Swift Network News | September 28, 2017

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Vol. 2, Issue 11 | September 28, 2017

Construction crews are backfilling dirt on what will be a new sidewalk along the south side of 128th Street just west of I-5.

The forms for the new right-hand lane are set. Construction crews are
backfilling dirt on what will be a new sidewalk along the south side of
128th Street just west of I-5.

Potential Weekend Lane Closures on 128th Street, Sept. 29-Oct. 1

Workers are ready to pave the new right-hand lane on eastbound 128th Street just west of I-5 in south Everett. 

Paving could take place this weekend, depending on weather. If paving takes place, the current right lane will be closed all weekend, and the middle eastbound lane would be closed overnight according to this schedule: 

  • 9 p.m. Fri., 9/29 – 5 a.m. Sat., 9/30 
  • 9 p.m. Sat., 9/30 – 5 a.m. Sun., 10/1 
  • 9 p.m. Sun., 10/1 – 5 a.m. Mon., 10/2 

If rain delays paving this weekend, it will be rescheduled for the following weekend, Oct. 6-9. 

Work continues on the guardrail wall separating the new lane from Denny’s restaurant. That will be completed after the lane has been paved. 

On weekdays, the eastbound right lane will be closed from 9 a.m. 2 p.m. for the next several weeks. 

New right lanes are being created on each side of I-5 on 128th Street for the Swift Green Line, scheduled to open in 2019. 

Lanes to be Narrowed Overnight on Seaway Blvd. near Boeing, Oct. 4

To date, work on the Seaway Transit Center near Boeing’s main gate has focused on the transit center site or on 75th Street. 

That will change beginning next week as all lanes of Seaway Blvd. between Hwy 526 & 75th Street will be narrowed and shifted west. The lane narrowing will take place the evening of Oct. 4, weather permitting. 

This will allow for new curbing and a new bus pullout to be installed on the east side of Seaway Blvd. along the transit center property. Daytime traffic could be impacted as drivers adjust to the narrower lanes and as machines work close to the roadway on the transit center property. 

Meanwhile, daytime traffic impacts along 75th Street will continue for the next month as periodic lane closures allow for ongoing trenching and utility work.  

Route 105 Now Serves 75th Street 

Community Transit’s Route 105 has been extended to serve Boeing and other nearby customers. Riders can catch this bus at the Everett Transit stops on 75th Street near 16th Avenue west of the PUD substation weekdays during the morning and evening peak hours.

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.