Streetcar Progress Update: April 11, 2014

Streetcar Progress Update: Week Ending April 11, 2014

Excavation for the first curved section of track has started at Elm and Henry streets by Rhinegeist.

Curved trench

The first section of curved rail is expected to arrive late this afternoon and will be ready for installation next week!

MOF masonry

Masonry crews have been hard at work building walls at the Maintenance & Operations Facility. The elevator shaft is already up to the 2nd floor.

Limestone wall slabs

Work has begun at the Washington Park station stop this week. Giant pieces of limestone wall -- weighing about 6,000 lbs. each -- are being lifted into place at the back of the station stop.

Wooden pipe

And lastly, we're an old city. There's a lot of history underground here that you never really see. This week, construction contractors excavated an old wooden water pipe from Cincinnati's early days. Greater Cincinnati Water Works certainly has come a long way, huh?

Traffic Alerts

  • Just a reminder that there will be trackwork across the Central Parkway & Vine Street intersection starting tonight (through Monday morning). Eastbound Central Parkway will be reduced to 2 through lanes... Northbound traffic on Vine will have a quick detour over to Main, then to 12th Street.
  • The intersection of Elm & Henry streets will be closed from 9am-2pm on Tuesday, April 15 for a rail delivery. Detours will be posted.
  • Henry Street will be closed between Race & Elm (1 block) for the next 2 weeks as the first curved sections of track are installed! Access to local businesses will be maintained.
Progress This Week

Main Street

  • 3rd to 4th: Water main installation
  • 7th to 8th: Underground gas work; underground electrical work
  • 8th to 9th: Underground electrical work
  • 9th to Court: Underground electrical work; sewer work
  • Court to 12th: Underground gas work; sewer work

12th Street

  • Main to Vine: Underground gas work
  • Vine to Baldwin Alley: Underground electrical work
  • At Race: Underground electrical work
  • Race to Elm: New sewer installation

Elm Street

  • At 14th: Concrete work and limestone wall for Stop #7
  • At Liberty: Concrete work for Stop #8
  • Wade to Glass Alley: Telecomm work
  • At Henry: Trenching and concrete base work for curved track

Race Street

  • At 12th: Street restoration completed
  • 13th to 14th: Pole foundations and conduit for traffic signals and overhead power
  • Liberty to Green: Pole foundations and conduit for traffic signals and overhead power
  • Green to Henry: Telecomm work
  • At Henry (Maintenance & Operations Facility): Underslab plumbing & electrical work completed; concrete slab on grade completed; masonry work

Central Parkway

  • Race to Walnut: Trenching, concrete base work and rail installation for the track

Walnut Street

  • 3rd to 4th: Water main installation
  • 3rd to 5th: Sewer work
  • 5th to 6th: Chilled water work; telecomm work
  • 6th to 7th: Pole foundations and conduit for traffic signals and overhead power
  • 7th to 9th: Water main installation
Planned For Next Week

Main Street

  • 2nd to 6th: Sewer work (1 week remaining at this location)
  • 6th to 7th: Underground electrical work (4 weeks remaining at this location)
  • 7th to 8th: Underground gas work (3 weeks remaining at this location); underground electrical work (2 weeks remaining at this location)
  • Court to 12th: Underground gas work (3 weeks remaining at this location)
  • At 12th: Underground electrical work (2 weeks remaining at this location)

12th Street

  • Main to Vine: Underground gas work (3 weeks remaining at this location); sewer work (1 week remaining at this location)
  • Vine to Baldwin Alley: Pole foundations and conduit for traffic signals and overhead power (2 weeks remaining at this location); sewer work (1 week remaining at this location)
  • Race to Elm: Pole foundations and conduit for traffic signals and overhead power (2 weeks remaining at this location); new sewer installation (1 week remaining at this location)

Elm Street

  • At 14th: Concrete work for Stop #7 (3 weeks remaining at this location)
  • 14th to 15th: Pole foundations and conduit for traffic signals and overhead power (1 week remaining at this location)
  • 14th to Findlay: Overhead electrical work (5 weeks remaining at this location)
  • Wade to Glass Alley: Telecomm work (1 week remaining at this location)
  • At Liberty: Concrete work on Stop #8 (2 weeks remaining at this location)
  • At Henry: Concrete base work (1 week remaining at this location); rail installation (3 weeks remaining at this location)

Race Street

  • 12th to 14th: Sewer work (1 week remaining at this location)
  • 13th to 14th: Pole foundations and conduit for traffic signals and overhead power (2 weeks remaining at this location)
  • Liberty to Green: Pole foundations and conduit for traffic signals and overhead power (2 weeks remaining at this location); overhead electrical work (5 weeks remaining at this location)
  • Liberty to Henry: Overhead electrical work (5 weeks remaining at this location)
  • Green to Henry: Telecomm work (1 week remaining at this location)
  • At Henry (Maintenance & Operations Facility): Masonry work (12 weeks remaining at this location); structural steel (8 weeks remaining at this location)

Central Parkway

  • Race to Vine: Rail installation (1 week remaining at this location)
  • Vine to Walnut: Trenching (1 week remaining at this location); concrete base work (1 week remaining at this location); sewer work (1 week remaining at this location)

Walnut Street

  • 2nd to 3rd: Sewer work (1 week remaining at this location)
  • 5th to 6th: Chilled water work (1 week remaining at this location); telecomm work (3 weeks remaining at this location)
  • Government Place to 6th: Sewer work (1 week remaining at this location)
  • Government Place to 7th: Water main installation (2 weeks remaining at this location)
  • At Central Parkway: Sewer work (1 week remaining at this location)