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Construction resumes at Mukilteo Ferry Terminal

 
Series: Coronavirus | Story 109

Last updated 5/13/2020 at 4:29pm

Photo courtesy of Washington State Ferries

Construction work has resumed at the Mukilteo Ferry Terminal Project.

Work has resumed at the Mukilteo Multimodal Terminal Project for the first time in six weeks.

The project was shut down March 23 due to Gov. Jay Inslee's stay-at-home order. But business is not the same.

IMCO Construction, the general contractor for the upland features, is following strict procedures to keep workers safe. Only low-risk construction activities that workers can perform with six feet of distance between them are allowed.

Photo courtesy of Washington State Ferries

The ferry terminal passenger building.

These measures are specifically spelled out in a COVID-19 Safety and Health plan that details 30 safety protocols. A COVID-19 supervisor will monitor and ensure workers adhere to the plan, which requires them to undergo health screenings at the start of each shift – including temperature checks. Workers must maintain six feet of distance from each other at all times, wear additional PPE onsite, use hand-washing stations set up throughout the site, and other safety procedures. Meetings will be held outdoors with six-foot distancing.

Prior to the governor's order, workers inside the passenger building were installing mechanical windows, part of the building's green design for passive ventilation, along with electrical and plumbing work on both floors. That work will resume, but the number of workers who can be inside the building's first and second floors will be strictly limited to allow for distancing.

Crews have also resumed work on the holding lanes, toll plaza, and maintenance building. The new toll plaza will have four tollbooths.

Official indicate that it is too early to determine how the shutdown will affect the project timeline.

 

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