Streetcar Progress Update: Feb. 7, 2014

Streetcar Progress Update: Week Ending Feb. 7, 2014

Despite this week's crazy weather (hello, Ice Storm!), crews are continuing trackwork on Race Street and utility work in other areas.

FTA checking on Elm Street

Officials from the FTA inspected streetcar construction in Over-the-Rhine and the Central Business District.

Race Street saw cutting

Here, crews are saw-cutting to prepare for excavation for the track slab.

Rebar in trench

And here you can see rebar going into Race Street.

OCS pole foundation

An auger digs a pole foundation hole for the overhead contact system (OCS) wire. Note that unlike traffic signal poles, OCS poles require a deep foundation to maintain constant tension on the contact wire.

Rebuilt manhole

A manhole is being rebuilt at Liberty and Race streets.

14th Street Detour At Race

For sewer renewal work, 14th Street will be detoured at Race Street starting Tuesday.

Traffic will be able to turn right onto Race Street from 14th Street (14th Street is one-way eastbound at this location).

The road will be re-opened during non-work hours/days. This closure is expected to take 5 days, weather-permitting.

Progress This Week

MAIN STREET

  • 2nd to 3rd: Underground gas work
  • 4th to 5th: Water main installation; exploratory digging for utilities
  • 8th to 9th: Underground gas work

12TH STREET

  • Main to Vine: Underground electrical work

ELM STREET

  • Green to Glass Alley: Telecomm work
  • Glass Alley to Henry: Street restoration

RACE STREET

  • At 13th: Underground gas work
  • 15th to Glass Alley: Trackwork
  • Liberty to Green: New sewer installation
  • At Henry: Storm detention & foundation work for the maintenance facility

WALNUT STREET

  • Government Place to 6th: Underground gas work
  • 6th to 8th: Water main installation
  • At Central Parkway: Telecomm work

Planned For Next Week

MAIN STREET

  • 2nd to 3rd: Exploratory digging for utilities
  • 4th to 5th: Water main installation
  • 8th to 9th: Underground gas work

12TH STREET

  • Main to Vine: Underground electrical work

ELM STREET

  • 14th to 15th: Conduit installation for traffic signals; sewer work

RACE STREET

  • At Elder: Telecomm work
  • 13th to 14th: New sewer installation
  • 13th to 15th: Conduit installation for traffic signals
  • 15th to Glass Alley: Trackwork
  • Liberty to Green: New sewer installation
  • Liberty to Glass Alley: Underground gas work
  • At Henry: Storm detention & foundation work for the maintenance facility

WALNUT STREET

  • Government Place to 6th: Underground gas work
  • 6th to 7th: Water main installation
  • 7th to 9th: Underground gas work
  • At Central Parkway: Telecomm work