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Woods Hole Terminal Reconstruction Project

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Week ending March 24, 2023

THIS WEEK, Lawrence-Lynch Corp. continued to prepare the work site in front of the temporary terminal for paving. A subcontractor formed a poured-concrete accessible walkway in front of the temporary terminal. The electrical switchgear shed was erected in the employee parking lot.

NEXT WEEK, Lawrence-Lynch will work in the employee parking lot getting ready to install the new wi-fi tower. Cullen Electric will be installing the switchgear in the new shed in the employee lot.

Week ending March 17, 2023

THIS WEEK, Lawrence-Lynch Corp. and Cullen Electric worked in the employee lot trenching and laying conduits for the new electrical switchgear shed. They also poured a concrete pad for the shed. Lawrence-Lynch raised the elevation and grade at the work site in front of the terminal.

NEXT WEEK, Lawrence-Lynch will pave the Phase 5F work site in front of the terminal. They will also install a sidewalk in front of the terminal. The switchgear shed will be installed on the concrete pad in the employee lot. Cullen Electric will be fitting out the switchgear in the shed.

Week ending March 10, 2023

THIS WEEK, Lawrence-Lynch Corp. removed the asphalt in front of the temporary terminal building and installed a drainage structure. They are regrading the area from an elevation of 8.5 feet to 6.5 feet.

NEXT WEEK, Lawrence-Lynch will pave the Phase 5F work site in front of the terminal. They will then move into the employee lot to start work with Cullen Electric for the temporary electrical switchgear shed and the installation of a new Wi-Fi tower.

Week ending March 3, 2023

THIS WEEK, Lawrence-Lynch Corp. finished paving Phase 5E of the worksite on Monday. They also excavated a trench between Slip No. 2 and Slip No. 3 for communication conduits. Cullen Electric was on site to work on the communication conduits. Lawrence-Lynch also started setting up the Phase 5F worksite in front of the temporary terminal building. They moved the bus shelters to the south side of the temporary terminal.

NEXT WEEK, Lawrence-Lynch will pave the conduit trench between Slip No. 2 and Slip No. 3. They will also start work in front of the temporary terminal. Access to the terminal will be from the north or south sides of the terminal deck during this phase of the construction.

Phase 5 landside work 

The scope of work for this phase focus on preparing the site for the building construction. The electricians will set up a temporary switchgear building in the employee lot so power can be moved from the freight shed. Lawrence Lynch will be raising the base elevation approximately 5 feet to satisfy the flood plain requirements, and they will be installing new stormwater piping for the back side of the property. This piping will connect with the stormwater piping that was installed as part of the marine contract. Raising the site elevation is complicated logistically because the site must stay in operation during the construction. We plan to complete the elevation work by moving the construction work zone six different times. This will allow vehicle access to at least two vessel slips at all time and continue to have staging available at the site.


Click here to download maps of the six subphases of the project (updated 1/13/2023).


Click here for videos of the Schematic Design and Design Development public engagement sessions.

January 19, 2022 Community Engagement Session Presentation  

November 4, 2021 Landside Community Update presentation 

July 7, 2021 Landside Design Presentation

Landside Design Community Forum (updated 3/23/2021)

Related project documents

Chapter 91 license

Chapter 91 license - recommended final decision

Falmouth Conservation Commission Order of Conditions

ENF Certificate

Environmental Notification Form (WARNING: large file)

2014 Feasibility Study