Swift Network News | Construction Update for November 17, 2017

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 Vol. 2, Issue 17

Crews break ground for Swift Green Line stations on Airport Road.

Crews break ground for Swift Green Line stations on Airport Road.

Construction Begins on Eight Stations Along Airport Road

Crews have begun the first stage of construction on four pairs of Swift Green Line stations. 

This stage will install underground utilities, sidewalks and concrete platforms for stations located on Airport Rd. at Hwy 99, 112th  St. SW, 100th  St. SW and Kasch Park Rd.

Bus stops for local routes serving these intersections have been temporarily relocated, affecting Community Transit Route 105 and Everett Transit Routes 2 and 8.

These areas will also experience periodic right-hand lane closures, either during the day (9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday) or at night (8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday through Thursday).

After the first stage is complete, work will move east and south along the Swift  Green Line route. Because the work will be done in stages, each site will be touched several times over the next year.

Information about Swift Green Line station construction is online at www.communitytransit.org/swiftstations.

A mountain of dirt backfills space around the stormwater vault.

Storm Vault Backfill Begins, Opening an Acre of Space

After many months, the mountain of dirt at the Seaway Transit Center construction site will disappear as crews use it to finish backfilling the space around the newly constructed stormwater vault. Removing this dirt will create about an acre of open space on the site.

Meanwhile, a building which will house mechanical functions of the transit center has passed inspections for early stages of electrical and plumbing installation.

Roadside construction continues as follows:

Seaway Blvd.

Any needed lane closures of Seaway Blvd. will occur only on weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

75th Street SW

If weather permits, asphalt paving will be done on Monday, Nov. 20. One eastbound lane will be closed 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. for the paving to be completed.

Information about Seaway Transit Center construction is online at www.communitytransit.org/seaway.

New sidewalks and retaining wall near Denny's.

Paving Depends on Weather

Asphalt paving of a newly constructed bus area is scheduled to take place on the 128th Street SW overpass of I-5, on the south side of the eastbound lanes. If weather allows, the right-side lane will be closed for paving from 8 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 19 to 5 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 20.

If wet weather prohibits the paving, it will be rescheduled for a dry day in the future.

Crews in the area continue to work on driveways, sidewalks, gutters and curbs, traffic signals and signage, and a retaining wall near Denny's.

To accommodate this work, as-needed intermittent closures of the right-hand lane will occur on weekdays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

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

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 Service Map