Streetcar Progress Update: Sept. 27, 2013

Streetcar Progress Update: Week ending Sept. 27

As you know, John Deatrick joined the Cincinnati Streetcar as Project Executive in August.

John DeatrickJohn has a strong background in construction coordination and planning. He'll also be meeting with groups to discuss the Cincinnati Streetcar project. If you'd like a presentation about the Streetcar for your group, please tell us on the Outreach & Education page.

Slight Detour

Starting today, the Elm Street entrance to Washington Park Garage will be closed. There's an easy detour: Just make a right on 14th Street, and another right on Race Street. Then you can use the Race Street entrance to park your automobile or bicycle in the garage.

The Elm Street entrance will be closed until all trackwork is finished along this stretch the street - probably about 4 to 6 weeks.

This Week's Progress:

  • Demolition continued at 1910 Elm St. (east building) for the Maintenance & Operations Facility. Basement backfilling started.
  • Exploratory digging for utilities continued near Elm and Liberty streets.
  • Conduit installation for traffic signals continued on Race Street between 13th and 15th streets; and resumed on Elm Street near Liberty Street.
  • Water main installation continued in the area of Central Parkway and Walnut Street.
  • New sewer installation continued on Elm between 14th and 15th streets.
  • Removal of pavers, pavement and old rail continued on Elm Street near Washington Park. This is in preparation to lay the first section of new rail.
  • Duke Energy is doing gas work on Elm Street between 14th and Liberty streets; on Race Street near Findlay Street; and on Race Street between Liberty and Elder streets.
  • Cincinnati Bell was completing pavement restoration in the area of 550 Main St. this week.
  • Notification to residents & businesses wrapped up on Elm Street between 14th and 15th streets.

Planned For Next Week:

  • Water main installation will continue in the area of Walnut Street and Central Parkway. Traffic will be minimally restricted at all times.
  • Conduit installation for traffic signals will continue on Elm Street near Liberty Street; and on Race Street near Findlay Street. Work will start on Elm Street between 14th and 15th streets. Traffic will be minimally restricted at all times.
  • Exploratory digging for utilities will start on Elm Street between 14th and 15th streets; and on Race Street near Findlay Street. Traffic will be minimally restricted at all times.
  • New sewer installation will continue on Elm Street between 14th and 15th streets. Work will start on Elm Street between 15th and Wade streets. Traffic will be minimally restricted at all times.
  • Demolition will continue at 1910 Elm St. (east building) for the Maintenance & Operations Facility. Traffic will be minimally restricted at all times.
  • Removal of pavers, pavement and old rail will continue on Elm Street near Washington Park. This is in preparation to lay the first section of new rail. Traffic will be limited to 1 lane & the Elm St. entrance to the garage will be closed.
  • Duke Energy will be conducting underground gas work on Race Street between Green and Henry streets.
  • Duke will also be doing underground electrical work on Race Street next to the School for Creative and Performing Arts.
  • Cincinnati Bell will be doing work on Main Street between Fifth and Sixth streets; and on Walnut between Central Parkway and Seventh.
  • Sewer work will take place on Elm Street between 12th and 15th streets.
  • Notification to residents & businesses will start on Elm Street between 15th and Wade streets.