As part of the new ferry terminal project, removal of the old pier at a former military fuel storage is way ahead of schedule. That portion of the work was scheduled to be complete in February, 2017. However, according to Nicole McIntosh, director of terminal engineering for the Washington State Ferries, the project is almost done. The pier removal project began in July and because of all the work details working with precision timing, the project is slated to finish next month, a whole year early.
Even though this phase (demolition) finished early it doesn’t mean the second phase (reconstruction) will follow suit. The design of the new terminal will be 60% complete by the end of February. Construction will not begin until the middle of next year. The new terminal is scheduled to open in 2019 replacing the existing terminal.
With the Mukilteo-Clinton route having the highest traffic pattern, the new location and terminal will be a welcome change at the Mukilteo waterfront.