Swift Network News | October 19, 2017

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 Vol. 2, Issue 13

Retaining wall located on the south edge of the Seaway Transit Center property

This retaining wall is on the south edge of the Seaway Transit Center property.

Construction of Retaining Wall Continues

At the site of the Seaway Transit Center, work continues on a stormwater drainage system and a retaining wall.

Seaway Blvd.

  • Work along the northbound lanes of Seaway Blvd. will continue for a few more weeks, installing stormwater drainage facilities, a bus pullout area and curbs.
  • Any lane closures that are needed will occur on weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

75th Street SW

  • Westbound and eastbound traffic on 75th  Street SW will narrow to one lane through the end of October.
  • Closures will occur only as needed on weekdays between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Flaggers will assist pedestrians, and the temporary bus stop on the westbound side remains open.
  • Information about the Seaway Transit Center is online at www.communitytransit.org/seaway.

Businesses along 128th St will soon have new driveways

Businesses Look Forward to New Driveways

There are several weeks of construction left for the eastbound lanes of 128th  St. SW just west of I-5, but things are definitely moving along with visible progress.

Beginning the week of Oct. 23 and continuing for a few weeks, businesses in the area will be receiving new driveways and sidewalks and curbs will be restored.

There are no definite plans for any lane closures in the coming week; the new bus-only lane should provide enough space for construction workers and their equipment.

Should there be an unexpected need for more space, the current far-right eastbound lane will close for the shortest time possible, and only between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m..

Foundations for new traffic lights and signage poles will also be poured over the coming weeks, weather permitting.

Information about the construction on 128th St. SW is online at www.communitytransit.org/128th.

Pictured above: Businesses in the area will soon have new driveways.

Swift station for Swift Blue Line under construction, August 2007

Construction on Swift Green Line Stations to Begin in November

The Swift Green Line stations are in the final stages of pre-construction planning. Actual work will begin in November, starting along Airport Rd., from Hwy. 99 north.

Station work will be done in several overlapping phases, including road work, platform work, traffic signal adjustments, main structure installation and amenities installation.

This newsletter will have weekly updates and www.communitytransit.org/swiftstations will be updated as frequently as details change. In-person and virtual community meetings are also being scheduled.

Information about the stations for Swift Green Line is online at www.communitytransit.org/swiftstations.

Pictured above: The Casino Road Station of Swift Blue Line under construction, August 2009.

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.