Swift Network News | Volume 2, Issue 35 | Construction Update for April 6, 2018

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 Vol. 2, Issue 35

132nd St and Elgin Way-Dumas Rd

Barrels and fencing mark the construction zone at the site of a future Swift station on westbound 132nd St. and Elgin Way/Dumas Rd.

Swift Green Line Station Construction

Weather Delays Weekend Construction

The forecast of a stormy weekend has postponed plans for weekend-long double-lane closures at multiple station construction sites.

Currently, double-lane closures are now scheduled for 8 p.m. on Friday, April 13 through 4 a.m. on Monday, April 16 at the following station construction sites:

  • Eastbound, 128th St. and 4th Ave. (Area 2)
  • Westbound, Airport Rd. and Gibson Rd. (Area 2)
  • Westbound, 128th St. and 3rd Ave. (Area 2)
  • Southbound, Airport Rd. and Kasch Park Rd. (Area 1)
  • Southbound, Airport Rd. and Hwy. 99 (Area 1)

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 on page 2.

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

One southbound lane of Bothell-Everett Hwy. will be closed from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Trillium Blvd. every day next week while crews complete underground electrical work for the future Swift station.

Stormwater drainage work continues at the site of the northbound Trillium station, with single-lane closures expected on Monday and Tuesday next week from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m.

Construction is scheduled to begin on northbound Bothell-Everett Hwy. at 153rd St. the week of April 16.

128th/132nd St. (Area 2)

Weather delays have disrupted the construction schedule for Area 2, but daytime work (9 a.m. to 2 p.m.) can be expected at westbound 128th St. at 4th Ave. and 3rd Ave.

Airport Rd. (Area 1)

Weather permitting, one lane of northbound Airport Rd. at 100th St. will be closed a few days next week to install a curb and sidewalk at the future station site.

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

Community Transit Live
Martin and Roland

Ask Questions in Person at Mill Creek Open House on April 12

Community Transit staff will answer questions about Swift Green Line construction at a Mill Creek Open House from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 12.

The City of Mill Creek is holding this event to inform residents about several construction projects that will be impacting the community this year, including the Swift Green Line.

The event will take place at Mill Creek City Hall North, Large Community Room, 15720 Main Street in Mill Creek.

More agency staff will be available for questions during the next airing of Community Transit Live, our monthly 30-minute webcast next scheduled on:

  • Tuesday, April 24 at 4 p.m.

If you cannot attend the live webcast, a recording of it will be posted on our website and Facebook. A recording with subtitles is posted within two business days.

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

Seaway Transit Center
Gravel Subbase at Seaway

Paving May Be Delayed Due to Expected Rain

Concrete projects are planned for both the Seaway Transit Center site and along 75th St. next week, but may be delayed if the current forecast for a rainy week proves correct.

Construction crews often decide to postpone paving projects during wet weather to avoid the risk of water affecting the durability and strength of the concrete mix.

Transit Center Site

Compacted gravel is in place and ready to serve as a base for concrete driveways and bus platforms. Weather permitting, concrete pouring will begin next week. Paving the entire site is expected to take at least a month.

Masonry brick for the mechanical building will begin to be installed next week. The entire installation will take several weeks and will bring the exterior nearly to completion.

75th Street

Traffic signal power and data control conductors are now complete. The signals will be activated within 2-3 weeks.

Driveways for businesses on 75th St. east of PUD will be rebuilt beginning next week, if the weather is dry enough to pour concrete.

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

128th Street Project

West Side to Receive Traffic Signs, East Side Will Get a Sidewalk

West of I-5

The poles stretching over eastbound lanes of traffic just before the I-5 overpass are scheduled to receive traffic signs and lighting next week.

The installation will require closing the far-right lane of eastbound traffic from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every day next week. The southbound on-ramp will remain open.

East of I-5

Next week, construction crews will prepare for the installation of a sidewalk along westbound 128th St. from 3rd Ave. to the Shell station. The sidewalk, along with a curb and gutter, is scheduled for installation the following week.

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

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.