Streetcar Progress Update: Jan. 31, 2014

Streetcar Progress Update: Week Ending Jan. 31, 2014

If you see construction crews this weekend, give them a big "Congratulations" -- as of today, they've wrapped up most of the straight trackwork on Elm Street!

That's 3,500 linear feet of track in the ground (or 7,000 feet of rail closer to having an operational streetcar system)!

Now they're moving onto Race Street, making their way south toward Central Parkway.

Dielectric membrane

ABOVE: For additional insulation, workers installed this dielectric membrane at the intersection of Elm and Findlay streets, where a high-voltage electric line crosses under the track slab.

Rail and rebar on membrane

ABOVE: The rebar and rail go on top of the membrane.

Rebar tying

Concrete placement

ABOVE: The final concrete pour on Elm at Findlay. This will complete all straight track work on Elm Street!

Rail delivery on Race

ABOVE: More rail arrived this week near Henry and Race streets.

Race Street excavation

ABOVE: We're now excavating for the track slab on Race Street, from Glass Alley to Green Street!

MOF excavation for stormwater

ABOVE: Excavation work is underway at the Maintenance & Operations Facility for an onsite water detention system.

Findlay Street Detour At Elm

Findlay Street will be OPEN this weekend, as we wrap up trackwork along that stretch.

We'll have to close the intersection again Monday, Feb. 3 to finish some restoration of the street.

Progress This Week

MAIN STREET

  • 3rd to 4th: Water main installation
  • 5th to 6th: Telecomm work
  • 9th to 10th: Underground gas work

WALNUT STREET

  • 5th to Government Place: Telecomm work
  • 5th to 6th: Underground gas work
  • 6th to 7th: Water main installation

CENTRAL PARKWAY

  • At Walnut: Telecomm work

12TH STREET

  • Vine to Main: Underground gas & electrical work

RACE STREET

  • 15th to Liberty: New sewer installation
  • Liberty to Elder: Underground gas work
  • Liberty to Findlay: Telecomm work
  • Green to Elder: Trackwork
  • At Henry: Stormwater detention work & foundation work for MOF

ELM STREET

  • At Liberty: Telecomm work
  • Elder to Henry: Trackwork

Planned For Next Week

MAIN STREET

  • 4th to 5th: Water main installation
  • 5th to 6th: Telecomm work
  • 9th to 10th: Underground gas work

WALNUT STREET

  • 5th to Government Place: Telecomm work
  • 5th to 6th: Underground gas work
  • 6th to 7th: Water main installation

12TH STREET

  • Vine to Main: Exploratory digging for utilities; underground gas & electrical work

CENTRAL PARKWAY

  • Walnut to Vine: Exploratory digging for utilities
  • At Walnut: Telecomm work

RACE STREET

  • At 12th: Exploratory digging for utilities
  • 14th to Liberty: Conduit installation for traffic signals
  • 15th to Glass Alley: Trackwork
  • Liberty to Green: New sewer installation
  • Liberty to Elder: Underground gas work
  • Liberty to Findlay: Telecomm work
  • At Henry: Stormwater detention work & foundation work for the MOF

ELM STREET

  • 12th to 14th: Sewer work
  • At Liberty: Telecomm work
  • Elder to Henry: Trackwork & street restoration