Swift Network News | Volume 2, Issue 36 | Construction Update for April 16, 2018

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Swift Network News Masthead

 Vol. 2, Issue 36

153rd St NB computer image

An artist's depiction of what the Swift Green Line station on northbound Bothell-Everett Hwy. and 153rd St. SE will look like when complete.

Swift Green Line Station Construction

Construction Moves to 153rd St. SE

The weekend construction work that was scheduled for April 13-16 was postponed due to inclement weather. The April 20 edition of Swift Network News will have updated information.

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

Construction crews continue to move south down Bothell-Everett Hwy. Construction is underway this week at 153rd St. SE.

A single northbound lane will be closed from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. most nights this week and next week as construction crews begin stormwater and drainage work at the future Swift Green Line station.

128th/132nd St. (Area 2)

Several stations in Area 2, from Gibson Rd. to 16th Ave., will experience periodic single-lane closures as crews pour concrete for station footings, curbs and sidewalks. The closures will only occur between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

The only nighttime work (8 p.m. to 4 a.m.) in Area 2 is scheduled for Wednesday night at eastbound 128th St. and Dumas Rd.

Airport Rd. (Area 1)

Stations in Area 1 are entering the next phase of construction as crews return to these sites to begin to install the actual station structures. Periodic daytime (9 a.m. to 2 p.m.) or nighttime (8 p.m. to 4 a.m.) single-lane closures can be expected while crews erect the pillars for the station canopy.

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

Seaway Transit Center
Seaway masonry

Paving Work Will Need a Concrete Truck Every 10-15 Minutes

Transit Center Site

Masonry brick is beginning to cover the site’s future mechanical building with an attractive exterior. The entire installation is expected to take a few weeks.

Later this week, crews will pour concrete for the future transit center’s driveways and bus platforms. Paving the entire site will take several weeks, and will sometimes require a concrete truck every 10-15 minutes!

75th Street

Crews are installing wireless internet and emergency vehicle detection devices on the new traffic signals this week. The work requires periodic single-lane closures on both directions of 75th St. between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

When the weather is dry, crews will begin pouring concrete to rebuild driveways for businesses on 75th St. east of PUD.

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

Community Transit Live
Community Transit Live

Webcast Returns at 4 p.m. April 24

Community Transit Live returns to a 30-minute length for its next live webcast, focusing once again on Swift Green Line construction updates. Tune in on Tuesday, April 24 at 4 p.m.

Agency staff will provide construction updates and answer any questions regarding the Swift Green Line.

There are two ways to participate in Community Transit Live:

1) Register at www.crowdcast.io/e/CTLiveApr24/register. Registration requires only an email address (don’t worry, we won’t share it) and allows you to view the visuals that accompany the broadcast.

2) Visit our Facebook page during the webcast. It’s easy and requires no registration, but you will not be able to see the visuals that accompany the conversation.

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

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

128th Street Project

West Side Traffic Signs Delayed, East Side Sidewalk Progresses

West of I-5

The installation of traffic signs and lighting over the eastbound lanes has been delayed for an unspecified length of time.

East of I-5

Construction will continue as weather permits on a sidewalk, curb and gutter along westbound 128th St. from 3rd Ave. to the Shell station. The west driveway of Quality Inn & Suites will be closed so crews can access the area.

Restoration of the rain garden on the northwest corner of 128th St. and 3rd Ave. continues this week as crews add soil to support the native growth.

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.