SSA approves new Woods Hole terminal concept plan

The SSA approved this version of the new Woods Hole terminal design.
Illustration courtesy of the Steamship Authority

The SSA approved this version of the new Woods Hole terminal design.

The Steamship Authority (SSA) Tuesday approved a “preferred alternative” design concept for a new Woods Hole terminal with the caveat that “the site’s accessibility is improved for individuals with disabilities between the ferry slips and the proposed customer drop-off and pick-up areas,” according to a management report of the meeting.

The design concept features a large area for vehicles to line up directly on the waterfront, with a two-story terminal building about 240 feet back from the slips, and a shuttle bus drop-off area behind the terminal.

The board met Tuesday in New Bedford. Bertaux + Iwerks Architects will now create cost estimates and conceptual drawings.