Topic: Transportation

Missing Mountain Road is Officially Open

Written on July 1, 2020 at 3:59 pm, by

By Louise Dustrude A small crowd of supporters wearing masks and socially distancing from one another celebrated the opening of the new Missing Mountain Road on Wednesday at 1 pm. Several of those who spoke pointed out that it had taken some 25 years since the road was first proposed, by the town planning commission,  Continue Reading

Recording of WSF Virtual Meeting

Written on July 1, 2020 at 2:02 pm, by

Thank you to everyone who participated in WSF’s Virtual Community Meeting yesterday! For those who were unable to attend, a recording of the meeting is now available online on our Community Meetings page. To watch the meeting, you’ll need to provide a name and email to sign into the GotoWebinar page. For more information go  Continue Reading

WSF Virtual Community Meeting

Written on June 24, 2020 at 7:59 am, by

Due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak, Washington State Ferries (WSF) is holding a virtual community meeting. Join us at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 30 for a brief presentation and Q&A session with ferry staff. You can register today by going to: You can view all travel alerts at the WSF Travel Bulletins page. This  Continue Reading

Second Street Chip Sealing Starting Monday, June 22nd

Written on June 19, 2020 at 12:59 pm, by

Drivers and pedestrians are urged to exercise patience and safety. San Juan County Public Works (SJCPW) will chip seal Second Street in the Town of Friday Harbor starting the week of June 22nd. The exact date for resurfacing depends on the County’s ability to complete other sections of roadway on San Juan Island that week.  Continue Reading

Reservations Return on Friday

Written on June 9, 2020 at 11:49 am, by

Vehicle reservations for travel on the Anacortes/San Juan Islands and Port Townsend/Coupeville routes between June 21 and September 26 will be available this Friday. Customers will be able to go online and save their spot on a sailing at 7 a.m. on June 12. Customers are encouraged to look at the sailing schedules to plan  Continue Reading

Second Street Chip Sealing

Written on May 28, 2020 at 1:44 pm, by

Thursday, June 11, 2020 – Drivers and pedestrians are urged to exercise patience and safety. San Juan County Public Works (SJCPW) will chip seal Second Street in the Town of Friday Harbor starting the week of June 8th. The exact date for resurfacing depends on the County’s ability to complete other sections of roadway on  Continue Reading

Connector Road Update

Written on May 10, 2020 at 3:56 pm, by

> By Louise Dustrude The road adjoining the gravel pit and connecting Turn Point Road near the shipyard with Pear Point Road at the gravel pit will get its final chip-sealing this coming week, perhaps as soon as Tuesday according to county engineer Colin Huntemer. After that, and after any loose rocks are swept off,  Continue Reading

Update: Second Street Repair Project

Written on April 28, 2020 at 3:05 pm, by

Repairs to Second Street are progressing as anticipated. Asphalt is being laid at the intersection of Second Street and Blair Avenue. The Contractor will begin roadwork from Reed Street to the Court Street intersections later in the week. Focus will then shift south to the portion of Second Street between West Street and Court Street  Continue Reading

Return to Full Winter Schedule

Written on April 21, 2020 at 8:33 am, by

The Anacortes/San Juan Islands route is scheduled to be restored to its regular winter season sailing schedule starting Sunday, April 26. The route has been on a reduced sailing schedule since April 10 due to the Samish being out of service for needed rudder repairs. Vehicle reservations for April 26 through June 20 are now  Continue Reading

Vehicle Reservations Postponed

Written on April 16, 2020 at 9:09 am, by

WSF is postponing its 2-month advance release of vehicle reservations on the Anacortes/San Juan Islands and Port Townsend/Coupeville routes, which was originally scheduled for Tuesday, April 21. While WSF’s winter sailing season has been extended through June 20, sailing schedules beyond this date have not been finalized and will be dependent on ridership and traffic  Continue Reading

Winter Ferry Schedule Extended Again

Written on April 10, 2020 at 4:30 pm, by

Washington State Ferries is extending the winter sailing schedule through June 20 because of a continued decline in ridership due to COVID-19. It was previously scheduled to end on April 25. Therefore, customers should continue following the winter schedule through at least June 20. Routes that are on a modified/reduced service schedule will remain on  Continue Reading

Road Construction Work to Begin on Second Street in Downtown

Written on April 10, 2020 at 12:47 pm, by

The Town of Friday Harbor has contracted with San Juan County to perform chip sealing services on Second Street later this summer. In order to prepare this road to be chip sealed, it is necessary that we repair those areas that have degraded over the past 20 years. The areas impacted run from Spring Street  Continue Reading

Reduced Ferry Service

Written on April 10, 2020 at 9:04 am, by

Washington State Ferries is temporarily reducing service on the Anacortes/San Juan Islands route beginning Friday, April 10, due to the M/V Samish being out of service due to needed rudder repairs. Until further notice, the route will operate on a three-boat schedule instead of its usual four-boat service. Reservations will also be suspended through April  Continue Reading

A Message From San Juan Airlines

Written on April 1, 2020 at 5:58 am, by

From San Juan Airlines – Hello fellow islanders, if you need supplies but don’t want to leave the islands we provide regular freight services to and from the islands and are now offering fresh grocery delivery. To find out more, visit or call us at (800) 874-4434. If you’re concerned about safety but need  Continue Reading

Winter Ferry Schedule Extended Through April 26

Written on March 25, 2020 at 5:05 am, by

Washington State Ferries will extend its current winter sailing schedule through the end of next month due to declines in ridership from COVID-19. The spring sailing schedule will now tentatively begin on April 26 rather than March 29. Customers should continue following the winter schedule. All vehicle reservations made for dates between March 29 and  Continue Reading

WSF Offering Ticket Refunds and Suspending No-Show Fees

Written on March 19, 2020 at 1:46 pm, by

While WSF cannot extend the 90-day period for tickets and travel passes, customers who are unable to use tickets or travel passes because of COVID-19 concerns may be eligible for a refund for the unused portion of their fare. All refund requests can be submitted online. Please note that it may take longer than the typical  Continue Reading

San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau Response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Outbreak

Written on March 17, 2020 at 4:48 pm, by

The safety of our island communities is our highest priority. In light of growing concerns about COVID-19, the San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau, the destination marketing organization (DMO) for the San Juan Islands, is encouraging visitors to postpone their travel plans to the San Juans to limit the potential spread of the virus.  We are  Continue Reading

Construction in Anacortes May Slow Down Ferry Traffic

Written on March 15, 2020 at 9:19 am, by

Don’t travel now if you don’t need to but if you do… Passengers driving to the Anacortes terminal will want to give themselves some extra time starting next week. The city of Anacortes will begin construction work on a roundabout at the intersection of SR 20 Spur/Oakes Avenue and Ship Harbor Boulevard/Glasgow Way on Monday,  Continue Reading

San Juan Island – County Roads

Written on February 7, 2020 at 5:43 am, by

San Juan County Public Works continues to monitor and respond to the ongoing rain and flooding events appearing along County Roads. The following two locations may continue to have restrictions posted or may be closed to vehicle traffic entirely. Bailer Hill Rd (west of False Bay Dr) San Juan Valley Rd (west of Douglas Rd)  Continue Reading

Missing Mountain Road is Under Construction

Written on January 28, 2020 at 8:10 am, by

By Louise Dustrude The road through the gravel pit connecting Turn Point Road and Pear Point Road is under construction, more than 10 years after it was formally agreed to. The county is fulfilling a commitment it made to the town in 2009. It will be called Missing Mountain Road, alluding to the actual removal  Continue Reading

Winter Ferry Schedule in Effect

Written on January 5, 2020 at 9:46 am, by

Washington State Ferries’ winter schedule begins Sunday, January 5, and is in effect through Saturday, March 28. Service between Anacortes, Friday Harbor and Sidney, B.C. is suspended for the winter. The Anacortes/San Juan Island routes will operate three vessels on weekends (no dedicated inter-island vessel), with four vessels in service on weekdays. Please check the  Continue Reading

International Service Resumes

Written on December 9, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

Beginning on Monday, December 9, the international sailings will resume between Anacortes/Friday Harbor/Sidney B.C.  M/V Chelan rejoins the route following annual maintenance and inspections and will sail in the #1 position. Reservations are available online at TakeAFerry or by calling 206 464 6400 and speaking with an Information Agent. We appreciate your patience and understanding  Continue Reading