Here’s the official plan for changes in how vehicles will line up and load at Gooseberry Pt. (link takes you to the version that is stored on the easily searched Whatcom Count Ferry Documents Archive created last year by Nancy Ging.) A hard copy of the plan was put at the Island Library last night. Earlier today, Mike McKenzie also posted a copy on Facebook that can be downloaded.
The Public Works’ engineering drawing includes their work plan and proposed ‘how to’ signs for the new vehicle line-up and loading (now called ‘re-channelization’ ;-)). This is what Public Works sent LIFAC, asking for suggestions and islander feedback on the wording of signs.
I was wrong on two details in my preliminary description of a few days ago. There will be (a) 2 not 3 handicapped spaces close to the mainland dock; (b) cars will no longer wait on the dock (I’ve heard that’s to reduce stress on the aging dock; don’t know if that is correct.) I’ve heard conflicting dates for PW completing this work. I’m personally going with what Chris Brueske told me last week, “by the end of dry dock” with some work to be finished sooner. Certainly the work will be complete by October 1, the deadline in the lease agreement.
I just learned (email from Mike McKenzie) that he’s asked the other LIFAC members to approve or modify some proposed changes to the signs, so he can send the LIFAC recommendations to Public Works and County Council today. I don’t know if it’s too late for other islanders to give their input. I did, earlier today (see comment below). If you want to give input, email LIFAC ASAP (click here for member names and emails)