Streetcar Progress Update: May 12, 2014

Streetcar Weekly Update: Monday, May 12, 2014

Here's a recap of last week's progress:

Central Parkway concrete finishing

Concrete crews were finishing the last piece of straight track on Central Parkway before we make the turn down Walnut Street into the Central Business District. Work last week brought our total track completion to 7,250 feet.

Concrete washout

The chute of the concrete truck must be washed out to remove the remaining concrete before it hardens. This water contains chemicals that aren’t great for the environment. The Streetcar Project is using a Concrete Washout that will help prevent contaminated wastewater from being dumped on the ground by filtering it as it's rinsed out of the truck.

In this view, you can see how the Maintenance & Operations Facility is progressing at the corner of Henry and Race streets (the northern end of the line).

Court St conduit

Crews began work to install a major electrical conduit beneath Court Street, from Main to Walnut.

Stop 9

Construction started on the West Findlay Market station stop (one of two stops at Findlay Market). Crews began demolishing and building a new sidewalk to make way for the elevated station platform.

Starting May 19: Walnut/4th Closed Overnight

An early heads-up: Starting Monday, May 19, the intersection of Walnut & 4th streets will be closed overnight (8pm-6am) for about a week.

More details and a detour map will be coming soon - but don't worry, we'll make sure we don't mess with Taste of Cincinnati.

Work Planned This Week (May 12-16)

Traffic & access will be maintained, but delays are possible:

Walnut

  • 4th to Government Place: Underground gas work (8 weeks remaining at this location)
  • 5th to 6th: Telecomm work (1 week remaining at this location)
  • 6th to 7th: Water main installation (1 week remaining at this location)
  • At 7th: Underground gas work (2 weeks remaining at this location)
  • 9th to Central Parkway: New sewer installation (1 week remaining at this location); water main installation (1 week remaining at this location)

Main

  • 2nd to 3rd: Water main installation (1 week remaining at this location)
  • 8th to 9th: Underground electrical work (3 weeks remaining at this location)
  • 9th to Court: Underground gas work (4 weeks remaining at this location)
  • At Court: Underground electrical work (3 weeks remaining at this location)

Court

  • Main to Walnut: Conduit work (2 weeks remaining at this location)

Central

  • Walnut to Vine: Sewer work (1 week remaining at this location)
  • Vine to Race: Median work & handicapped ramp restoration (1 week remaining at this location)

12th

  • Vine to Baldwin Alley: New sewer installation (2 weeks remaining at this location)
  • Race to Elm: Existing pavement removal (1 week remaining at this location); track concrete base work (3 weeks remaining at this location); pole foundations and conduit work (2 weeks remaining at this location)

Elm

  • 14th to Elder: Overhead electrical work (2 weeks remaining at this location)
  • Green to Elder: Sewer work (1 week remaining at this location)
  • At Elder: Concrete work on Stop #9 (1 week remaining at this location)
  • Near Henry: Concrete work on Stop #10 (3 weeks remaining at this location)

Race

  • At Central Parkway: Median work & handicapped ramp restoration (1 week remaining at this location)
  • 12th to 14th: Sewer work (1 week remaining at this location)
  • Liberty to Henry: Overhead electrical work (2 weeks remaining at this location)
  • At Henry (Maintenance & Operations Facility): Structural steel (3 weeks remaining at this location); masonry (8 weeks remaining at this location)