Swift Network News | Issue 29, Vol. 2 | February 26, 2018

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 Vol. 2, Issue 29

Crews work day and night to complete work at each Swift Green Line station site.

Construction crews work day and night to complete work at each station site in as little time as needed, while also accommodating local traffic and community needs.

Screenshot of 128th Street Animation

Permanent Traffic Sign Poles Installed on West Side of I-5

All construction work planned for the next week is dependent on weather conditions and may change.

West of I-5
New traffic sign poles were installed last week on the eastbound lanes of 128th St. just west of I-5.

The sign poles stretch over traffic lanes and create greater visibility for the new Bus Only lane and right-turn lane that were created in recent months. Signs will be installed on the poles soon, as weather permits.

New traffic signals and new road paint will also help to alert drivers to the recent changes on this stretch of road.

East of I-5
On the east side of I-5, work continues on a water sewer main along 128th near the Quality Inns hotel. This work will continue for the next week or two.

Bus Lane traffic flow video

In the weeks since the new eastbound Bus Only lane opened west of I-5, commuters and bus drivers have been adjusting to the change.

Now, an animated video shows how traffic flows on the eastbound lanes, and how traffic patterns will be changed when the westbound lane project is completed this summer.

Check out the animated traffic video, as well as other information on this project online at www.communitytransit.org/128th.

Post work at Seaway Transit Center

Bus Shelter Footings Set to Prepare for Shelter Pads

Concrete footings have been set for several of the bus shelters that will be located at the Seaway Transit Center.

This work is being done in preparation for construction of the shelters later this year, including two Swift stations.

Meanwhile, crews are also preparing to construct the structural frame for the building that will house electrical equipment on site. Framework will start in March.

75th Street
Underground work continues along 75th Street, as well as final installation of street light poles.

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 this week, weather permitting. 

Traffic lanes may be reduced to one lane each direction during this daytime work. Please slow down and be careful when driving through the construction zone.

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

Crews work day and night to complete work at each Swift Green Line station site.

Station Construction Preparing to Move East of I-5

Construction on Swift Green Line Stations continues with work finishing up on stations west of Highway 99.

The only new station location this week is westbound 128th Street at 4th Avenue, by the Acropolis restaurant.

Excavation work will begin on that station early in the week. Meanwhile, the Gibson Road stations and eastbound 128th & 4th will advance to completion within the next week or two.

All of this depends on the weather, as concrete pours are involved in completing these station pads. Concrete cannot be poured during heavy rain or when temperatures are at or below freezing.

Within the next week or two, crews will be moving to the east side of I-5 to begin work on the stations along 128th/132nd. No schedule for that station work is available at this time, but details should be ready in the next issue of Swift Network News.

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

Community Transit Live February 22, 2018

Weather Delays Construction, Watch CT Live

Snowy weather and freezing temperatures the past week shut  down or delayed construction on some parts of the Swift Green Line project.

Get the latest updates by watching the Feb. 22 edition of  Community Transit Live, now available at https://www.communitytransit.org/CTLive.
This latest live webcast was held during the day.

In March, there will be two webcasts:

  • March 15, 6-7 p.m.
  • March 28, 12-1 p.m.

Tune in and bring your questions!

View previous webcasts, provide feedback or submit questions at https://www.communitytransit.org/ctlivereplay

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.