Snohomish County transportation projects moving ahead

I-5 shoulder lane and Swift Green Line advance

A peak-use shoulder lane along I-5 between Everett and Marysville and a new bus rapid transit line aim to improve commutes in Snohomish County. 

The two projects are part of a proposed amendment to the region’s Transportation Improvement Program, on the agenda for the Executive Board meeting on Thursday, June 22.

Community Transit’s Swift Green Line will connect Canyon Park and Paine Field, building 15 stations in each direction along the 12-mile corridor. The service is scheduled to open in early 2019.

The peak-use shoulder lane project will widen and restripe an outside shoulder of I-5 to allow traffic flow during highly congested times. It will be dynamically controlled with overhead electronic signs that show when the lane is open and closed to traffic.

The Washington State Department of Transportation is creating peak-use shoulder lanes in strategic areas to help ease congestion.

The Executive Board will also act on approval of new projects to receive $35 million in PSRC’s 2017 regional funds.  See the full agenda here