Landside Work to Begin for Woods Hole Terminal Reconstruction Project

Posted: September 16, 2022

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Sean F. Driscoll, Communications Director; 508-548-5011, ext. 302

FALMOUTH (September 16, 2022) – Construction at the Woods Hole ferry terminal property is scheduled to resume the week of September 19, 2022, the Woods Hole, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket Steamship Authority announced today. The work represents the first year of the landside portion of the project, and the project’s fifth phase overall.

The focus for this phase will be preparatory work for the construction of the new ticket office and utility building at the site. Contractor Lawrence Lynch Corp. will be raising the base elevation of the terminal approximately 5 feet to satisfy floodplain requirements, and they will be installing new stormwater piping that will connect with the piping installed as part of the marine phase of the project.

Due to the complexity of the landside work, Phase 5 will be broken into six subphases to allow ferry operations to be maintained at the terminal during construction. Detailed maps have been created to help customers and the community review the updated traffic flows through the site as work progresses; the maps have been posted on the Authority’s website and will be updated if necessary as the phase progresses. Project and operational updates will be available on the Authority’s social media channels, on its website, and through weekly eNews bulletins.

The Authority thanks its customers, neighbors and the communities it serves for their patience and understanding during this process. The phase is scheduled to end on May 15, 2023.

For more information about the project and its timeline, please visit

Since 1960, the Woods Hole, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket Steamship Authority has served as the transportation lifeline to the islands of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard year round. The Steamship Authority is the largest ferry service to the islands and offers the most frequent daily departures for passengers, automobiles, groups and trucks. In 2021, more than 2.7 million passengers and more than 700,000 vehicles were transported to and from the islands. Our U.S. Coast Guard-certified crews are committed to the highest level of safety at sea while our vessels offer comfort and convenience with spacious seating, free Wi-Fi and TV on board.

Note to editors: maps of the work boundaries for each of the six subphases are available here.