Swift Network News | Volume 2, Issue 52 | Swift Updates for August 3, 2018

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 Vol. 2, Issue 52

164th & Bothell Everett Highway Project Progress

Sewer work is scheduled to take place next week along 164th Street & Bothell Everett Highway.

128th Street Project
WB 128th right-turn lane

Finishing Touches Remain for 128th Street Project

128th Street is functionally complete with some fencing, railing and roadway smoothing left to finish. One new lane in each direction at the I-5 overpass has helped bus reliability and improved overall traffic.

Thank you, residents, businesses and commuters, for your patience and cooperation during the project!

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

Swift Blue Line News banner
SB 99 at Airport Rd getting painted

Swift Stations Continue to Turn a Brighter Hue of Blue   

The Swift Blue Line stations are getting a facelift this summer with a new coat of high performance paint. Thirteen 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.

Completed and reopened on 8/3:
SB 99/Airport Rd (pictured)
SB 99/148th St. SW

Beginning 8/6:
SB 99/Lincoln Way (Stop #2780))
SB 99/174th St. SW (Stop #2770)

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.

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

Seaway Transit Center
Seaway TC Site Progress as of July 31 2018

Transit Center is Taking Shape

Landscaping, irrigation and finishing work on the mechanical building continues at Seaway Transit Center. Installation of Swift shelters could begin as early as next week.

Beginning Monday, Aug. 6, there will be periodic lane closures along 75th St. These intermittent, 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.

The lane closures will allow crews to install a wireless interconnect system for the area. This system will enable City of Everett traffic engineers to remotely view and control the new traffic signals at the transit center.

The installation for the wireless system should take about three weeks.

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

Swift Green Line Station Construction
164th Street and Bothell Everett Highway Work

Daytime Lane Closures on Bothell-Everett Hwy

Most station construction has taken place along Airport Rd., but now attention turns to Seaway Transit Center and Bothell-Everett Highway starting the week of August 5.

Seaway Transit Center Shelters
Next week, Swift shelters will be installed. These differ slightly from the Swift Stations you are accustomed to seeing along the Swift Blue Line.

Lane Closures
From Aug. 5-10, single lane closures will occur as needed at these locations on the following schedule:

  • Northbound, Bothell-Everett Hwy. and Trillium Blvd.
    Monday day (9 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
    Canopy installation
  • Southbound, Bothell-Everett Hwy. and 164th St. SE
    Sunday-Friday night (8 p.m. to 4 a.m.)
    Sewer relocation
  • Northbound, Bothell-Everett Hwy. and 164th St. SE
    Sunday night (8 p.m. to 4 a.m.)
  • Northbound, Bothell-Everett Hwy. and 180th St. SE
    Monday-Friday day (9 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
  • Southbound, Bothell-Everett Hwy. and 196th St. SE
    Monday day (9 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
  • Southbound, Bothell-Everett Hwy. and 208th St. SE
    Monday-Thursday day (9 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
  • Northbound, Bothell-Everett Hwy. and 208th St. SE
    Monday-Friday night (8 p.m. to 4 a.m.)
    Sawcutting, demolition, drainage

The weekend of August 17 is the next scheduled weekend for installing in-lane bus pads. This may result in single lane closures as needed on northbound 180th, 196th, 208th and Canyon Park.

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

Community Transit Live
June and Martin on Community Transit LIVE

August 15 Broadcast Welcomes Special Guest

Join us on our Facebook page, Wednesday, August 15 at 12 p.m. for Community Transit Live!

In this episode of Community Transit LIVE, June DeVoll and Martin Munguia return to share the latest updates for the Swift Green Line and Swift Blue Line. Ask your questions during the broadcast and we'll answer them live! 

June and Martin will be joined by special guest, Paolo Stracqualursi, a coach operator who has driven Community Transit buses for 14 years. If you're curious to hear about what it's like to #Drive4Us, now's your chance!

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.