Swift Network News | Construction News Letter | September 15, 2017

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 Vol. 2, Issue 10 | September 15, 2017

Construction crews use an 11-foot long “drill bit” to bore a hole for a future electronic street sign.

Above: Construction crews use an 11-foot long “drill bit” to bore a hole for the future electronic street sign that will indicate the new right turn lane onto southbound I-5.

128th Street: Concrete on Barrier Wall to be Poured Week of Sept. 18

Work continues on the 128th Street widening project for the Swift Green Line. New right lanes are being created on each side of I-5 in south Everett. This summer, crews are working on the west side of the freeway. 

  • Eastbound traffic on 128th Street near I-5 continues to be impacted weekdays between 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. as underground utility work is taking place. 
  • Cement for the sound barrier wall near Denny’s restaurant will be poured on two separate days next week. This will impact traffic near the southbound onramp to I-5. 
  • On Wednesday, Sept. 20, the PUD is expected to do some night work in this area after the evening rush hour. 
  • A potential weekend closure of the two right lanes approaching I-5 may take place on Sept. 30-Oct. 1 to pave the new right-turn lane. 

The Swift Green Line is scheduled to open in 2019. 

Traffic Impacts on 75th Street Will Continue for Seaway Transit Center

Daytime traffic impacts along 75th Street will continue for the next month as trenching and utility work continues on the Seaway Transit Center at 75th & Seaway Blvd. near Boeing. 

Onsite, the large mound of dirt will be used to backfill the storm water retention vault. After that, underground utility placement will occur, then the ground should be graded to prepare for surface development. 

In late September or early October, work along Seaway Blvd. is likely to impact traffic on that busy road. Dates and details are yet to come.

Route 105 Extension Starts September 25

Community Transit’s Route 105 will begin serving this area on Sept. 25. Riders can catch this bus at the Everett Transit stops on 75th Street near 16th Avenue west of the PUD substation. 

Schedule and route map information is available online at www.communitytransit.org/schedules.

Bus stops closer to Seaway Blvd. are expected to reopen in late November.

Swift Green Line Service Map

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.