- Crews completed work requiring vehicular closure of the terminal on April 10 and vehicle service is restored. View photos of the work.
Construction will take place at the Lopez Island ferry terminal in spring 2013. Crews will replace the timber decking, railing and deficient asphalt pavement. Most of the work will occur at night.
Why is WSDOT
replacing the decking and pavement at the Lopez ferry terminal?
The trestle at the Lopez terminal was expanded in the early 1980s. The joint between the original and expanded parts of the trestle lies under the wheel line of vehicles as they load and unload from the ferry. Because of this, the decking and asphalt pavement have failed and needed multiple repairs over the years.
The End Result
This project will eliminate the joint and provide a better railing system.
After work is complete the pavement on the trestle should last for the normal period of time rather than needing constant repair. The changes to the railing will improve pedestrian access to the terminal building.
The project will also make changes at the timber trestle to the retained fill area to make a better transition with the steep slopes.
What is the project timeline?
- Winter 2011: Project in design phase.
- Summer 2012: Project advertised.
- Spring 2013: Construction.
Project signage will reflect the cost of construction engineering, project bid award and sales tax.
- Design Budget: $70,000
- Construction Budget: $564,000
How can I get more information?
WSF Marine Project Engineer
WSF Director of Communications
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