Swift Network News | Volume 2, Issue 51 | Swift Updates for July 27, 2018

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 Vol. 2, Issue 51

Swift Blue Line Airport Rd.

Two Swift Blue Line stations on Hwy. 99 will close for about a week on Monday, July 30.

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Repainting Resumes Monday, July 30

The Swift Blue Line stations are getting a facelift this summer with a new coat of high performance paint. Eleven of the 33 stations have been repainted and the next group of 10 are prepped and ready to be painted at a rate of two per week.

Beginning Monday, July 30, the following southbound stations will be closed for about a week:

  • Hwy. 99 at Airport Rd. 
  • Hwy. 99 at 148th St. SW

During painting, the stations will be fenced and enclosed so the work can be done quickly and in an environmentally safe manner. 

To catch a Swift bus at these locations, follow the signs to the nearby local stop -- the Swift bus will stop there. ORCA card readers and ticket vending machines will be unavailable, so please pay your fare when you de-board.

Visit www.communitytransit.org/SwiftPaint for more information and a detailed schedule.

What is the Swift Blue Line?

Swift Blue Line provides 17 miles of bus rapid transit service along the Rucker Ave./Evergreen Way/Highway 99 corridor between Everett and Shoreline, with terminals at Everett Station and Aurora Village Transit Center. The Blue Line has been in operation since 2009.

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

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

Swift Green Line Station Construction
Canopy at EB Gibson

Station Construction Focused on Bothell-Everett Hwy.

Four Stations in Various Stages of Construction

Four stations along the Swift Green Line corridor are scheduled for construction the week of July 30-Aug. 3. Single lane closures will occur as needed on the following schedule:

  • Northbound, Bothell-Everett Hwy. and 164th St.
    Sunday-Monday night (8 p.m. to 4 a.m.)
    Monday-Thursday day (9 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
    Drainage, retaining wall, station platform
  • Northbound, Bothell-Everett Hwy. and 180th St.
    Monday-Friday day (9 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
  • Northbound, Bothell-Everett Hwy. and 196th St.
    Monday-Tuesday day (9 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
  • Southbound, Bothell-Everett Hwy. and 196th St.
    Sunday-Thursday night (8 p.m. to 4 a.m.)
    Friday day (9 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
    Sidewalks, drainage

Four Stations Getting Canopies

After a station's steel frame is installed, crews top it with a white canopy that provides shelter to Swift riders at the station (see photo).

Canopies will be installed at four Green Line stations the week of July 31-Aug. 3:

  • Pair on 132nd St. and 16th Ave. SE 
  • Pair on Bothell-Everett Hwy. and Trillium Blvd.

The canopies take two days to erect, but do not require lane closures.

Seven Local Stops Returned

Seven local bus stops that were closed or temporarily relocated for Swift Green Line station construction have been returned to regular service.

  • Northbound, Airport Rd. and Kasch Park Rd. (Stop #3145)
  • Southbound, Airport Rd. and Kasch Park Rd. (Stop #2913)
  • Southbound, Airport Rd. and 112th St. (Stop #1297)
  • Westbound, Airport Rd. and Hwy. 99 (Stop #810)
  • Eastbound, Airport Rd. and Hwy. 99 (Stop #1301)
  • Eastbound, 128th St. and Gibson Rd. (Stop #168)
  • Westbound, 128th St. and 4th Ave. (Stop #1553)

Thank you for your patience!

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.

Seaway Transit Center
Seaway trenching for irrigation

Center Island Sidewalks Complete; Irrigation Trenching Now Underway

Construction crews have completed installing concrete sidewalks in the middle island of the transit center, and have begun digging trenches for irrigation lines in the island (see photo). 

Irrigation trenching and pipe laying will continue through next week (July 30-Aug. 3).

Although work on the site will continue into the fall, most of the work requiring heavy equipment is complete. Construction crews plan to begin moving equipment off the site next week.

No Lane Closures Expected Until Week of Aug. 6

No lane closures are expected on 75th St. or Seaway Blvd. next week, but the week of Aug. 6 will see the beginning of a 3-week period of short closures on 75th St.

The single-lane closures will span one-quarter to one-half mile in length from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and move east from the Seaway Transit Center construction site to Hardeson Rd.

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

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.