Laura LaBissoniere Miller, communications, 206-734-9420 (Seattle)
MUKILTEO – With crews set to break ground on the new Mukilteo ferry terminal this summer, Washington State Ferries is hosting an open house Wednesday, Feb. 15 to share updated design plans and construction details.
Over four million people traveled through the 60-year-old Mukilteo ferry terminal last year – the state’s busiest for vehicle traffic. WSF is replacing the terminal with a safer and more efficient facility that can better withstand earthquakes.
“Thank you to all of the ferry riders, community members, tribes and stakeholders who weighed in during the design process,” said WSF Terminal Engineering Director Nicole McIntosh. “We’re excited to build a new ferry terminal that improves safety for our customers, opens the Mukilteo waterfront and honors the rich cultural history of this important site.”
Open house displays will feature refined design plans and information about upcoming construction activities including pedestrian access to the waterfront, schedule, noise and traffic control. Project staff will be available to explain design and construction plans and answer questions. Staff will also share updated plans to improve access along State Route 525 approaching the ferry terminal.
The Mukilteo Multimodal Project will bring critical improvements to the Mukilteo/Clinton ferry route. The new ferry terminal offers environmentally sustainable design features, separate loading for pedestrian and vehicle traffic, and is located near the Mukilteo Sounder Station.
Crews will begin work to install utilities and replace the trestle later this year. The existing terminal will remain open until the new facility opens in late 2019.
Open house information
When: 5 – 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 15
Where: Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Avenue, Mukilteo, WA
Details: This is a drop-in open house. Project staff will be available to discuss the project, take feedback and answer questions. Community members can stop by at any time during the session.
Washington State Ferries, a division of the Washington State Department of Transportation, is the largest ferry system in the U.S. and safely and efficiently carries 24 million people a year through the most majestic scenery in the world.