The Steamship Authority’s multi-year reconstruction of its Woods Hole terminal is now fully focused on the land side of the property, where the longtime staging area for Vineyard-bound vehicles was recently demolished.

Arriving motorists now are being directed to line up in front of the ferry slips, which were rebuilt during earlier years of the $110 million project. The former vehicle staging area, as well as the smaller lot across Cowdry Road by the freight shed, are active construction zones.

“This worksite was our biggest concern, and it’s worked out well so far,” SSA project manager Bill Cloutier told the boat line board of governors this week. “We’re hoping to be done by the middle of February, but we’re running into weather here.”

So far this month, paving contractor Lawrence-Lynch Corp. has removed the asphalt from the parking areas and pulled out old sewer pump-out tanks and pipes that lay beneath to make way for a new stormwater system now being installed.

The site itself is being raised about five feet to provide state-mandated flood protection for a permanent ticket office the SSA will build in years to come.

The current ticket building, which opened in 2017 as the SSA prepared to demolish its old terminal building on the waterside, is not eligible for a per

manent building permit, officials have said.

To minimize the disruption to customers while the terminal elevation is being raised, the construction site will shift places six times, Mr. Cloutier said in a report on the SSA website.

Although the landside work hasn’t encountered the kind of obstacles that led to cost increases during slip construction, it has unearthed old wiring and other 20th-century artifacts, Mr. Cloutier told the board of governors Wednesday.

“Last week, we ran into a circular foundation we think was the old railroad turntable, so we had to get [an air hammer] in to get the piping through,” he said. “It’s an industrial site and there are a lot of relics.”

Among other business Wednesday, the SSA board chose the name M/V Barnstable for the latest addition to its fleet, a decommissioned offshore service vessel (OSV) from Hornbeck Offshore Services in Louisiana. Formerly known as M/V HOS North Star, the Barnstable will join sister ships M/V Aquinnah and M/V Monomoy, which the SSA purchased from Hornbeck last year.

All three Hornbeck vessels — and potentially a fourth, on which the boat line has an option expiring in March — will need to be reconfigured for service as SSA freight boats at an estimated cost of about $8 million each.

A request for proposals from shipyards to do the conversion work has been pushed to next month after a number of questions arose from potential bidders, boat line general manager Robert Davis told the board Wednesday. Mr. Davis also said he is close to hiring a chief operating officer, which was a key recommendation from a comprehensive outside review of boat line operations in 2018.

“We anticipate making an announcement shortly,” Mr. Davis said.