Two requests for proposals have been issued for the construction of a new ferry terminal in North Sydney, N.S.

Marine Atlantic says interested contractors have until June 10 to submit bids for work on the site, including utilities and paving.

The deadline to submit bids for construction of the terminal is June 24.

Marine Atlantic said the new building will be built across from the existing facility and adjacent to downtown businesses.

It said the terminal will be modern, efficient and environmentally friendly with new amenities for passengers travelling between Cape Breton and Newfoundland.

Marine Atlantic says work has been ongoing to improve its property in North Sydney, including dock renovations and upgrades to electrical systems.