WOODS HOLE – A massive, multi-phase project that will give the Steamship Authority a new administration building in Falmouth, along with a new terminal facility and other improvements in Falmouth and Woods Hole has begun.
The administration building in Falmouth and is expected to be completed by the end of 2017, while a temporary terminal facility should be finished in June, before the start of the summer season.
The current terminal is expected to be demolished by 2018, and along with the new terminal building, the ferry slips will be extended by 70 feet.
“We’ve come up with a completely new design of the terminal which will make the access to the ferry slips by the vessels much easier and safer,” said Wayne Lamson, General Manager for the Steamship Authority.
The bulk of the work will be done during the off season, and while the Steamship Authority runs a year-round schedule, it will not be impacted by the project.
“We still run an extensive schedule, with at least three vessels operating on the vineyard route, so we need to keep two fully operational slips available to keep everything running,” Lamson said.
The project is expected to be completed by 2023.