Swift Network News | Volume 2, Issue 48 | Swift Updates for July 6, 2018

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 Vol. 2, Issue 48

Hwy 527 and 208th St

The southbound station site at Thrasher's Corner (Bothell-Everett Hwy. and 180th St.) is prepared for several nights of electrical work.

Swift Green Line Station Construction

Station Construction Begins in Final Area of Swift Green Line Route

Bothell-Everett Hwy., 196th St. to Canyon Park Park & Ride (Area 4)

Construction has begun in the fourth and final area of the Swift Green Line construction plan (see article below for detailed information about the plan).

Electrical crews will perform nighttime work (8 p.m. to 4 a.m.) at the station site on southbound Bothell-Everett Hwy. at 180th St. next week, from Monday through Thursday. One southbound lane will be closed during this time.

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

Four station sites in Area 3 will require a single lane closure as needed July 8-13 during the following times:

  • Southbound, Bothell-Everett Hwy. and Trillium Blvd.
    Sunday night (8 p.m. to 4 a.m.)
    Monday-Tuesday day (9 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
    Grade, rebar, pour concrete platform
  • Southbound, Bothell-Everett Hwy. and 153rd St.
    Sunday-Monday night (8 p.m. to 4 a.m.)
    Tuesday-Thursday day (9 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
    Grade, rebar, pour concrete platform
  • Northbound, Bothell-Everett Hwy. and 164th St.
    Sunday-Thursday night (8 p.m. to 4 a.m.)
    Monday-Friday day (9 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
    Backfill, excavate, pour concrete retaining wall
  • Southbound, Bothell-Everett Hwy. and 180th St.
    Monday-Wednesday day (9 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
    Electrical work, form and pour foundation

128th/132nd St. (Area 2)

In coordination with WSDOT's SR 96 paving project, three station sites on 128th/132nd St. (SR 96) are scheduled for brief work next week, July 9-13. 

  • Eastbound, 128th St. and 4th Ave.
    Monday-Tuesday day (9 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
    Canopy installation. No lane closure required.
  • Westbound, 128th St. and 4th Ave.
    Monday-Tuesday day (9 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
    Canopy installation. No lane closure required.
  • Westbound, 132nd St. and Elgin Way/Dumas Rd.
    Wednesday day (9 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
    Pour concrete platform. One westbound lane closed.

Airport Rd. (Area 1)

Canopies are being installed at a few station sites in Area 1 during the week of July 9-13. No lane closures are anticipated while this work is being done.

  • Northbound, Airport Rd. and Hwy. 99
    Monday-Tuesday day (9 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
    Electrical work for canopy.
  • Northbound, Airport Rd. and Gibson Rd.
    Friday day (9 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
    Canopy installation.
  • Southbound, Airport Rd. and Gibson Rd.
    Wednesday-Friday day (9 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
    Canopy installation.

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 the time of publication, but schedules are subject to change at any time.

128th Street Project
128th new lane

No Further Lane Closures Expected

Crews are nearly finished widening 128th St. near the I-5 overpass, but there is still work to do: install fencing and signage, paint the new lane, and landscape the roadside.

More good news: None of this work is expected to require closing existing lanes of traffic. 

(Note: WSDOT plans to pave the northbound I-5 on-ramp on Sunday July 8, and will close one lane from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. This is part of its extensive paving project on 128th St.)

New Traffic Signal

The new traffic signal at the on-ramp to northbound I-5 will be switched on at 5 a.m. Tuesday, July 10. The switch should take only a few minutes; a uniformed police officer will be on-site to direct traffic if needed.

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

Swift Blue Line News banner
Casino Rd Swift Station Prepped for Painting

Southbound Casino Rd. and 112th St. Stations Closed for Painting

Swift Blue Line stations are getting a makeover with specially formulated high-performance paint designed to last 15 years.

The stations take about a week to paint, and are being painted two at a time. The following stations are currently closed and are expected to re-open on Thursday, July 12:

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

These stations are scheduled to close for painting July 13-19:

  • Southbound, Evergreen Way and Pecks Dr.
  • Southbound, Evergreen Way and 4th Ave. W.

If your Swift station is closed for painting, simply follow the directions to board the bus at the nearby local bus stop, then pay your fare when you de-board.

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

What is Swift Blue Line?

Swift Blue Line provides 17 miles of bus rapid transit service along Rucker Ave./Evergreen Way/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., establishing Snohomish County's first high-capacity transit network. The network will eventually include more Swift lines and Link light rail.

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

Seaway Transit Center
Seaway Landscaping Prep July 2018

Landscaping Coming to 75th St. and Seaway Transit Center

75th Street: Irrigation and Landscaping

The 75th St. intersection with PUD and the Seaway Transit Center driveways is complete and functional, so construction focus has shifted to work on the side of the road.

One eastbound lane of 75th St. will continue to close as needed from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. as crews perform work to remove temporary electrical poles, repair old curbs and sidewalks, and install new irrigation and landscaping. This work is expected to last until mid-August.

Transit Center Site: Walkways and Landscaping

Concrete crews continue to pour pedestrian platforms and walkways around the perimeter of the site, and expect that work to be finished by the end of July.

Landscaping crews are also on-site, prepping soil for beautiful native landscaping. Dozens of trees, hundreds of shrubs, and thousands of groundcover plants will be planted throughout the transit center, covering a full acre.

The building that houses the mechanical functions of the transit center -- including electrical and communications systems and plumbing and irrigation controls -- is expected to be completed in August. Crews continue to work on the finishes of the building, including masonry coatings, door paint, interior tile, plumbing fixtures, roof trim and flashing, and electrical finishes.

Crosswalk and Bus Stop Open on Monday, July 9

The crosswalk over 75th St. at Seaway Blvd. and the local bus stop on eastbound 75th St. just east of Seaway will be open on Monday morning.

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

Community Transit Live

Next Live Webcast: July 16

It's construction season in the Pacific Northwest, and our crews are busier than ever!

Keep up with the very latest Swift construction news -- from the progression of the incoming Green Line to the Blue Line's repainting project, get your questions answered in real time by agency staff in our monthly Community Transit Live webcast.

The next webcast is scheduled for noon on Monday, July 16.

If you can't attend the live webcast be sure to 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 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.