SR 525 - Mukilteo Multimodal Terminal: What to expect during construction

 

Take a virtual tour of the new Mukilteo ferry terminal (YouTube 2:37) and see more construction photos and videos.

Mukilteo Multimodal Terminal map

(To download a copy of this site map, above, right click and "save link as" or "save target as" to save a copy to your computer -- pdf 2.55 MB)

June construction progress: There's a lot going on! 

 

Holding lanes
Starting June 1 and continuing through mid month, trucks will haul in materials to lay down the new holding lanes. Trucks will use the special haul route that passes through the southern end of the old holding lanes and into the job site. Flaggers will coordinate the flow of trucks exiting the job site with the queuing ferry traffic. This work will take place from 7 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Fridays. 

These are not our usual holding lanes, either. They're a layer cake of materials (shown below) designed to treat storm water before it leaves the site or enters Puget Sound. The holding lanes will be constructed of a special porous concrete called permeable concrete that allows rainwater to pass through and into a thick layer of sand that filters it. Then the water finds its way to an under drain system -- a  geo-membrane liner. This base layer collects and channels storm water into drain pipes so the filtered water can enter the Sound. 

Mukilteo holding lanes under construction

The passenger building's land side and the maintenance building that sits at the east end of the holding lanes.

Mukilteo passenger and maintenance buildings

Solar panels are going up on the south-facing shed roof! 

solar panels on Mukilteo passenger building

An inside look at the great hall, or gathering room, of the passenger building.

Mukilteo passenger building interior

Colorful elevator glass features tribal motifs
WSF is committed to honoring the history of the new Mukilteo terminal site as the home of the Coast Salish people and the spot where the tribes and U.S. Government signed the 1855 Point Elliott Treaty. During design consultation, the tribes asked us to be welcoming from land and water. These images on the elevator glass, designed by Tulalip Master Carver James Madison, will welcome all who come ashore. The east elevator is shown above; the west elevator features a similar design by Madison with a woman in the background. The special glass was installed over the past two weeks.

Mukilteo elevator shaft glass

Seawall and promenade shaping up
The promenade extends on the east and west ends of the passenger building. Wall outcroppings offer spots for pedestrians to linger, and benches -- of cedar and finished concrete -- provide places to sit and enjoy the view. Low-level lighted bollards and native vegetation will line the promenade. Interpretive signs, similar to those near the Mukilteo Lighthouse, honor the site's history. The promenade path links the one at Lighthouse Park to the one at Edgewater Beach -- with a stop inside the new passenger building. (No ferry ticket needed to tour the building.)

Mukilteo passenger building and promenade

Ferry berthing structures
Marine crews took advantage of nightime low tides this past December, January, and half of February to weld areas of the wingwalls that are only accessible during very low tides. Currently crews are constructing the vehicle transfer span and overhead passenger walkway offsite. Manson, our marine contractor, will return in August to resume work during the fish window (a time when crews can work below the water line).​

Mukilteo ferry berthing structures

Fishing pier
Marine crews constructed major portions of the new fishing pier that will open with the new ferry terminal in fall 2020. They will pick up where they left off in August when the next fish window opens. The old Mukilteo fishing pier, owned by the Port of Everett, is attached to our old terminal and will come down with the demolition of that structure. The new pier will also be managed by the Port of Everett for the benefit of Mukilteo residents.

New fishing pier in Mukilteo

Waterfront development: The project is one part of a larger redevelopment plan for Mukilteo's waterfront, which will include a replacement of the nearby NOAA research station, improved beach and trail access, the addition of mixed-use buildings, and more.

  • General work hours: Weekdays 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. We don’t anticipate work on Sundays. Work is suspended now due to the coronavirus and the governor's Stay Home, Stay Healthy order. 
  • Fish migration window: There will be no in-water work mid February through July to protect migrating fish, in accordance with National Marine Fisheries Service, United States Fish and Wildlife, and Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife requirements.
  • Construction lights will be directed away from our terminal neighbors.