Keller Ferry commuters will need to find and alternate route to cross the Columbia River this weekend as crews make permanent repairs to the ferry’s steering system.
The ferry will be out of service starting at 6:00 a.m., Saturday, December 20 with service anticipated to resume at 6:00 a.m. on Monday, December 22.
Over the weekend, crews from Rolls Royce will make permanent repairs to the vessel’s steering system. The rudder actuator has failed on several occasions, requiring temporary repairs.
Rolls Royce will complete the repairs under warranty. A team from the Washington State Ferries Vessel Engineering Division will monitor the work. Final approval of the repairs must be issued by the U.S. Coast Guard before the ferry can return to service.