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SR 305 - Bainbridge Ferry Terminal - Main Terminal Building Rehabilitation


October 2014

  • Construction is almost complete and is expected to wrap up in mid-October.  

WSF will retrofit the Bainbridge Island ferry terminal building to enhance earthquake safety, upgrade the public restrooms, and replace many aging building components.

Why is WSDOT rehabilitating the Bainbridge Island terminal building?
The existing terminal building was built in 1955 and does not meet current seismic design codes, other building codes and energy efficiency guidelines. The public restrooms are inadequate and do not meet American Disabilities Act (ADA) guidelines.

The End Result
The exterior walls of the terminal building will be stronger.  Customers will notice the following:
- The public restrooms will be larger, in a new location and meet current codes.
- The inside tollbooths will be demolished, improving passenger flow through the building.
- Space will be created inside the building for the WSF vendor Commuter Comforts presently operating outside.
- The building will have all new exterior windows and sliding doors, a new roof, a new electrical panel, new light fixtures, and a new heating, ventilation and air conditioning unit.

Project Benefits
This project will improve safety during an earthquake by retrofitting the building to current design codes. The main public restrooms will be enlarged to provide more capacity and meet design codes and ADA guidelines. The new roof will eliminate leaks. The new electrical panel will increase reliability and reduce maintenance on the panel, as well as allow a potential vendor to lease space inside the building. The overall energy efficiency of the building will increase with more efficient lighting and windows.

What is the project timeline?

  • Aug. 2013 - Advertised contract for bids 
  • Nov. 2013 - Awarded contract to PHC Construction of Bainbridge Island
  • Jan. 2014 - Began construction
  • Sept. 2014 - Project expected to be complete

Financial Information

  • Federal: $1,690,000
  • State: $3,015,000
  • Total: $4,705,000

How can I get more information?
Nicole McIntosh
WSF Terminal Design Engineering Manager

Hadley Rodero
WSF Communications

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