Keller Ferry out of service through early October as crews replace terminal, pontoons

KELLER, Wash. - The Keller Ferry will be out of service for just over two weeks as crews continue work on the ferry terminal and pontoon replacement.  

The ferry vessel will be out of service from Monday, September 16 through Wednesday, October 2. 

Travelers are encouraged to take an alternate route via SR 25 or SR 155 and SR 174. Detours could take up to an additional hour of travel. 

The project will replace severely corroded pontoons on both sides of the Columbia River. 

The closure was expected to be earlier this year, but a delayed delivery of the steel components needed for the project forced the Washington State Department of Transportation to push the project back. Materials have arrived and crews need additional time to cure materials before moving and replacing the terminals. 

WSDOT will continue to monitor highway conditions and service changes on their Travel Alerts page.