Swift Network News | Volume 2, Issue 34 | Construction Update for March 30, 2018

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 Vol. 2, Issue 34

Hwy 527 and Trillium Blvd

Station construction has reached as far south as Trillium Blvd on Hwy. 527.

Swift Green Line Station Construction

Crews Actively Working in 3 of 4 Construction Areas

Swift Network News provides the most up-to-date construction information available at publication, but construction schedules are subject to change at any time.

For more information about construction areas, including a map, see the related article below.

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

Nighttime stormwater drainage construction work is planned at the site of the future Swift Green Line station on northbound Bothell-Everett Hwy. at Trillium Blvd. The work will take place from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on different days next week. One right-hand lane  of traffic will be closed as needed.

Construction at the northbound and southbound stations on Bothell-Everett Hwy. and 153rd St. is expected to resume in a few weeks.

128th/132nd St. (Area 2)

Daytime and nighttime work is scheduled next week at almost all sites of future stations in construction Area 2. These include sites located along 128th/132nd St. at Gibson Rd., 4th Ave., 3rd Ave., Elgin Way/Dumas Rd. and 16th Ave.

Daytime work hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and nighttime work hours are 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. Most work requires periodic single-lane closures of traffic during these hours.

Note: The following stations in Area 2 are scheduled for double lane closures from 8 p.m. on Friday, April 6 to 4 a.m. on Monday, April 8 while crews work in the lane of traffic:

  • Eastbound, 128th St. and 4th Ave.
  • Westbound, Airport Rd. and Gibson Rd.
  • Westbound, 128th St. and 3rd Ave.

Airport Rd. (Area 1)

Northbound Airport Rd. at 100th St. will be busy next week with scheduled work on the curb, sidewalk and platform.

Note: The following stations in Area 1 are scheduled for double lane closures from 8 p.m. on Friday, April 6 to 4 a.m. on Monday, April 8 while crews work in the lane of traffic:

  • Southbound, Airport Rd. and Kasch Park Rd.
  • Southbound, Airport Rd. and Hwy. 99

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

128th Street Project
128th St Businesses

Brief, Intermittent Water Shutdowns Expected

West of I-5

The installation of traffic signs and lighting on the eastbound lanes just before the overpass has been rescheduled for the second week of April.

East of I-5

On the east side of I-5, construction crews will be working at night next week to install piping and catch basins along the north side of 128th St., primarily between the Shell station and the on-ramp to northbound I-5.

Daytime work next week will include the installation and testing of a water main. The work will focus on the north side of 128th St., in front of the Quality Inn and the Shell station. Brief shutdowns in water service is expected for these businesses, as well as for the 76 station across the street. All businesses will remain open.

Overnight signal work is tentatively scheduled next week at 128th and I-5 from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m.

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

Seaway Transit Center
Seaway Mechanical Building

Mechanical Building Exterior Progressed Toward Completion

Transit Center Site

The mechanical building that will house controls for Seaway Transit Center’s mechanical needs is taking shape quickly — the exterior now has roof rafters and wall sheathing. Masonry brick for the final exterior is scheduled to be installed in two weeks.

Last week’s visual inspection of pre-existing storm pipes revealed a few areas in need of repair or cleaning. That work was done and a re-inspection revealed no problems.

In the future bus zones of the 3-acre site, crews continue to add and compact gravel as a base for concrete platforms.

75th Street

Conductors for the traffic signal power and data control are being installed over the next several weeks, but no impact to traffic flow is expected during this time. 

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

Community Transit Live
Martin and Roland

Audience for Construction Update Webcast Continues to Grow

On Wednesday, March 28, a special one-hour edition of Community Transit Live took place at noon and was attended by more registered viewers than ever.

Live viewers asked questions about Swift Green Line construction and got answers in real time. More than 800 more have since viewed the recording on the agency’s website or Facebook page.

The next live webcast will take place in April. Swift Network News will publish the date as soon as it is available.

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

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.