Steamship Authority Administration Building Construction Suffers Slight Delay

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FALMOUTH – Construction on the Steamship Authority’s new administration along Palmer Avenue in Falmouth hit a snag recently, prompting a six-week delay.

The issue was under-performing siding material, however the problem has been corrected.

“The rep from the company came down and indicated that yes, it’s not performing as billed, so we had to change it out the sheathing on the siding, and it’s caused a 4-6 week delay,” said Robert Davis, Steamship Authority General Manager.

Despite the setback, the administration building is expected to open for staff in early February.

The administration building is part of a multi-phase, multi-year project that will include wharf reconstruction and a new terminal building in Woods Hole.

The Steamship Authority is currently accepting bids for the terminal building construction contract, which will be awarded in late November.

“The rest of the project will be a multi-year project, when it’s all said and done probably 5-6 years,” Davis said. “We’re going to be doing construction during the offseason, so it’s not interfering with activities during the summertime.”

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