Swift Network News | Swift Construction Newsletter | August 4, 2017

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 Vol. 2, Issue 7 | August 7, 2017

Temporary Traffic Signals, Lane Narrowing and Restriping for 75th Street

Forming South Walls at Seaway Transit Center

Large concrete pours continue, focusing on the south walls of the stormwater retention vault.

The Seaway Transit Center construction site is rapidly changing as crews pour the cement floor to the stormwater retention vault.

Happening now: Crews have begun to pour the walls for the stormwater retention vault on the North end of the property.  Trucks will continue to come in and out of the construction site on pouring days.  Periodic lane closures in both directions will continue, keep an eye out for your friendly flaggers.

Coming up: On Wednesday, August 9, a temporary traffic signal will be installed in front of the PUD station. It will be used throughout the project until permanent traffic signals are installed to turn into the Seaway Transit Center. The temporary signal will go live on Monday, August 14 as well as the narrowing and re-striping of lanes on 75th Street. This work will be done at night and lanes will remain open in each direction.

Swift Bus Approaching Seaway Transit Center

Swift Green Line Station Construction Gets the Green Light

Community Transit’s Board of Directors approved award of the contract for Swift Green Line station construction at their board meeting on August 3. 

Project staff will begin to work with the contractor to formalize the construction schedule, which will include:

  • Mobilization and site work at 34 locations
  • Concrete and paving work
  • Intersection signal modifications
  • Roadway improvements
  • Station installations

Construction will begin September 2017 and go through 2018.

128th Widening Construction Ramping Up on Eastside of I-5

128th construction

The 128th Widening construction crew have begun building a new retaining wall in front of the Denny’s restaurant. Lane closures continue in front of Denny’s as the retaining wall is installed.  

Traffic signals and flaggers will be on the roadway during daytime off-peak hours of 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Crews continue to test the new water main installed on the south side of 128th east with no disruption to service.

The road widening on the approaches to I-5 will create new right-hand lanes on 128th, one on each side of the freeway. These lanes will save buses travel time while providing a benefit to general purpose traffic. 

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

Swift Bus - Welcome Aboard

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