Upgrade underway at Skidegate ferry terminal

  • Mon Jan 13th, 2014 11:00am
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BC Ferries is undertaking major work at the Skidegate ferry terminal over the next several weeks. The $340,000 project started last week and should be finished by the third week of February, said BC Ferries public affairs manager Darin Guenette, although the completion date could be pushed to mid-March if weather interferes. Although the front door to the terminal has been blocked off, passengers are being directed to an alternate entrance and the building is operating normally, Mr. Guenette said. No sailings will be interrupted as a result of the work. “There will be no effect on the vessel and its operation,” he said. The project includes shoreline stabilization to keep the ramp reliable and safe; the installation of a level concrete walkway for walk-on passengers; the installation of a concrete ramp with handrails to improve wheelchair access; and the installation of a drainage system to reduce ice build-up and prevent further erosion where the ramp meets the shoreline.