Swift Network News | Volume 2, Issue 28 | Construction Update for February 16, 2018

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 Vol. 2, Issue 28

Temporary signage on eastbound 128th St. will be replaced.

Temporary signage on eastbound 128th St. will be replaced.

Permanent Traffic Signs Coming to West Side of I-5

West of I-5

The eastbound lanes of 128th St. will receive several new poles for lighting and signage next week.

The sign poles will stretch over traffic lanes and will be considerably more visible than the temporary signage that has been in place the past few months.

The work will require occasionally closing the eastbound right-turn lane and bus-only lane any time from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. beginning Feb. 20 and lasting at least one week.

East of I-5

No lane closures will be needed for the work being done on the east side of I-5, as crews continue ongoing utility work and rebuilding the drainage “rain garden” at the northwest corner of 128th St and 3rd Ave SE.

Information about the 128th Street project is online at www.communitytransit.org/128th.

Community Transit Live Video Screenshot

Next Construction Update Thursday at Noon

The next live update on Swift construction is scheduled for noon on Thursday, Feb. 22.

The agency’s Communications and Planning staff will present the latest construction updates and plans for the future, as well as take questions from viewers in real time.

This is the first time that the live webcast is held during the day, hoping to reach those who are unable to participate in the evening.

View previous webcasts, provide feedback or submit questions at www.communitytransit.org/ctlive.

Hole for foundation of traffic pole on north side of 75th St.

Traffic Poles Coming to North Side of 75th St.

75th Street

Crews are working on the foundations for three new traffic poles coming soon to the north side of 75th St., east of Seaway Blvd.

After the foundations are in place, they will be attached to vertical poles and horizontal arms that hold the traffic lights. This work is expected to be completed the week of Feb. 26.

For the safety of the construction workers, both directions of traffic will be shifted south between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. for the next few weeks.

Transit Center Site

At the transit center site, crews are installing the footings for future bus shelters and the future Swift Green Line terminal stations.

Other work on the site includes continuing electrical conduit placement and gravelling areas that will receive concrete this spring.

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

This station, on northbound Airport Rd. at Kasch Park Rd., has completed the first stage of construction.

Two More Area 1 Stations to Complete First Stage of Construction

Airport Rd. (Area 1)

The week of Feb. 19 should see a few more stations in Area 1 complete the first stage of construction.

Expect single-lane closures, either during the day (9 a.m. to 2 p.m.) or at night (8 p.m. to 4 a.m.) at these locations:

  • Southbound, Airport Rd. and Kasch Park Rd.
  • Southbound, Airport Rd. and 112th St.
  • Southbound, Airport Rd. and Hwy. 99

By Feb. 26, if weather permits, only two stations along Airport Rd. will still be undergoing the first stage of construction: northbound at 100th St. SW and southbound at Kasch Park Rd.

128th St. (Area 2)

Construction continues in Area 2 with nighttime work (8 p.m. to 4 a.m.) scheduled for next week on 128th St. at Gibson Rd., on both eastbound and westbound sides of the street.

On 128th St. and 4th Ave., daytime (9 a.m. to 2 p.m.) single-lane closures are scheduled for eastbound traffic next week. Westbound traffic may experience periodic daytime or nighttime closures.

For more information about the areas and stages of station construction, please read “Swift Green Line Station Construction Overview” below.

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

Swift Green Line Construction Area Map

Construction Includes Four Areas, Several Stages

The Swift Green Line will run between the Canyon Park Park & Ride in Bothell and the Seaway Transit Center, which is currently under construction near the Boeing Everett plant.

Swift Green Line buses will serve 34 stations at 16 intersections and two terminals every 10 minutes weekdays, and every 20 minutes nights and weekends.

Community Transit is building the stations in stages: underground utility work, concrete platforms, and finally the station structures.

Construction began in Area 1, the northernmost part of the route, and will generally move east and south, resulting in each station being visited several times in 2018.

Swift 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 a Swift bus.

The Swift Green Line will connect with the Swift Blue Line at Hwy 99 & Airport Rd., establishing Snohomish County’s first high-capacity transit network. The network will eventually include more Swift lines and Link light rail.

The Swift Green Line will begin service in spring 2019.