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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 7, 2014
No.: 14-2527
Contact: Jeremy Woodrow, 907-465-8994, Jeremy.Woodrow@alaska.gov  

Skagway Ferry Service to Resume May 11

(JUNEAU, Alaska) – The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities has completed temporary repairs to the Skagway Ferry Terminal dock that was submerged the morning of Thursday, April 24. Ferry service is scheduled to resume Sunday, May 11.

The dock has been thoroughly inspected for structural damage and was found to be in good condition. Temporary repairs were made to the passenger ramp, electrical system and the vehicle ramp hydraulic system. Permanent repair work will be ongoing and should not interfere with scheduled ferry operations.

The M/V LeConte will conduct a non-revenue service test run to Skagway on May 9 to evaluate any necessary adjustments to mooring, loading and unloading operations at the facility. This test run will not affect ferry service between Haines and Juneau.

For ferry schedule information and reservations, please visit FerryAlaska.com or call your local terminal by dialing 1-907-465-3941 or toll-free at 1-800-642-0066.  

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities oversees 239 airports, 10 ferries serving 35 communities, more than 5,600 miles of highway and 776 public facilities throughout the state of Alaska. The mission of the department is to “Keep Alaska Moving through service and infrastructure.”

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