Washington State Ferries has released some photos of the new ferry terminal building this week, as wall forms were removed from the east and south ends of the building. This milestone marks a major stride in the WSF’s project to replace the 62-year-old seismically vulnerable ferry terminal with the new one located one-third of a mile east on the site of an abandoned U.S. Air Force fuel facility.
The new two-story building will have overhead passenger loading, making ferry loading and unloading safer and more efficient by separating walk-on and drive-on passengers. This project is also intended to ease traffic congestion in the area and along SR6525; after the new terminal is operational, an entire boat should be offloaded without stopping traffic on Front Street.
Trucks Hauling Construction Fill on SR525
As activity at the site continues, large trucks hauling fill will be staged along a dedicated route. This amounts to 6 to 8 trucks per hour moving down SR 525, enters at the current toll plaza, runs behind the current holding lanes and into the construction site. Trucks will leave using the same route. Trucks will be spread out along the route to prevent congestion in one area.
Truck Hauling Hours and Flaggers
Trucking hours are Monday through Thursday: 7 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. and Fridays 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Flaggers will be in place during those times to direct traffic, and truck movement will be coordinated so it doesn’t interfere with ferry loading and unloading.
Visit the project website: www.bit.ly/MukilteoMultimodal
Phone: (206) 462-8866
If you would like to learn more about accessibility and the tools WSF has available, visit www.wsdot.wa.gov/Accessibility