Washington State Ferries is replacing the aging and seismically vulnerable parts of Colman Dock in Seattle in order to maintain its critical role as a regional multimodal transportation hub.
The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) reported that construction crews recently finished installing all of the concrete panels needed to form the flooring deck of the first section of the new main ferry terminal building at Colman Dock. Next steps include filling in the gaps between the panels to make one smooth trestle deck, this is called a “closure pour.”
This section of the new building will open in mid-2019. At that point, it will be used as the main ferry terminal facility while crews clear out and demolish the old terminal building, the one currently in use. Once the old terminal building is taken down, the remaining sections of the new terminal building will be built. The entire new terminal building and surrounding dock will open to the public in 2023.
The opening date of the new passenger-only ferry building and pier, currently under construction on the south side of Colman Dock, has moved to summer 2019 instead of this fall. The revised opening date allows the contractor to re-sequence the overall construction schedule so that WSDOT can stay on track to finish the entire Seattle Multimodal Terminal at Colman Dock Project on time.
See the WSDOT page for the Seattle Multimodal Terminal at Colman Dock Project to keep up-to-date on construction progress. View a photo gallery of this project maintained by WSDOT, too.
Photo credit: WSDOT