Streetcar Progress Update: June 2, 2014

Streetcar Progress Update: June 2, 2014

Eastbound Central Parkway between Vine and Walnut streets will be closed from 6 p.m. Thursday to 7 a.m. Monday, June 9th.

Crews will work around the clock to complete trackwork across the intersection (where the streetcar turns off Central onto Walnut).

Expect heavy traffic in the area. If possible, use alternate routes, such as Liberty Street or Race Street.

Trackwork also continues on 12th Street. Westbound 12th Street will be closed 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays between Vine and Elm streets.

In the CBD, heavy construction continues on Walnut and Main streets. Manhole reconstruction near the courthouse might make U-turns on Court at Main a bit more challenging.

Block-By-Block Work (June 2-7, 2014)

MAIN STREET

  • 3rd to 4th: Water main installation (1 week remaining)
  • 5th to 6th: Sewer work (1 week remaining)
  • 7th to 8th: Sewer work (1 week remaining)
  • 8th to 9th: Manhole construction (4 weeks remaining)
  • South of Court: Manhole construction (1 week remaining)
  • At Court median: Manhole construction (4 weeks remaining)
  • 9th to 12th: Gas tie-ins (1 week remaining)

COURT STREET

  • At Walnut: Foundation work for power substation (2 weeks remaining); telecomm conduit work (2 weeks remaining)

12TH STREET

  • Main to Vine: Pole foundations and conduit for traffic signals & overhead power (2 weeks remaining)
  • Vine to Baldwin Alley: Trenching for trackwork (3 weeks remaining)
  • Vine to Republic: Sewer lining (1 week remaining)
  • Vine to Race: Pole foundations and conduit for traffic signals & overhead power (1 week remaining)
  • Near Race: Rail installation (2 weeks remaining); track concrete work (2 weeks remaining)
  • Near Elm: Rail installation (1 week remaining); track concrete work (1 week remaining)

ELM STREET

  • 14th to 15th: Pole foundations and conduit for traffic signals & overhead power (3 weeks remaining)
  • 14th to Elder: New utility poles & overhead power lines (3 weeks remaining)
  • Freeport Alley to Green: Sewer lining (1 week remaining)

RACE STREET

  • At Central Parkway: Median & handicapped ramp restoration (2 weeks remaining)
  • 12th to Liberty: New utility poles (4 weeks remaining)
  • 14th to 15th: Sewer lining (1 week remaining)
  • Liberty to Henry: Overhead telecomm work (5 weeks remaining)
  • At Henry (Maintenance & Operations Facility): Structural steel (1 week remaining); masonry (5 weeks remaining); sewer work (1 week remaining)

CENTRAL PARKWAY

  • Race to Walnut: Median & handicapped ramp restoration (2 weeks remaining)
  • At Vine: Concrete work for Stop #14 (2 weeks remaining)
  • At Walnut: Trackwork (1 week remaining); gas tie-ins (1 week remaining)

VINE STREET

  • Central to 12th: Sewer lining (1 week remaining)

WALNUT STREET

  • 4th to Government Place: Underground gas work (5 weeks remaining)
  • 5th to Government Place: Water main installation (1 week remaining)
  • 6th to 7th: New sewer installation (1 week remaining)
  • 7th to Central: Water main installation (1 week remaining)
  • 9th to Central: Pole foundations and conduit for traffic signals & overhead power (1 week remaining)
  • At Court: Telecomm conduit work (2 weeks remaining)
  • At Central: Gas tie-ins (1 week remaining)

Progress Last Week

CAF final design review

Streetcar Project Executive John Deatrick visited the CAF plant in Spain for a final hands-on design review of the vehicle parts. Read more & view photos >>

Curved rail installation at Elm and 12th

Crews installed the curved track from 12th to Elm this week.

Rail bending machine

The rail didn't come pre-curved - it's actually bent on site! This machine runs the rails back and forth numerous times to bend it to the proper alignment.