Ferry Replacement Project

Date(s) - 01/25/18
5:30 pm

Guemes Island Community Center


Good afternoon,


As a reminder, the Board of County Commissioners will host a ferry public forum to discuss the Guemes Island Ferry Replacement Project. Please join Skagit County Board of Commissioners Chair Ken Dahlstedt, Commissioner Lisa Janicki and Commissioner Ron Wesen along with Public Works staff and a representative from Glosten for a discussion about the Guemes Island Ferry Replacement Project. We encourage all Skagit County residents to attend.


When: Thursday, January 25, 5:30 p.m.

Where: Guemes Island Community Center – 7549 Guemes Island Road

What: Ferry Replacement Project

Who: Skagit County Commissioners, Captain Rachel Rowe, Glosten


Agenda items include:

Project update

  • Funding/financial plan
  • Environmental review
  • Schedule

Ferry replacement

  • Concept Design


The project is now officially at 30% design, and the following design studies are available for review (Please note that all of these studies and reports are still in preliminary stages; changes could occur to any or all of them):

Concept Design Report – skagitcounty.net/PublicWorksFerryReplacement/Documents/designreport/1b_Concept%20Design%20Report.pdf

Concept Design General Arrangement Drawings – skagitcounty.net/PublicWorksFerryReplacement/Documents/designreport/1c_Concept%20Design%20Drawings%20-%20GA.pdf

Concept Design Structural Drawings – skagitcounty.net/PublicWorksFerryReplacement/Documents/designreport/1c_Concept%20Design%20Drawings%20-%20Structure.pdf

Vessel Capacity Study – skagitcounty.net/PublicWorksFerryReplacement/Documents/designreport/2a_Vessel%20Capacity%20Study.pdf

Transportation System Assessment – skagitcounty.net/PublicWorksFerryReplacement/Documents/designreport/2b_Transportation%20System%20Assessment.pdf

Engineer’s Estimate – skagitcounty.net/PublicWorksFerryReplacement/Documents/designreport/2c_Engineers%20Cost%20Estimate.pdf


Skagit County has applied for up to $10 million in funding through the County Ferry Capital Improvement Program.  This is a grant program administered by the County Road Administration Board (CRAB).  The application packet can be found at skagitcounty.net/PublicWorksFerryReplacement/Documents/CFCIP%20Application%20Consolodated%20-%20Guemes%20Island.pdf.


For more information about the ferry replacement project and what happens next, please see our most recent newsletter at skagitcounty.net/PublicWorksFerry/Documents/newsletter/newsletter1217.pdf.



Captain Rachel Rowe

Ferry Operations Division Manager

Skagit County Public Works


Anacortes Terminal – 500 I Ave. Anacortes, WA 98221

Ferry Office: (360) 293-6433   Cell: (360) 333-1496

Direct Line: (360) 416-1466     Fax: (360) 293-1899




Source: Skagit County Email on 1.11.2018