Swift Network News | Swift Construction Newsletter | June 9, 2017

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 Vol. 2, Issue 3

Excavation work at Seaway Transit Center

A Community Transit bus drives by the Seaway Transit Center where 150 loads of dirt per day are being excavated and removed.

Up to 150 Loads of Dirt Per Day Removed from Seaway Transit Center Construction Site

Construction at the Seaway Transit Center has yielded big changes. Construction crews began heavy excavation at 75th Street and Seaway Blvd near Boeing, removing up to 150 loads of dirt per day.

  • Despite the large number of dump trucks going in and out of the construction site, traffic delays on 75th Street have been minimal. The average traffic stops have been about 15 seconds while the trucks leave the site.
  •  Now through mid-July, there will be single lane closures in both directions from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays. Periodic all-lane closures will occur during those times as well for construction trucks entering the road from the site. Watch for flaggers on roadway. 

Seaway Transit Center will be the northern terminal for the Swift Green Line, but will also be a regional hub for Paine Field–area transit service when it opens in mid-to-late 2018. 

Video: Watch the excavation taking place at Seaway Transit Center at http://bit.ly/SeawayMovingDirt 

More information on this project is at www.communitytransit.org/seaway

Snohomish PUD relocates electric utility poles on the northeast side of 128th St.

First phase of 128th Street Construction Begins as New Utilities Poles Installed

Work is underway for a road-widening project that will create new right-hand lanes on 128th Street at the approach to I-5, one on each side of the freeway. These lanes will save buses 3-7 minutes, while also providing a benefit to general purpose traffic. 

  •  Snohomish County PUD this week began relocating electric utility poles on the northeast side of 128th Street near the Quality Inn and Suites in South Everett. 
  •  The south end of Mariner Park and Ride is now closed for contractor staging for the start of construction on the west side of I-5 at 128th near Denny’s. The south access point to Mariner Park and Ride will close for the duration of the project.
  •  Mid/late-June: Construction begins on widening of 128th Street on southwest side of I-5. Traffic may be impacted during this project. Typical lane closures will occur between 8 p.m. – 5 a.m. weeknights and on weekends. There may also be extended lane closures that will be announced in advance. 

    More information on this project is at www.communitytransit.org/128th 

    Swift Open House 2015

    Swift Green Line Project Community Open House

    Join us to learn more about the 128th Street project and the Swift Green Line.

    Tuesday, June 27, 4-7 p.m.
    NW Stream Center Building, Chinook Room 600
    128th Street SW, Everett (at McCollum Park) 

    Swift Network Map with Swift Green Line

    Swift Green Line to Connect Bothell and Paine Field 

    Swift is Community Transit's Bus Rapid Transit service. 

    Washington State’s first bus rapid transit line opened in November 2009. The Swift Blue Line serves a 17-mile route between Everett and Shoreline. It provides fast, frequent and reliable service whether you are traveling from Everett to Lynnwood, Edmonds to Shoreline or anywhere in between. 

    The Swift Green Line will serve a 12.5-mile route between Paine Field/Boeing and Canyon Park/ Bothell. It is expected to begin service in early 2019. 

    The Swift Green Line will provide appealing choices for people to travel without a car. Because stations are further apart and fares are paid at the station, Swift buses offer rail-like quickness. 

    Not only will this route offer fast, frequent service to those living or working between Bothell and Boeing, but the connection to the Swift Blue Line will greatly expand the ease of transit use in our region. 

    The Swift Green Line will cross the Swift Blue Line at Airport Road and Highway 99, establishing a Swift network. 

    More Swift lines to the north and east of our county are planned for the future. 

    Swift Green Line Information