Streetcar Progress Update: July 7, 2014

Streetcar Progress Update: July 7, 2014

4th Street will be closed at Walnut Street on Sunday, July 7 from 8:00pm-6:00am and on Monday, July 8 from 11:30pm to 6:00am. 

These nighttime closures are to allow for construction of water main tie-ins.

Construction of a power substation will begin at the Findlay Market parking lot on July 7.

About 10-12 parking spaces will be removed from the Findlay Market north lot, immediately next to Race Street. The substation provides consistent power to the Streetcar through the route.  Access to the Market, the north lot, and other Findlay Market parking lots will remain open. 

The intersection of 12th and Race Streets remains closed for a second week as excavation in preparation for the installation of criss-cross track and associated switches. 

This is a six -week closure which will continue until mid-August.  Access to local business will be maintained.

Southbound traffic on Race is detoured at 13th to Vine Street; 12th Street traffic can use Central Parkway.

Construction schedules can change due to weather or unforeseen field conditions. Check www.RoadmapCincy.com or follow @roadmapcincy on Twitter for updates.

This Week's Block-by-Block Construction (July 7-11, 2014)

MAIN STREET

  • 3rd to 4th - Duke gas main work (5 weeks remaining)
  • 6th to 7th - Duke underground electric manhole work (3 weeks remaining)
  • 8th to 9th - Duke underground electric conduit (1 week remaining)

WALNUT STREET

  • At Central Parkway - Median and curb ramp restoration (2 weeks remaining); traffic control conduit installation (2 weeks remaining)
  • 4th to 6th - Water main installation (1 week remaining) 4th Street will be closed at Walnut Street on Sunday, July 7 from 8:00pm-6:00am and on Monday, July 8 from 11:30pm to 6:00am.
  • 6th to 7th - Duke Gas tie ins (2 weeks remaining)
  • Government Place to 4th  - Duke gas main work (2 weeks remaining)

CENTRAL PARKWAY

  • Vine to Walnut - OCS pole foundation installation (1 week remaining)

12TH STREET

  • Near Elm - OCS poles foundation installations (1 week remaining)
  • Vine to Baldwin Alley - Rail installation (1 week remaining); traffic signal poles & wiring (2 weeks remaining)
  • At Race - Track work will continue at the intersection of 12th & Race (6 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 Alley will be maintained.  Race St. between 13th & 12th and Central Parkway & 12th will be for local traffic only.  Detours will be posted.
  • Walnut to Vine - Duke Gas tie ins (4 weeks remaining)

ELM STREET

  • Wade to Green - Traffic signal poles & wiring (2 weeks remaining)
  • At 14th - Sewer pipe lining (1 week remaining)
  • At Henry - Sewer pipe lining (1 week remaining)
  • 14th to Henry - Time Warner overhead cable installation (7 weeks remaining)
  • 14th to Elder - Duke Electric installation of overhead wire, poles and performing outages (1 week remaining)  Outages will be 15 minutes to 2 hours in duration depending on the particular customer along the route. This work includes moving the existing service wire from the old circuit to the new circuit.

RACE STREET

  • At Liberty - Concrete work will continue at Stop #12 (1 week remaining)
  • At Findlay - TPSS conduit and foundation work will start in the Findlay Market north parking lot (3 weeks remaining)
  • At 12th - Trackwork will continue at the intersection of 12th & Race (6 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 Alley will be maintained.  Race St. between 13th & 12th and Central Parkway & 12th will be for local traffic only.  Detours will be posted.
  • Henry to 12th - Time Warner Cable overhead cable installation (10 weeks)
  • 14th to 15th - Traffic control conduit installation (2 weeks)
  • LIberty to Green - traffic signal poles & wiring (2 weeks)

Construction Coming Soon

The closure at 12th and Race Streets will continue until mid-August.  Be sure to check back for updates on progress as track arrives!

In the Central Business District, extensive utility work continues along Walnut and Main Streets. 

Progress Last Week

12th & Race intersection construction from Race

Crews began excavation last week at the intersection of 12th & Race in preparation for the installation of a track crossing and several switches.

12th & Race intersection construction from 12th

This crossing will allow the Over-the-Rhine and Central Business District portions of the loop to operate independently in emergency situations.

Trackwork finishing on 12th at Clay

Crews finished trackwork along 12th Street last week near Clay Street.  While trackwork continues between Race and Vine Streets, 12th Street reopened between Vine and Main. 

Foundation Drilling for OCS poles

OCS Poles also starting going up last week along Elm Street.  Here, crews bore the foundations for these poles, which will hold the overhead wire that will provide power to the streetcar vehicles.