Streetcar Progress Update: April 18, 2014

Streetcar Progress Update: Week Ending April 18, 2014

This week marks a big milestone for the Streetcar Project. Work began on the first curved section of track at Henry & Elm streets.

Bending steel

In the photo, you can see how crews suspend sections of rail as a series of rollers bend it to the proper radius.

Structural steel construction

Construction crews started erecting structural steel at the Maintenance & Operations Facility this week. This steel provides the framework for the building. Work will continue for about 6 weeks.

Granite curbs

Work on the station stop outside of Music Hall continues with the setting and leveling of granite curb. Design features such as granite curb and tiles were chosen to match Washington Park's renovation.

Trackwork on Central

Trackwork continues on Central Parkway, completing 6,621 track feet to date.

Traffic Alerts

The westbound lanes of Central Parkway at Race Street will be closed from 6 p.m. Thursday, April 24, until 7 a.m. Monday, April 28, so crews can do prep work for track installation.

Progress This Week

Main Street

  • 6th to 8th: Underground electrical work
  • Court to 12th: Underground gas work
  • At 12th: Underground electrical work

12th Street

  • Main to Vine: Underground gas work
  • Vine to Baldwin Alley: Underground electrical work
  • At Race: New sewer installation
  • Race to Elm: Pole foundations and conduit for overhead power and traffic signals

Elm Street

  • At 14th: Concrete work on Stop #8
  • 14th to Findlay: Overhead electrical work
  • At Liberty: Concrete work on Stop #8
  • Wade to Glass Alley: Telecomm work
  • At Henry: Track concrete base work; rail installation

Race Street

  • 13th to 14th: Pole foundations and conduit for overhead power and traffic signals
  • Liberty to Green: Pole foundations and conduit for overhead power and traffic signals
  • Green to Sellew Alley: Telecomm work
  • Liberty to Henry: Overhead electrical work
  • At Henry (Maintenance & Operations Facility): Masonry; structural steel

Central Parkway

  • Race to Vine: Track concrete base work; rail installation; street restoration
  • Vine to Walnut: Trenching; track concrete base work

Walnut Street

  • 5th to 6th: Chilled water work
  • Government Place to 7th: 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 (3 weeks remaining at this location)
  • 7th to 8th: Underground electrical work (1 week remaining at this location)
  • 9th to Court: Underground electrical work (4 weeks remaining at this location)
  • Court to 12th: Underground gas work (1 week remaining at this location)
  • At 12th: Underground electrical work (2 weeks remaining at this location)

12th Street

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

Elm Street

  • At 14th: Concrete work on Stop #7 (2 weeks remaining at this location)
  • 14th to Findlay: Overhead electrical work (4 weeks remaining at this location)
  • Wade to Glass Alley: Telecomm work (1 week remaining at this location)
  • At Henry: Track concrete base work (1 week remaining at this location); rail installation (1 week remaining at this location)

Race Street

  • At Central Parkway: Trenching (1 week remaining at this location); track concrete base work (1 week remaining at this location); rail installation (1 week remaining at this location)
  • 12th to 14th: Sewer work (1 week remaining at this location)
  • 13th to 14th: Pole foundations and conduit installation for overhead power and traffic signals (1 week remaining at this location)
  • Green to Sellew Alley: Telecomm work (1 week remaining at this location)
  • Liberty to Henry: Overhead electrical work (4 weeks remaining at this location)
  • At Henry (Maintenance & Operations Facility): Masonry (11 weeks remaining at this location); structural steel (7 weeks remaining at this location)

Central Parkway

  • Race to Vine: Track concrete base work (1 week remaining at this location); sewer work (1 week remaining at this location)
  • Vine to Walnut: Rail installation (2 weeks remaining at this location); sewer work (1 week remaining at this location); track concrete base work (2 weeks 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 (2 weeks remaining at this location)
  • Government Place to 6th: Sewer work (1 week remaining at this location)
  • Government Place to 7th: Water main installation (1 week remaining at this location)
  • At Central Parkway: Pole foundations and conduit installation for traffic signals and overhead power (2 weeks remaining at this location); sewer work (1 week remaining at this location)