Swift Network News | Construction Update for December 8, 2017

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 Vol. 2, Issue 19

Pouring concrete for curbs and gutters on Airport Rd. near 112th St.

Pouring concrete for curbs and gutters on Airport Rd. near 112th St.


Concrete Pouring Will Close Lanes on Airport Road All Weekend

Last week, concrete was poured for curbs and gutters at several Swift station construction sites along Airport Road.

This weekend, four sites will be excavated and poured with concrete to create in-lane bus pads.

This work requires double lane closures from 8 p.m. on Dec. 8 to 4 a.m. on Dec. 11, at the following sites:

  • Airport Rd. and Kasch Park Rd.
    Two northbound lanes closed
  • Airport Rd. and 112th St.
    Two northbound lanes closed
  • Airport Rd. and Hwy. 99
    Two northbound lanes, one turn lane closed
  • Airport Rd. and Hwy. 99
    Two southbound lanes closed

The week of Dec. 11 will see daytime work on Airport Rd. at these sites, and work beginning southbound at Kasch Park, 100th St. SW and 112th St. SW, usually at night. 

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

Community Transit Live

On Dec. 7, Martin Munguia, Corporate Communications Manager, and June DeVoll, Swift Project Manager, led a 30-minute streaming broadcast focusing on the latest updates about the Swift Green Line project.

The livestream was recorded and is available at www.communitytransit.org/ctlive and on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/communitytransit.

More livestreams to come! Watch our website, like our Facebook page or subscribe to this newsletter for an announcement of the next Community Transit Live event.

Community Transit Live

Intermittent Lane Closures Continue Near Seaway

On-site crews continue to build infrastructure for the transit center and road crews are nearing the finish of the roadside work, including traffic signal foundations. Intermittent lane closures may occur as follows:

75th Street SW
Lanes may be closed 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. in both directions.

Seaway Blvd.
Intermittent lane closures may occur on weekdays 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

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

The sidewalk west of I-5 is nearly complete and awaiting landscaping.

West Side Awaits Landscaping; East Side Begins Demolition

Construction near I-5 on 128th Street SW continues on schedule to be completed in the summer of 2018.

West of I-5

The retaining wall by the Denny’s restaurant is complete, and the nearby sidewalk will be finished in the coming week. Landscapers are expected to plant a “green screen” on the wall and shrubbery along the sidewalk soon, although the date for this has not been set.

Guardrails need to be installed along the newly paved bus merge lane. There is no date set for this installation yet, but when it happens the far-right lane will be closed overnight.

East of I-5

The bus stop at 128th St. and 3rd Ave. SE (#1552) has been moved east of 3rd Ave. to avoid construction.

Demolition of the fencing and sidewalk near the old bus stop location will take place through next week.

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

Swift Green Line is Coming in Early 2019

Swift is Community Transit's Bus Rapid Transit service. Bus Rapid Transit is different than regular local bus service — stations are spaced further apart, fares are paid at the station, buses come by more often, and passengers get on and off the bus in about 10 seconds.

The Swift Green Line will operate between the Canyon Park Park & Ride in Bothell and the new Seaway Transit Center being constructed near the Boeing Everett plant. It is expected to begin service in early 2019.

When the Swift Green Line connects with the existing Swift Blue Line at Highway 99 & Airport Road, it will establish Snohomish County’s first high-capacity transit network. The network will eventually include more Swift lines and Link light rail.

Along the Swift Green Line, 34 highly visible stations will provide weather protection, seating, adequate lighting, real-time next bus signs, and a rider information kiosk. ORCA smart card readers and ticket vending machines will provide quick and easy ways for riders to pay their fare before boarding their Swift bus.

Stations will be constructed throughout 2018 in stages: underground utility work, concrete platforms, and finally the station structures.

Swift Green Line will begin service in early 2019.

Swift Green Line Service Map