week? Here’s a recap from Amy Scarton Assistant Secretary, WSDOT/Ferries Division at WSF Headquarters… Thanks to the quick work of our crews, the Anacortes/San Juan Islands route is back on its regular schedule following an unfortunate meeting between the Yakima and a submerged object on Sunday. One  Continue Reading

Extra Stop at Lopez

Written on April 27, 2018 at 9:27 am, by

This Saturday, April 28, the ferries will make one extra stop at Lopez Island to accommodate participants in the annual Tour De Lopez, the largest bicycle event in the San Juan Islands.  This event is expected to draw large groups of riders. The extra stop will occur Saturday morning on the 7:30 am sailing departing  Continue Reading

M/V Yakima Back in Service

Written on April 25, 2018 at 5:36 pm, by

Here’s the latest from WSF… Repairs to the M/V Yakima have been completed and (on Wednesday, April 25) it returns to service with the 4:30pm sailing from Anacortes to Lopez and Friday Harbor. This will return the route to the regular schedule. Service to Sidney, BC will resume on Thursday, April 26. Reservation holders will  Continue Reading

Temporary Ferry Schedule

Written on April 25, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

Here’s a note from WSF with the lowdown on the Yakima ferry service disruption… The M/V Yakima remains out of service for Wednesday, April 25 due to a bent propeller.  Underwater repairs have been performed, but the vessel still experienced some vibrations during subsequent sea trials. The vessel has returned to the maintenance facility for  Continue Reading

Opening Day Boat Parade

Written on April 23, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

Chris Reed, Fleet Captain of the San Juan Island Yacht Club has this to share… All are invited to the Friday Harbor waterfront at 2:15 pm on Sunday, May 6th, for the island’s annual Opening Day Boat Parade – visualize a 4th of July parade on the water. The parade can best be viewed from  Continue Reading

Road Striping Next Week

Written on April 21, 2018 at 9:56 am, by

Town to re-stripe all roads this Monday and Tuesday Road crews will be repainting center stripes and curbs throughout the town on Monday and Tuesday, April 23 and 24. Drivers are advised to use extreme caution to avoid driving over any newly painted areas. Questions regarding this road improvement may be directed to Public Works  Continue Reading

Featured Pilots of the SJ Aviation Museum: Vicki Thalacker and the San Juan Eagles

Written on April 20, 2018 at 10:44 am, by

On Sunday, the San Juan Aviation Museum will recognize and pay tribute to Vicki Thalacker and a group of San Juan Eagles volunteer pilots for their service of flying cancer patients to the mainland for treatment. Islanders are invited to celebrate this occasion at a reception held at Brickworks, 150 Nichols Street, on Sunday, April  Continue Reading

Smart Car Parade

Written on April 11, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Do you love a Smart Car? Do you love a Parade? OK, well it’s not exactly San Juan Island, but some of you may be San Juan Islanders that own a Smart Car and might be interested in this. Bob and Becki Taylor in Bellingham are sponsoring a smart car rally for the Bellingham Ski  Continue Reading

WSF Open House

Written on April 10, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

WSF wants you to know about this upcoming open house… Mark your calendars! Washington State Ferries is developing a Long Range Plan to better understand and plan for the changing needs of the system through 2040. Join us at an open house this spring to learn more about the plan, meet the project team, and  Continue Reading

Sharpes Corner Roundabout

Written on March 28, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

Construction on this starts next week. Here’s the latest from WSDOT… Customers traveling to the Anacortes terminal during the spring and summer should be aware of construction planned at the intersection of SR 20/SR 20 Spur (Sharpes Corner) in Anacortes. Around-the-clock lane reductions will start on Monday, April 2 and are expected to be in  Continue Reading

Tucker Avenue Reconstruction

Written on March 9, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

Tucker Avenue Reconstruction Project – Phase 2 Construction Update What to expect for the week(s) of March 12th: The Town of Friday Harbor truly appreciates everyone’s patience while we work through this project. A project manager/inspector will be available to any address concerns. Do not hesitate to contact the Project Inspector, Frank Baublits, at  Continue Reading

Ferry in Snow

Written on February 21, 2018 at 5:31 pm, by

SJ Update reader Kristen Arnim caught this beautiful image of the Samish coming into the ferry dock this afternoon. Thanks for sharing Kristen!

WSDOT Open House at Brickworks

Written on February 1, 2018 at 12:38 pm, by

Spring highway construction will affect San Juan Islands and north Whidbey Island vacationers A large Connecting Washington project will cause delays on Highway 20, just east of Anacortes from early April into July. WSDOT contractor crews from Tapani, Inc. will build two new roundabouts in the area of SR 20 and the SR 20 Spur  Continue Reading

Pilot Ground School for Local Students

Written on January 31, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

Monday night eight local students were given the opportunity to take a pilot ground school class compliments of Kathleen Bartholomew, who raised funds from local business people to provide scholarships for the class thru COVE. With the growing shortage of pilots in the country, she feels students should have the opportunity to explore aviation. Students  Continue Reading

Highway 20 Road Construction

Written on January 12, 2018 at 11:46 am, by

Spring highway construction will affect San Juan Islands and north Whidbey Island vacationers A large Connecting Washington project will cause delays on Highway 20, just east of Anacortes from early April into July. WSDOT contractor crews from Tapani, Inc. will build two new roundabouts in the area of SR 20 and the SR 20 Spur  Continue Reading

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