Swift Network News | Volume 2, Issue 54 | Swift Updates for August 17, 2018

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 Vol. 2, Issue 54

NB Bothell-Everett Hwy. at 208th

Three sites along northbound Bothell-Everett Hwy. are scheduled for in-lane bus pad installation this weekend, requiring single-lane and occasional double-lane closures.

Swift Green Line Station Construction

Weekend Lane Closures Planned on Bothell-Everett Hwy.

Lane Closures at Three Sites on Bothell-Everett Hwy. this Weekend

This weekend, three future Swift Green Line stations will receive concrete pads in the traffic lane where Swift buses will stop for passengers. The concrete is designed to better withstand frequent Swift service and reduce the need for costly maintenance in the future.

The following station sites on Bothell-Everett Hwy. will experience single-lane closures (with periodic double-lane closures) from 8 p.m. on Friday, August 17 to noon on Sunday, August 19:

  • NB Bothell-Everett Hwy. and 208th St. SE (pictured)
  • NB Bothell-Everett Hwy. and 196th St. SE
  • NB Bothell-Everett Hwy. and 180th St. SE

These sites may also have intermittent single-lane closures on Monday, Aug. 20 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. while crews work on curbs and sidewalks.

Construction Continues in Various Locations Along Route

Many sites along the route of the future Swift Green Line are scheduled for construction next week, from station frame installation at Seaway Transit Center to initial excavation at Canyon Park Park & Ride.

Four future stations will receive steel frames next week: two at the future Seaway Transit Center and the station pair on both sides of Airport Rd. at Hwy. 99.

Other work is scheduled Aug. 19-24 as follows, with periodic single-lane closures occurring as needed:

  • NB Bothell-Everett Hwy. and 153rd St. SE
    Sunday night (8 p.m. to 4 a.m.)
    Curbs, sidewalks
  • SB Bothell-Everett Hwy. and 164th St. SE
    Sunday-Tuesday night (8 p.m. to 4 a.m.)
  • NB Bothell-Everett Hwy. and 164th St. SE
    Sunday night (8 p.m.) through Tuesday morning (4 a.m.)
    Curbs, sidewalks, traffic islands
  • NB Bothell-Everett Hwy. and 220th St. SE
    Monday-Friday day (9 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
    Foundation, retaining wall
  • Canyon Park Park and Ride
    Wednesday-Thursday night (8 p.m. to 4 a.m.)

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.

Swift Blue Line News banner
204th St temporary stop

Repainting Project Reaches Aurora Village

Swift stations along the Blue Line are being repainted this summer with a new coat of high-performance paint. The project began at the northern terminal in Everett in June and will continue at its southern terminal in Aurora Village next week.

Reopen on Aug. 17

  • SB Hwy. 99 and 196th St. SW
  • SB Hwy. 99 and 238th St. SW

Closed Aug. 20-24

  • SB Hwy. 99 and 204th St. SW
    Catch the bus at the marked temporary stop just south of the station (see photo).
  • Aurora Village Transit Center

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

Pay Fare at Destination

ORCA card readers and ticket vending machines will be unavailable at closed stations, so please pay your fare when you de-board.

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

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

Seaway Transit Center
Swift station beginning installation at Seaway

Swift Station Installation Begins

Crews began installing one of two Swift stations at the future Seaway Transit Center this week (pictured). Installation of the second station will begin next week. 

Other work on-site includes irrigation, lighting, fencing and landscaping, with no road closures planned for several weeks.

Wireless Traffic Monitor Installed

The installation of a wireless traffic monitoring system has been completed along 75th St. and on Hardeson Rd. from Merrill Creek Pkwy. to Casino Rd. The system will allow for real-time traffic monitoring and adjustments, and is expected to be operational in about a month.

Transit Center to Open in Spring

The Seaway Transit Center will be completed this fall and open next spring with the launch of the Swift Green Line. In between, the facility will be tested and used for training exercises.

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

Community Transit Live
Martin interviews coach operator Paolo on CommunityTransit LIVE August 16 2018

Webcast Features Popular Bus Driver

Fan favorite Paolo S. was the featured guest on last week's Community Transit Live webcast. Paolo answered questions about what it's like to be a bus driver, and Martin and June provided current Swift updates.

If you missed the live cast, you can watch a replay on our Facebook page or our website

September Webcasts Preview Service, Fare Changes

Two webcasts are scheduled in September, covering the fall changes to service and bus fares as well as Swift updates.

  • Wednesday, September 5: Noon-12:45 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 18: Noon-12:45 p.m.

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.