Swift Network News | Volume 2, Issue 58 | Swift Updates for September 28, 2018

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 Vol. 2, Issue 58

Canyon Park PR 9-24

Crews hard at work at the Canyon Park Park & Ride station. This is one of four locations where an in-lane bus pad will be installed Sept. 29-30.

Swift Green Line Station Construction

All 34 Swift Green Line stations are currently under construction! Stations from Seaway Transit Center near the Boeing plant in Everett to the Canyon Park Park & Ride in Bothell can be seen in various stages of progress.

Distinctive, bright blue steel structures mark the stations on the northern end of the route; some are just vertical columns while others have canopies installed or even information kiosks waiting to be filled.

On the southern end, some sites have smooth concrete platforms while others just look like a hole in the ground while crews work to realign storm drains and sewage lines.

In just a few months, all sites will be complete and ready to host Swift Green Line riders as they board buses that run every ten minutes, getting Snohomish County residents where they need to go to live and work.

Four in-lane bus pads installed weekend of Sept. 29-30

Concrete in-lane bus pads will be installed this weekend at three station sites along Bothell-Everett Hwy. and at the Canyon Park Park & Ride. Concrete pads are hardier than asphalt and will better withstand the frequent service of Swift buses, reducing the need for costly maintenance in the future.

The Bothell-Everett Hwy. station sites will have one lane closed from 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 30, with an additional second lane closed as needed:

  • SB at 180th St. SE
  • SB at 196th St. SE
  • NB at 220th St. SE

The construction at Canyon Park Park & Ride will have no impact on general traffic.

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

Seaway Transit Center
Seaway traffic loops

Road Construction on Seaway Blvd. and 75th St. SW

Constructions crews installed traffic loops at the intersection of Seaway Blvd. and 75th St. SW on the night of Sept. 27 (see photo). 

More work on lane restriping, lighting, and sidewalk repairs near the future Seaway Transit Center will continue over the next few weeks, requiring lane closures on both Seaway Blvd. and 75th St. SW.

The work is weather-dependent, but is currently scheduled as follows:

Oct. 1-5: Seaway Blvd.

  • 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. northbound right lane closure, as needed.
  • Lane closures to restripe the lanes will occur after 8 p.m. on one or two nights as the weather allows.

Oct. 1-5: 75th St. SW

  • 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. alternating single-lane closures.
  • The bus stop just east of Seaway Blvd. will be closed all week. This is Everett Transit stop #3473/Community Transit stop #3147.

Oct. 8-12: 75th St. SW

  • 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. alternating single-lane closures

Construction schedules are subject to change without notice.

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

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NB Airport Rd.

Blue Line Station Refresh Nearly Complete

Weather permitting, months-long project will finish in mid-October

Crews have been working on the 33 Swift Blue Line stations since June, revamping them with refreshed welcome mats and a new coat of bright blue paint.

The welcome mat portion of the project is complete, and there are only six more stations that need repainting. If the weather holds, the entire project will be complete in the middle of October.

Crews paint two stations each week, usually beginning on Monday and finishing on Friday.

Reopen now (Sept. 28)

  • NB Hwy. 99 at Lincoln
  • NB Hwy. 99 at 112th St. SW

Closed Oct. 1-5

  • NB Hwy. 99 at Airport Rd. (pictured)
  • NB Evergreen Way at 4th Ave. W

While a station is being painted, it is enclosed and fenced. Riders board their Swift bus at a nearby temporary stop and pay their fare when they deboard. 

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

Community Transit Live

Next Live Webcast: Oct. 23

Community Transit Live returns to a 30-minute length for its next live webcast, focusing once again on Swift Green Line construction updates.

Tune in at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 23.

To participate, bring your lunch and your questions to www.facebook.com/CommunityTransit at noon.

If you can't make it, the video will be posted on Facebook right away, and captions will be added within two business days.

Hope to "see" you there!

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.

As of fall 2018, heavy construction is focused in Area 4. Areas 1-3 are in various stages of installing the station structures, work that does not require heavy equipment or lane closures.

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.