Streetcar Progress Update: August 4, 2014

Streetcar Progress Update: August 4, 2014

Granite paver restoration will begin in Elm Street this week

Crews will begin work this week to complete the restoration of granite street pavers in Elm Street between 12th and 14th Streets.  When the first tracks were installed in Elm Street last year, the historic granite paving blocks outside Miusic Hall were removed, cleaned and reset on the Washington Park side of the street and between the new rails.  Now that Lumenocity has wrapped up, crews will begin removing, cleaning, and resetting the blocks west of the new tracks to restore Elm Street to its original glory.  Work is expected to take approximately 5 weeks.  Traffic will be minimally restricted at all times. 

Block by Block Construction (August 4-8, 2014)

MAIN STREET

  • At 3rd - sewer pipe lining (1 week)
  • 3rd to 4th - Duke gas main installation (1 week remaining)
  • 9th to Court - Water Main installation (1 week remaining) 
  • 6th to 7th - Two Duke underground electric manholes are currently under construction at 6th and Main (3 weeks remaining)  These 2 manholes will have lane restrictions on Main Street and 6th Street. 2 through lanes will be maintained on each street with lane shifts.  A third manhole is under construction between 6th and 7th (4 weeks remaining)

  • At 12th - New sanitary and storm sewer installation (2 weeks remaining)

WALNUT STREET

  • 5th to 6th - water main installation (1 week remaining)
  • At 5th - Duke gas tie-ins (2 weeks remaining)
  • At 7th - Duke gas pavement restoration (2 weeks remaining)
  • 6th to 9th - exploratory digging (potholing) and water main installation (1 week remaining)
  • 9th to Central Parkway - traffic control installation & rehab (2 weeks remaining); water main installation (1 week remaining)

12TH STREET

  • At Jackson - Duke gas tie-ins (2 weeks remaining)
  • Vine to Baldwin Alley - concrete work at Stop #6 (12th & Vine) (3 weeks remaining)
  • At Race - Track work and rail installation will continue at the intersection of 12th & Race (2 weeks remaining); The intersection of Race & 12th will be closed until 8/15/14. 12th St. between Elm & Race will be closed also.  12th St. between Vine & Race will be for local traffic only; Republic St. will be maintained.  Race St. between 13th & 12th and Central Parkway & 12th will be for local traffic only.  Detours will be posted.

ELM STREET

  • At Liberty - sewer pipe lining (1 week)
  • 12th to 14th - existing pavement removal (5 weeks remaining)
  • 14th to Findlay - Time Warner Cable overhead cable installation (2 weeks)

RACE STREET

  • At 12th - Trackwork and rail installation will continue at the intersection of 12th & Race (2 weeks remaining); Concrete work at Stop #13 (1 week remaining)  The intersection of Race & 12th will be closed until 8/15/14. 12th St. between Elm & Race will be closed also.  12th St. between Vine & Race will be for local traffic only; Republic St. will be maintained.  Race St. between 13th & 12th and Central Parkway & 12th will be for local traffic only.  Detours will be posted.
  • 14th to 15th - Time Warner Cable overhead and underground installation (1 week remaining)
  • At Green - sewer pipe lining (1 week)
  • At Findlay - TPSS conduit work (1 week remaining); TPSS #3 foundation work in Findlay Market North Parking Lot (3 weeks remaining)
  • Sellew Alley to Henry - OCS pole foundations (2 weeks remaining)
  • At Henry - OCS pole foundations at the MOF site (2 weeks remaining)

HENRY STREET

  • Elm to Race - track concrete base work  (3 weeks remaining) Henry St. will be closed from Elm to Race starting Mon. 7/14 for 60 days.  Detours will be posted.  Otherwise, traffic will be minimally restricted at all times.

 

Progress Last Week

Duke manholes 6th street

Duke Energy crews perform electric manhole work on 6th Street near Main.

12th & race diamond

Workers at 12th & Race fit the pieces of the diamond together.

12th & Race switch

Like the pieces of a giant puzzle, the 12th & Race diamond starts to take shape. 

switch

One of the 12th and Race switches.