Swift Network News | Volume 2, Issue 47 | Swift Updates for June 29, 2018

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 Vol. 2, Issue 47

New Signals at Seaway Transit Center

New traffic signals monitor traffic on 75th St., at the driveways of PUD and the future Seaway Transit Center.

Seaway Transit Center

New Traffic Signals on 75th St.

75th Street

The traffic signals on 75th St. at the driveways of PUD and Seaway Transit Center have been successfully installed. The City of Everett is monitoring the intersection closely and, if necessary, will adjust the signals to ensure smooth traffic flow.

The work to be done along 75th St. will continue for about two more months, with crews narrowing traffic to one lane in each direction as needed to remove temporary electrical poles, pour concrete curbs and sidewalks, and complete landscaping.

75th St. & Seaway Blvd. Crosswalk and Bus Stop Closed

Sidewalk construction on the northern boundary of the Seaway Transit Center site requires closing the following locations until the end of the day on Friday, July 6:

  • Crosswalk over 75th St. at Seaway Blvd.
  • Local bus stop on eastbound 75th St. just east of Seaway Blvd.

Riders of Everett Transit Route 8 and Community Transit Route 105 are advised to deboard their bus at the next stop just past 16th Ave. W. (about 1,350 feet away).

Transit Center Site

On site, all concrete bus driveways and paths have been completed. Concrete crews are now focused on completing the pedestrian platforms and walkways around the perimeter of the 3-acre site, and expect to be finished with most concrete work by the end of July.

Seaway Blvd.

There are no scheduled lane closures along Seaway Blvd. at this time. Later this summer, brief lane closures will be required to install traffic signal loops, re-stripe the pavement, and complete landscaping.

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

Swift Blue Line News banner
Swift training station during and after painting

Next Two Stations Will Close for Painting on July 5

The existing Swift Blue Line stations are being repainted for the first time since they were installed in 2009. Each station will be closed off for about a week while crews refresh everything with a specially formulated high-performance paint.

These stations are currently closed for painting and are scheduled to re-open by the end of the day on Tuesday, July 3:

  • Southbound, Evergreen Way and 50th St.
  • Northbound, Rucker Ave. and 40th St.

On Thursday, July 5, the following stations will close for painting through July 12:

  • Southbound, Evergreen Way and Casino Rd.
  • Southbound, SR99 and 112th St.

More information about the painting project, including a schedule, can be found at www.communitytransit.org/swiftpaint

What is the Swift Blue Line?

Swift Blue Line provides bus rapid transit service along Hwy. 99, serving 29 stations between its terminals at Everett Station and Aurora Village Transit Center.

Swift Blue Line and Swift Green Line will intersect at Hwy. 99 and Airport Rd.

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

128th Street Project

Almost There!

East of I-5

Construction of the new bus lane on westbound 128th St. near the I-5 overpass is nearly complete.

Weather permitting, concrete crews will rebuild the sidewalk in the westbound bus pullout area on Monday, July 2. For the rest of the week (excluding the July 4 holiday), daytime crews will install permanent traffic signage in the area. None of this work is expected to require lane closures.

Night work (10 p.m. to 3 a.m.) is required to switch on the new traffic signals and remove the temporary ones. This will be done in one or two nights over the next two weeks; a uniformed police officer will direct traffic during the signal switch.

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

Swift Green Line Station Construction
Northbound Bothell-Everett Hwy and 164th St

Station Construction Light During Holiday Week

Northbound, Bothell-Everett Hwy. and 164th St.

The station site at northbound Bothell-Everett Hwy. and 164th St. is the only one on the highway scheduled for work the week of July 2. 

On Saturday, June 30, crews will work day and night on a retaining wall along the northbound right-turn lane of Bothell-Everett Hwy.

On July 2-6 (except the July 4 holiday) crews will install electrical boxes and conduits for the traffic signals at the intersection of the highway and 164th St.

Eastbound, 132nd St. and Elgin Way/Dumas Rd.

Minor asphalt work is scheduled at the station site on eastbound 132nd St. and Elgin Way/Dumas Rd. on Monday, July 2. This work may require periodic closures of the right-hand lane between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Looking Ahead

The week of July 9-13 will be a busy one, with crews pouring concrete at several station sites along Bothell-Everett Hwy., working at different sites on different days -- depending on weather, of course.

Another round of weekend in-lane bus pad installations is being planned for late July.

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

Community Transit Live
Martin interviews Treva, training manager, during Community Transit Live on June 26, 2018

Construction Updates and Bus Driver Info

Last week's Community Transit Live featured special guest Treva Kosloski from the agency's Training department. Kosloski talked with the hosts about becoming a bus driver, including the application process and the 10-week paid training program.

You can view the webcast on Facebook or on our website. Information about becoming a bus driver is available at www.communitytransit.org/drive4us

The next Community Transit Live is scheduled for noon on Monday, July 16.

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

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.