From WSDOT: Hammers are swinging at the Mukilteo Multimodal Terminal Project for the first time since Gov. Inslee’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy order took effect March 23. But business is not as usual. IMCO Construction, our general contractor for the upland features, is following strict procedures to keep workers safe. Only low-risk construction activities that workers can perform with six feet of distance between them are allowed. These measures are specifically spelled out in a comprehensive COVID-19 Safety and Health plan that demonstrates how workers will adhere to 30 safety protocols. A COVID-19 supervisor will monitor and ensure workers adhere to the plan, which requires them to undergo health screenings at the start of each shift including temperature checks, maintain six feet of distance from other workers at all times, wear additional PPE onsite, use hand-washing stations set up throughout the site, and much more. Meetings will be held outdoors with six-foot distancing.
Prior to the governor’s order, workers inside the passenger building were installing mechanical windows, part of the building’s green design for passive ventilation, along with electrical and plumbing work on both floors. That work will resume, but the number of workers who can be inside the building’s first and second floors will be strictly limited to allow for distancing.
Crews have also resumed work on the holding lanes, toll plaza, and maintenance building. The photo above shows the new toll plaza that, when complete, will have four tollbooths. The Sounder train station is visible in the far right of this photo, which gives you an idea of its close proximity for people who want to connect to the train.
It’s too early to determine how the shutdown affects the project timeline. But it’s good to have the project moving forward again.
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