New Woods Hole terminal springs a leak

A construction worker struck a water main on Monday.

An excavator working on a Steamship Authority terminal building in Woods Hole severed a water main causing restrooms at the facility to be closed for several hours Monday, Wayne Lamson, executive director, said.

The worker was doing site work at the $2.6 million modular building that’s under construction at the Woods Hole facility when he struck the main at between 2:30 and 3 p.m. A town crew had to be called in to shut off water to the site, but only the Woods Hole terminal was affected by the water main break, Mr. Lamson said.

Crews expect to have the water turned on by Monday evening, he said.

The building is under construction by Triumph Modular Inc. of Littleton. The contract calls for the building to be done by the end of 2017, but Mr. Lamson said the contractor could be done by the end of June. Even if it’s ready, the Steamship Authority plans to continue using the old terminal building through the end of the busy summer season, he said.