SSA approves new Woods Hole terminal concept plan

The SSA approved this version of the new Woods Hole terminal design. — Illustration courtesy of the Ste

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.