To help speed buses along the Swift Green Line, new right-hand lanes were created on 128th Street approaching I-5 in south Everett. There is one new lane on each side of the freeway, along with a bus-only lane and a "queue jump" green light that turns on a few seconds before the green light for general traffic.
Before the new lanes and queue jumps, it took buses 3-17 minutes to cross this busy overpass, making it hard for buses to stay on schedule during congested times.
With the new lanes and queue jumps, buses now cross the overpass going eastbound in 3-8 minutes and westbound in 3-6 minutes.
The video below shows how the 128th Street Project helps buses stay on schedule, as well as benefitting all traffic traveling across the overpass or entering I-5 from 128th Street.