Ferry Replacement Project Meeting

Ferry Concept Design

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