Swift Network News | Volume 2, Issue 37 | Construction Update for April 20, 2018

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 Vol. 2, Issue 37

Work Zone Safety

Please drive carefully in work zones and be aware that
construction schedules are subject to change at any time.

Weekend Lane Closures on Airport Rd. and 128th & 4th

Three stations on the future Swift Green Line will receive in-lane concrete bus pads this weekend. Single-lane closures (with intermittent double-lane closures) can be expected from 8 p.m. on Friday, April 20 to 4 a.m. on Monday, April 23 at these locations:

Area 1

  • Southbound, Airport Rd. and Kasch Park Rd.

Area 2

  • Eastbound, Airport Rd. and Gibson Rd.
  • Eastbound, 128th St. and 4th St.

Double-lane closures are planned at several other sites for the weekend of April 28-29.

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

Crews are planning to pour concrete for the foundation of the station at southbound Bothell-Everett Hwy. at Trillium Blvd on Tuesday, April 24. This work is planned for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will close the right lane of traffic.

Overnight (8 p.m. to 4 a.m.) work is planned for Thursday night, April 26, at both the northbound and southbound Trillium station sites, and for several nights next week at the northbound 153rd St. site.

Work at the southbound 153rd St. station is expected to begin the week of April 30.

128th/132nd St. (Area 2)

Many station sites in Area 2 will receive concrete foundations next week, requiring a single-lane closure from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for 1-2 days, staggered through the week.

  • Eastbound, Airport Rd. and Gibson Rd.
  • Eastbound, 128th St. and Elgin Way/Dumas Rd.
  • Eastbound, 132nd St. and 16th Ave.
  • Westbound, 132nd St. and 16th Ave.
  • Westbound, 128th St. and 3rd Ave.
  • Westbound, 128th St. and 4th Ave.

Airport Rd. (Area 1)

Construction of the steel station frames is scheduled to begin in the next 1-2 weeks in Area 1 with the installation of columns that will support the overhead canopy.

Installing the columns and their electrical wiring should take about two days each, with intermittent single-lane closures. Over the next 2-3 weeks, the columns will be installed at six of the eight Area 1 station sites.

Other work in Area 1 includes the installation of a curb and sidewalk at the southbound Kasch Park Rd. site.

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

Community Transit Live
April 24 at 4pm - Community Transit Live

Next Live Webcast: 4 p.m. on Tuesday, 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 conversation.

2) Visit our Facebook page during the webcast. It’s easy and requires no registration.

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.

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

Seaway Transit Center
Seaway bus lane forms

Transit Center Site is Prepared for Pavement

Transit Center Site

After weeks of preparatory sub-grade work, crews plan to pour concrete over much of the future transit site beginning next week. The entire paving project will take 2-3 weeks, and will fill bus lanes, sidewalks, curbs and platforms.

During the actual pour times, several concrete trucks per hour will be entering and exiting the construction area. Traffic control assistance will be implemented at the 75th St. entrance if needed.

75th Street

Periodic single-lane closures in both directions of 75th St. will continue next week to install a wireless traffic control system and emergency vehicle detection devices.

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

128th Street Project

Sidewalk, Curb Work Continues Near Northbound I-5 On-Ramp

West of I-5

The installation of traffic signs and lighting for eastbound lanes of 128th St. has been delayed as crews wait for parts to be delivered. As soon as the parts are received, the signs and lighting will be installed and road paint refreshed.

The installation will require closing the far-right lane of eastbound traffic from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. over several days. The southbound on-ramp will remain open.

It is possible that this work will occur without advanced notice. Swift Network News will publish updates every week.

East of I-5

On the east side of I-5, crews continue to install a sidewalk, curb and gutter along westbound 128th St. from 3rd Ave. to the Shell station.

Stormwater pipes, soil and plants are being installed in the rain garden on the northwest corner of 128th St. and 3rd Ave. Once completed, the rain garden will receive stormwater runoff from the road and filter pollutants from it as it seeps into the earth.

Next week, crews will begin several weeks of electrical work for traffic signals and lighting near the northbound I-5 on-ramp.

Information about the 128th Street project, including an animated video demonstrating traffic flow, 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.