Ferry travelers to the Vineyard will experience a change of pace starting Monday, with the official opening of the Steamship Authority’s new temporary terminal in Woods Hole.

The new building replaces the 60-year-old existing ticketing office, which is slated for demolition in early 2018 as part of a large reconstruction project.

The new modular ticket office is located across from the former terminal, at the side of the car staging area. It houses a ticket-selling office, management offices, a lobby, public restrooms, and a concession area. The 3,600-square-foot building was built by Triumph Modular, Inc. and had cost $2.6 million as of last month.

Vinyl wrap featuring nautical charts of Vineyard Sound covers the outside walls.

The lobby of the old terminal building will be open as an additional waiting area until January 2018, according to the Steamship Authority.

The temporary terminal is part of larger plans for a complete overhaul of the Woods Hole facility, including realigning the ferry slips, building a new terminal, and relocating administrative offices to the Palmer avenue parking lot in Falmouth.