Streetcar Progress Update: Jan. 17, 2014

Streetcar Progress Update: Week Ending Jan. 17, 2014

Construction crews are working day and night to finish the Elm Street trackwork across Liberty Street.

We scheduled this work over the long Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend to minimize the impact to traffic in the area.

Right now, we're on track to reopen Liberty Street at about noon Monday -- ahead of schedule.

Trenching across Liberty

Construction workers trenched across Liberty Street Thursday.

Rail installation

By Friday, they were placing rebar and rail. Snow? What snow?

There's also been work at the Maintenance & Operations Facility site on geopiers for the building's foundation. First, an auger drills a hole. Then, the machine on the left fills the hole with "aggregate" material (gravel, basically) and vibrates/compacts it. Here, you can see the machine's hopper being filled with a load of gravel.

Traffic Alerts

  • The Liberty Street closure should be finished at roughly noon Monday, Jan. 20. Thanks for your patience during this temporary closure!
  • Once Liberty Street reopens Monday, Findlay Street will be detoured at Elm through Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014. One northbound lane of Liberty Street will remain open.

Progress This Week

Water Main Installation

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

Traffic Signal Conduits

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

New Sewer Installation

  • Race Street (north of Liberty Street)

Exploratory Digging for Utilities

  • Central Parkway (between Vine and Walnut streets)

Geopier Foundation Work

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

Trackwork

  • Elm Street (across Liberty Street)
  • Elm Street (between Findlay and Henry streets)

Street Restoration

  • Elm Street (between Findlay and Henry streets)

Duke 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)

Duke Underground Electrical Work

  • 12th Street (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

Planned For Next Week

Water Main Installation

  • Walnut Street (between 6th and 7th streets)
  • Main Street (between 4th and 5th streets)

Traffic Signal Conduits

  • Race Street (between 14th and 15th streets)
  • Race Street (near 12th Street)

New Sewer Installation

  • Race Street (north of Liberty Street)

Exploratory Digging for Utilities

  • Race Street (near 12th Street)
  • Central Parkway (between Vine and Walnut streets)

Geopier Foundation Work

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

Trackwork

  • Elm Street (between Elder and Henry streets)
  • Race Street (between Green and Elder streets)

Duke Underground Gas Work

  • Main Street (between 9th and Court streets)
  • Walnut Street (between 4th and 6th streets)

Duke Underground Electrical Work

  • 12th Street (at Jackson, Walnut and Main streets)

Telecomm Work

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

Sewer Work

  • Walnut Street (near 6th Street)