Streetcar Progress Update: May 19, 2014

Streetcar Progress Update: May 19, 2014

Trackwork is underway along 12th Street, starting with the curve at Elm Street. This work generally will continue eastward along 12th toward Main Street.

In the Central Business District, expect intense construction activity on Walnut Street and on Main Street near the courthouse.

By Friday, many of Court Street's parking spaces will be reopened. Construction will begin at Court & Walnut for the power substation.

Major Traffic Impacts

Utility Work

Several daytime and overnight road closures are scheduled this week for extensive underground utility work.

Affected areas include:

  • Green Street
  • Third and Walnut
  • Eighth and Main
  • Walnut and Fourth
  • Westbound Court from  Main to Vine

In some areas, rush hour will be effected. View full details and a map.

Rail Delivery

On Wednesday (9 a.m. to 2 p.m.), 12th Street will be closed between Central Parkway and Elm for a rail delivery.

Power Substation

Crews will start building a foundation for the power substation on Court Street at Walnut. You'll see a construction fence around seven angled parking spaces on the north side of the median, and seven angled spaces on the south side of the median. This fence will remain in place through at least Thanksgiving.

However, by the end of this week, much of the parking along the south side of Court Street will be available again.

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

Block-By-Block Details: May 19-24, 2014

MAIN STREET

  • 7th to 8th: Sewer work (1 week remaining at this location)
  • 8th to Court: Underground electrical work (2 weeks remaining at this location)
  • 8th to 12th: Underground gas work (3 weeks remaining at this location)

WALNUT STREET

  • 2nd to 3rd: Sewer work (1 week remaining at this location)
  • 3rd to 5th: Water main installation (2 weeks remaining at this location)
  • 4th to Government Place: Underground gas work (7 weeks remaining at this location)
  • 6th to 7th: Underground gas work (2 weeks remaining at this location)
  • 7th to 9th: New sewer installation (2 weeks remaining at this location)
  • 9th to Central Parkway: Restoration of median and handicapped ramps (1 week remaining at this location); new sewer installation (1 week remaining at this location); water main installation (2 weeks remaining at this location)
  • At Court: Foundation work for power substation (3 weeks remaining at this location)

COURT STREET

  • Walnut to Main: Conduit installation for overhead power (1 week remaining at this location)

CENTRAL PARKWAY

  • Race to Vine: Restoration of median and handicapped ramps (1 week remaining at this location)

12TH STREET

  • Vine to Baldwin Alley: Pole foundations & conduit for traffic signals and overhead power (2 weeks remaining at this location); new sewer installation (1 week remaining at this location)
  • Baldwin Alley to Elm: Pole foundations & conduit for traffic signals and overhead power (1 week remaining at this location); existing pavement removal for track (1 week remaining at this location); track concrete base work (2 weeks remaining at this location)
  • At Elm: Rail installation (3 weeks remaining at this location)

RACE STREET

  • At Central Parkway: Restoration of median and handicapped ramps (1 week remaining at this location)
  • 12th to 13th: Pole foundations & conduit for traffic signals and overhead power (2 weeks remaining at this location)
  • 14th to 15th: Pole foundations & conduit for traffic signals and overhead power (2 weeks remaining at this location)
  • Liberty to Glass Alley: 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 (2 weeks remaining at this location); reinforcing steel (1 week remaining at this location); masonry (7 weeks remaining at this location)

ELM STREET

  • At 12th: Rail installation (3 weeks remaining at this location)
  • 14th to Findlay: Overhead electrical work (2 weeks remaining at this location)
  • 14th to Henry: Restoration of handicapped ramps (3 weeks remaining at this location)
  • Wade to Green: Pole foundations & conduit for traffic signals and overhead power (2 weeks remaining at this location)
  • Near Henry: Concrete work on Stop #10 (2 weeks remaining at this location)
  • At Henry: Pole foundations & conduit for traffic signals and overhead power (2 weeks remaining at this location)

Progress Last Week

Median restoration

Work is underway to restore the median along Central Parkway.

Court St concrete bed

On a section of Court Street, crews have installed conduit for the Streetcar's power system. The concrete base you see here is what the pavers will rest on when they're put back into place.

Excavating for Stop 10

Work has also started on the station stop just outside Rhinegeist.