Swift Network News | Volume 2, Issue 32 | Construction Update for March 16, 2018

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 Vol. 2, Issue 32

16th Ave and Hwy 527

Construction barrels round the corner onto southbound Bothell-Everett Hwy.

Swift Green Line Station Construction

Station Construction Ready to Head South on Bothell-Everett Hwy.

Bothell-Everett Hwy., Trillium Blvd. to 180th St. (Area 3)

Construction crews are ready to break ground for Swift Green Line stations located in Area 3 of the construction plan. Station pairs are planned on Bothell-Everett Hwy. at Trillium Blvd., 153rd St., 164th St., and 180th St.(see map and related article on reverse side).

Initial work includes saw cutting and general excavation, and will begin early next week at Trillium Blvd. and 153rd St.

The work will be done either during the day between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. or overnight hours between 8 p.m. and 4 a.m.

Several local bus stops will be relocated or closed beginning on Monday, March 19. Visit bit.ly/Mar2018closedstops for details about relocated and closed bus stops.

128th/132nd St. (Area 2)

Station construction along 128th/132nd St. will require periodic single-lane closures next week for both daytime (9 a.m. to 2 p.m.) and overnight work (8 p.m. to 4 a.m.).

A single westbound lane may be closed at the intersections with 3rd Ave. and 16th Ave. One eastbound lane may be closed at 3rd Ave, Elgin Way/Dumas Rd. and 16th Ave.

The local bus stop on westbound 132nd St. and 16th Ave. has been relocated to a position about 270 feet of its original location.

Airport Rd. (Area 1)

In Area 1, construction at the southbound station at Airport Rd. and Kasch Park Rd. needs one more overnight single-lane closure March 18 from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. During this time, the final backfill at this site will be completed.

The northbound station at Airport Rd. and 100th St. is finishing up various electrical work and backfilling. Expect daytime (9 a.m. to 2 p.m.) single-lane closures every day next week.

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

128th Street Project
Empty sign pole at Dennys

New Traffic Signs Coming for Eastbound Lanes

West of I-5

The two far-right eastbound lanes of 128th St. will be closed from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Friday next week while crews install new traffic signage on two masts that stretch over these lanes.

The signage will clarify the configuration of the new lanes for eastbound traffic: a right-turn lane for the southbound I-5 on-ramp and a bus-only lane onto the overpass. The lanes have been open to traffic since January.

The damage done by a car to a nearby signal pole foundation has been determined to be minor, and is not expected to delay the installation of an upgraded signal pole at this location.

Landscaping on the southeast corner of 128th St. and 4th Ave., is nearly complete.

East of I-5

On the east side, utility companies continue their work along a joint utility area in front of the Quality Inn.

Swift Green Line crews are also working nearby, installing a water main that will eventually stretch west to the on-ramp for northbound I-5. 

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

Seaway Transit Center
Reminder stamp

Mechanical Building Framed

Transit Center Site

Framing is nearly complete on the mechanical building that will house the controls for the transit center’s mechanical needs, including data management, security, irrigation and communications.

75th Street

All of the new traffic poles, mast arms and signals are in place along 75th St. The City of Everett is working on programming the traffic signals; single-lane closures in both directions of 75th St. will continue for several weeks.


Police have reported several incidents of cars and cyclists driving dangerously through the work zones near the Seaway Transit Center construction site, particularly on 75th St.

Please slow down in these areas. In addition to construction workers, there are many pedestrians in the area using the local bus stops.

Police will issue tickets for speeding or reckless driving — and in a construction zone, the fine is doubled.

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

Community Transit Live
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Webcast Discusses Construction and Service/Fare Proposals

Thursday’s one-hour webcast of Community Transit Live was viewed by more than 150 people tuning in to hear about Swift Green Line construction and the agency’s newly released proposals for fall 2018 and spring 2019 service expansion and fare change.

If you missed it, you can access a subtitled recording of the webcast at www.communitytransit.org/CTLive.

The next Community Transit Live will take place over the noon hour on Wednesday, March 28. Bring your questions!

View previous webcasts, provide feedback or submit questions 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.