Swift Network News | Volume 2, Issue 42 | Construction Update for May 25, 2018

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 Vol. 2, Issue 42

Bothell Everett Hwy at Mill Creek Rd

The right turn lane from northbound Bothell-Everett Hwy. onto Mill Creek Rd. will be extended from 150 feet to 800 feet.

Swift Green Line Station Construction

Lane Widening Begins on Bothell-Everett Hwy.

One of several road improvement projects related to Swift Green Line station construction is in its initial stages on Bothell-Everett Hwy.

The right-turn lane onto Mill Creek Rd. from northbound Bothell-Everett Hwy. will be lengthened from 150 feet to 800 feet, with new curbs and sidewalks. The initial work requires extensive storm drain improvements, so the entire project is expected to take several weeks.

When complete, general traffic will be required to turn right from this lane onto Mill Creek Rd., but buses will be allowed to proceed northbound.

All construction crews will be off on Memorial Day and will resume work on Tuesday, May 29.

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

Three stations in Area 3 are scheduled for work next week. One lane of traffic will be closed during active construction at these locations:

  • Northbound, Bothell-Everett Hwy. and 164th St. 
    Daytime (9 a.m. to 2 p.m.) and nighttime (8 p.m. to 4 a.m.)
    Concrete foundation, excavation, demolition and storm drain
  • Northbound, Bothell-Everett Hwy. and 153rd St.
    Daytime (9 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
    Electrical conduits
  • Southbound, Bothell-Everett Hwy. and 153rd St.
    Daytime (9 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
    Electrical conduits

128th/132nd St. (Area 2)

Two stations in Area 2 are scheduled for construction work next week. One lane of traffic will be closed during active construction at these locations:

  • Eastbound, 132nd St. and Elgin Way/Dumas Rd.
    Daytime (9 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
    Electrical conduits and concrete platform
  • Eastbound, 132nd St. and 16th Ave.
    Daytime (9 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
    Concrete platform

Airport Rd. (Area 1) 

Area 1 is expected to have very little construction activity in the coming weeks, as most sites have received the steel frame for the future Swift station. Any work in the area next week will be brief and will not impact traffic.

Information about 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. 

Community Transit Live

Next Webcast to Feature Special Guest

Join us on Tuesday at 4 p.m.

Matt Coomes, RideStore supervisor, will join Community Transit Live to give viewers a glimpse of the agency's customer experience operations and to answer questions -- live from the RideStore!

Join us on Tuesday, May 29 at 4 p.m. for a 30-minute update 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.

Seaway Transit Center
Swift bus pads at Seaway Transit Center

Concrete bus pads installed on Seaway Blvd.

Construction crews closed one northbound lane of Seaway Blvd. for a few days this week to pour the concrete bus pullout pad for future bus services.

After the Memorial Day holiday, crews will perform quality tests on the concrete that has already been poured and finish masonry, roofing work and interior finishes for the mechanical building.

Lane Closures on Seaway Blvd. and 75th St. 
May 29-June 1

Seaway Blvd. will have one northbound lane closed for continued work in the bus pullout area. The closure will occur Tuesday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

On 75th St., continued work on the traffic signal controls will narrow traffic to one lane in each direction, Tuesday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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

128th Street Project

Concrete, Electrical Work Continues on East Side of I-5

Crews will not work during the Memorial Day holiday, but will return on Tuesday to continue working along westbound 128th St. from 3rd Ave. to the northbound I-5 on-ramp.

Concrete work will continue in the driveways, sidewalks and gutters near Quality Inn and the Shell gas station. 

Electrical work on the signals near the I-5 on-ramp will continue even as demolition begins on the concrete island at the intersection. Some of this work will take place at night, with no lane closures anticipated.

Pedestrian access and on-ramp access will remain open at all times.

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

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Swift Training Station Repainting

Station Painting to Begin June 4

Beginning June 4, painting crews will close two stations at a time to repaint them with a specially formulated high-performance paint. 

While painting, the entire station will be enclosed so the work can be done quickly and in an environmentally safe manner. The photo at right shows the Swift training station enclosed during the painting process.

Pedestrians will able to access the sidewalk on the street side of the station, and Swift buses will pick up and drop off passengers at the nearest local bus stop. 

ORCA readers and ticket vending machines will not be operable at a closed station; riders are expected to pay their fare when they get off of the Swift bus.

Notice will be posted at each station a week before it closes and will include directions to the nearest local stop.

Ticket Machine Upgrades to be Completed Next Week

Maintenance crews have spent the last several weeks upgrading the ticket vending machines at each Swift Blue Line station. 

The upgrade allows for multiple tickets to be purchased at once, but the transaction is a little different than it was on the old machines. A video explaining the new process takes you through it step by step. 

The upgrades should be complete next week.

What is the Swift Blue Line?

Click here to see how the Swift Blue Line and the Swift Green Line will connect.

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.

Information about Swift Blue Line is online at www.communitytransit.org/swiftblue.

Swift Green Line 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.