Swift Network News | Volume 2, Issue 39 | Construction Update for May the Fourth, 2018

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 Vol. 2, Issue 39, May the Fourth 2018

112th St Station 20180504

Steel frames have been installed at several stations in Area 1, including this one at southbound Airport Rd. and 112th St., near Paine Field. 

May 4 Stations

Steel Frames Installed at Area 1 Stations

Weekend Lane Closures

Weekend work at these locations will close one far-right lane (and occasionally two) from 8 p.m. on May 4 to 4 a.m. on May 7:

  • Westbound, 128th St. and 4th Ave. 
  • Eastbound, 132nd St. and Elgin Way/Dumas Rd.
  • Eastbound, 132nd St. and 16th Ave.
  • Southbound, Bothell-Everett Hwy. and Trillium Blvd.

Airport Rd. (Area 1)

Several stations in Area 1 have already received steel frames for the future Swift stations. During the week of May 7-11, the following sites are scheduled to have frames installed, which may require occasionally closing a single far-right lane:

  • Northbound, Airport Rd. and Kasch Park Rd.
  • Southbound, Airport Rd. and 110th St.
  • Southbound, Airport Rd. and Hwy. 99

128th/132nd St. (Area 2)

Area 2 is scheduled to be quiet next week, with the exception of work planned at the westbound, 128th St. and 4th Ave. station site. Nighttime work (8 p.m. to 4 a.m.) grading is planned to prepare for daytime (9 a.m. to 2 p.m.) concrete pouring. The far-right lane will be closed during these times.

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

Three stations in Area 3 are scheduled for construction work next week:

  • Southbound, Bothell-Everett Hwy. and Trillium Blvd
    Daytime (9 a.m. to 2 p.m.) work will include pouring concrete for the sidewalk, curb and station platform. This may require one night (8 p.m. to 4 a.m.) of grading preparation.
  • Southbound, Bothell-Everett Hwy. and 153rd St.
    Nighttime (8 p.m. to 4 a.m.) work is scheduled midweek on the site's drainage and stormwater systems.
  • Southbound, Bothell-Everett Hwy. and 180th St.
    Construction at this station site gets underway next week with both daytime (9 a.m. to 2 p.m.) and nighttime (8 p.m. to 4 a.m.) scheduled throughout the week.

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

Swift Network News provides the most up-to-date construction information available at publication, but schedules are subject to change at any time. For more information about construction areas, including a map, see the related article below.

May 4 Blue Line

Blue Line Stations to be Repainted

The Swift Blue Line provides bus rapid transit service on Highway 99, serving 29 stations between its terminals at Everett Station and Aurora Village Transit Center. The Blue Line has been in operation since 2009.

Swift Blue Line Stations to be Repainted

The Swift Blue Line stations are ready for a fresh coat of paint!

This spring and summer all 33 Swift Blue Line stations will be repainted. 

It will take about a week for each station to be repainted. During that time, the station will be closed off so the work can be done quickly and in an environmentally safe manner.

Repainting is expected to begin later this month and continue through the end of summer.

Upgraded Ticket Machine Installations Resume

Community Transit has resumed the installation of upgraded ticket vending machines along Swift Blue Line.

Upgraded machines have been installed at all southbound stations, both terminals, and the northbound 238th St. and Gateway/216th St. stations.

When installations resume next week, crews will work their way northward, upgrading machines at the remaining northbound stations. 

The upgrade project is expected to take a few more weeks.

Video instructions for using the new machines are available at www.communitytransit.org/SwiftTickets.

More information about Swift Blue Line is online at www.communitytransit.org/SwiftBlue.

May 4 Seaway
Seaway concrete with site overlay

First Week of Concrete Pouring Brings Bus Lanes to Life

Transit Center Site

Drier weather this week allowed crews to begin pouring what will eventually total nearly 2 acres of concrete on the site of the future transit center. Large portions of the bus lanes were poured; it's easy now to imagine buses pulling in from the driveway.

More concrete will be poured during the next 2-3 weeks (weather permitting) to complete the bus lanes, curbs and bus platforms.

Seaway Blvd.

One northbound lane of Seaway Blvd. will close as needed for the next 2-3 weeks as crews construct a bus pullout on Seaway. Most lane closures will occur during daytime hours, but a few overnight closures are possible.

75th Street

One eastbound lane of 75th St. may be closed May 5 while PUD performs work in preparation for new power to the transit center site and local businesses.

Other lane closures, with flaggers, will continue as needed on 75th St. throughout the month of May.

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

May 4 128th

Sidewalks and Curbs and Driveways, Oh My!

This week's drier weather also had concrete flowing into new sidewalks and curbs on 128th St. near the northbound I-5 on-ramp.

Concrete pouring will continue next week to complete the western Quality Inn/Shell station driveway. The driveway will be closed May 7-11, as weather permits.

Next week, crews will continue to do demolition and temporary signal work from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. near the southbound I-5 on-ramp.

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

May 4 CTLive
CTLive 20180425

Next Webcast: May 29 at 4 p.m.

With the weather warming up, Swift Green Line construction activity is moving quickly, so there is a lot to keep up with! 

Join us for 30 minutes on May 29 at 4 p.m. to receive the very latest updates on the Swift Green Line construction projects and to ask questions directly from Community Transit staff.

If you can't attend the live webcast, be sure view the recording, which will be posted to our Facebook page and website (with subtitles!) within 48 hours.

Community Transit Live is your opportunity to connect with us wherever you are, in real time. Bring your questions and join us on May 29!

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

May 4 info
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.