Streetcar Progress Update: Jan. 10, 2014

Streetcar Progress Update: Week Ending Jan. 10, 2014

We had to battle some frigid temperatures earlier this week as we head north on Elm Street.

Crews did finish restoring Elm Street between Findlay and Elder streets, and both lanes are opened to traffic again.

Utility work is continuing at sites around the Central Business District and Over-the-Rhine.

Trackwork is focused on Elm Street near Henry Street, and preparation work is continuing at the Maintenance & Operations Facility site.

Traffic Alert

As we mentioned earlier this week, Liberty Street will be closed at Elm Street from Thursday, Jan. 17 (at 9 a.m.) to Tuesday, Jan. 21 (at 5 a.m.).

This allows crews to expedite trackwork across the intersection.

One lane of Elm will remain open; however, east- and westbound traffic on Liberty will be detoured.

The work is being done over the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day weekend to minimize disruptions to traffic along Liberty Street.

Progress This Week

Water Main Installation

  • Walnut Street (between 6th and 7th streets)

Traffic Signal Conduits

  • Elm Street (between 14th and 15th streets)

New Sewer Installation

  • Race Street (north of Liberty Street)

Exploratory Digging For Utilities

  • Walnut Street (between 5th and 7th streets)

Trackwork

  • Elm Street (between Findlay and Henry streets)

Underground Gas Work

  • Walnut Street (between 3rd and 4th streets)
  • Main Street (between 5th and 6th)
  • Race Street (north of Liberty Street)
  • Race Street & Central Parkway
  • Race Street (next to Washington Park)

Telecomm Work

  • Race Street (north of Liberty Street)
  • Race Street & Central Parkway
  • Central Parkway & Walnut Street

Planned For Next Week

Water Main Installation

  • Walnut Street (between 6th and 7th streets)

Traffic Signal Conduits

  • Elm Street (between 14th and 15th streets)
  • Race Street (northeast corner of Washington Park)

New Sewer Installation

  • Race Street (north of Liberty Street)

Stormwater Detention Work

  • Race & Henry streets (Maintenance & Operations Facility site)

Geopier Foundation Work

  • Race & Henry streets (Maintenance & Operations Facility site)

Exploratory Digging For Utilities

  • Central Parkway (between Vine and Walnut streets)

Trackwork

  • Elm Street (across Liberty Street; *Liberty will be closed at Elm from Thursday, Jan. 17 to early Tuesday, Jan. 21.)
  • Elm Street (between Findlay and Henry streets)

Street Restoration

  • Elm Street (between Findlay and Henry streets)

Underground Gas Work

  • Walnut Street (between 3rd and 4th streets)
  • Main Street (between 5th and 6th streets)
  • Race Street & Central Parkway
  • Race Street (next to Washington Park)
  • Race Street (north of Liberty Street)

Underground Electrical Work

  • Central Parkway (between Main and Vine streets)
  • Race Street (next to Washington Park)

Telecomm Work

  • Race Street (north of Liberty Street)

Race Street & Central Parkway

  • Central Parkway and Walnut Street
  • Crews worked Saturday to place concrete for Elm Street's trackbed.
    Crews worked Saturday to place concrete for Elm Street's trackbed.
  • This trench at Elm and 14th Street (by Music Hall) is for electrical conduit.
    This trench at Elm and 14th Street (by Music Hall) is for electrical conduit.
  • Sewer work is underway at the Maintenance & Operations Facility site.
    Sewer work is underway at the Maintenance & Operations Facility site.
  • Crews cover portions of the track with blankets to keep it warm, which makes sure the concrete can cure properly.
    Crews cover portions of the track with blankets to keep it warm, which makes sure the concrete can cure properly.