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Seattle ferry terminal at Colman Dock
This graphic shows the new electrical transformer building that will be built at the Seattle ferry terminal.
The building will house three Seattle City Light transformers and a new electrical switchboard.View Full Graphic
- The project will be complete with the last remaining power switch-over to the new electrical feeder. This switch has been delayed due to key component delivery issues.
WSF will upgrade the main electrical distribution system at the Seattle Terminal at Colman Dock.
This system is vital to the electrical operation of the Seattle Terminal, the largest in the ferry system. The distribution system controls and distributes the electrical power that is used throughout the terminal.
Why is WSDOT
upgrading the Seattle Terminal electrical distribution system?
The existing system is 45 years old which is well beyond its design life of 25 years. This means the system is at risk of failing which could cause a major disruption of service for ferry customers.
The End Result
The upgrade includes a new electrical switchboard. This will be housed in a new 1,320 square foot electrical transformer building. The structure will also house three Seattle City Light transformers.
Safety & Mobility: When the new electrical system is installed, the Seattle Ferry Terminal will have a new, safe, and reliable power distribution.
What is the project timeline?
- July 2011: Project advertised
- November 2011: Construction began
- 2013: Projected completion
Project signage will reflect the cost of construction engineering, project bid award and sales tax.
Budget: $7.6 million
This project is funded by pre-existing funds from the 2005 gas tax (Transportation Partnership Account).
How can I get more information?
WSF Construction Project Engineer John Callahan
Communications Manager Joy Goldenberg
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