The final year of waterside construction at the Steamship Authority terminal property in Woods Hole is scheduled to resume Wednesday, according to an announcement from the boat line. Weather permitting, contractor Jay Cashman Inc. plans to begin its mobilization for the waterside work Sept. 9.

The focus of this phase will be the construction of the new southern slip, now known as slip one, and the second passenger pier, according to the announcement. As with the north pier now in place, the southern pier will include both a fixed and a floating pier and a glass canopy. The new sheet pile bulkhead will be extended 110 feet to its southern terminus at the property line.

The new slip is scheduled to be completed in May 2021.

A barge with a large Ringer crane will return to the site to drive monopiles, freeing the landside crane so it can be used to construct a new passenger pier between slip one and slip two, according to the SSA announcement.

A total of 87 piles will be driven this season for the foundation of the structures, the announcement continues: 10 monopile dolphins, 38 16-inch diameter piles for the fixed passenger pier and
39 18-inch diameter piles for the head dolphins and the transfer bridge.

Weekly project updates, with photos, graphics and links to other resources, are posted on the SSA website and also available by email through the boat line's new eNews service. Signup information is posted on the terminal project homepage,

Traffic patterns and ferry loading and unloading procedures will change to accommodate construction, according to the SSAannouncement.