Swift Network News | Volume 2, Issue 30 | Construction Update for March 2, 2018

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 Vol. 2, Issue 30

Catch basin structure on 128th St.

A catch basin structure being set into the ground along 128th St.

128th Street Project

East Side Catch Basins Installed; West Side is Nearly Complete

East of I-5

Drainage work continues to be the focus of construction on 128th St. east side of I-5. Several catch basins are being installed along the north side of the road between I-5 and 3rd Ave SE.

West of I-5

Construction on the west side of I-5 is nearly complete. When weather permits, new traffic signs will be added to the poles that were installed last week and the road will be re-striped; both will increase visibility for the new traffic lane configuration.

Landscaping in this area will be completed in the spring.

Information about the 128th Street project, including an animated video demonstrating traffic flow, is online at www.communitytransit.org/128th. 

Seaway Transit Center
Traffic Light Pole Foundation

Coming Soon: Traffic Light Poles and Mechanical Building

75th Street

Construction crews are finishing the foundations of three new traffic light poles along the north side of 75th St. If weather permits, the poles will be in place sometime next week. Crews plan to activate the traffic lights in June.

Transit Center Site

On the site of the future transit center, the mechanical building will begin to visually take shape as beams, columns and framing are placed in the coming weeks.

Trenching for utility conduits and prepping for springtime concrete pours will continue for a few more weeks. 

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

Swift Green Line Station Construction

Station Construction Begins East of I-5

128th/132nd St. (Area 2)

Excavation for a retaining wall began this week at the site of a future Swift Green Line station located on westbound 128th St. and 3rd Ave.

This marks the first station construction activity east of I-5, a milestone in the overall station construction project.

Other construction in this area is part of the 128th St. widening project (see front page), not station construction.

Airport Rd. (Area 1)

The only station in Area 1 that is still under the first stage of construction is the southbound station of Airport Rd. and Kasch Park Rd. Daytime work will continue at this location for 1-2 weeks.

Read the article below to learn more about the areas and stages of the plan for constructing the stations along the Swift Green Line route. 

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

Community Transit Live
CT Live

Get Updates, Answer Questions

Community Transit Live will be on twice this month, with one-hour webcasts providing real-time information about Swift Green Line construction and the agency’s newly released service proposals for Fall 2018 and Spring 2019.

Join us on either of these dates:

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

More details and recordings of previous webcasts are available at www.communitytransit.org/ctlive.

Swift Green Line Station Construction
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.