From WSDOT: The roof is up on the new Mukilteo ferry terminal building. Crews lowered 84 roof panels — each measuring 10-feet by 20-feet — onto the new Mukilteo passenger building by crane in early October. The panels are constructed of cross-laminated timbers, or CLT, which is wood stacked crosswise and bonded with structural adhesives. CLT panels provide the strength of traditional building materials but with a lower environmental impact, in keeping with our goal on this project to be “light on the earth” and LEED Silver-certified.
This keeps crews on schedule to begin the interior work on the building.
Construction moves into the water
If you’ve been anywhere near the Mukilteo waterfront lately, you cannot miss the bright white and red derrick that Manson Construction has moved into the water there. Manson’s crews are at work on the marine elements of the new terminal. Currently, they’re installing platforms (shown below) from which they will drill the shafts that will support the vehicle transfer span and overhead walkway.
Reopening of pedestrian path moves to November
We hoped to re-open the part of the popular pedestrian path that travels along the work site in late October, but crews need more time to work on First Street and the sidewalks along it. This pushes the reopening of the pedestrian trail to November. We apologize for the delay. As soon as it’s open, we will post updates to the Mukilteo project page on Twitter and on Facebook.
Speaking of Facebook, WSF launched our new Facebook page in October as another way to share news and photos with our customers. Follow us there for regular ferry news.