The nearly 50-year old ferry has been tied up since 2019 to save money.
Dynamic pricing — where seats get more expensive as sailings fill up — has been in place in the Alaska Marine Highway Service for the last two years.
Pilot cars and flaggers will guide traffic through seven areas where crews are still working.
Alaska Communications said in a written statement that the damage and its ripple effects have significantly reduced the company’s capabilities.
The highway is closed in the Black Rapids area south of Delta Junction and is likely to stay closed through the weekend.
The state announced the $128,250 sale on Wednesday afternoon.
Authorities have paused construction in an area where human remains were found by crews working on the Haines Highway project Monday.
One lane on the highway is open for emergency vehicles, but it is closed to the public.
A DOT spokesperson said Friday that the Tazlina will be in action in February and March, serving Angoon, Gustavus, Hoonah, Haines and Skagway from its base in Juneau.
The chartered passenger service was designed with apparently little coordination with destination communities.