Cincinnati Streetcar: May Construction Update
Work continues in Over-the-Rhine on utility relocation for the Cincinnati streetcar; this work is needed for utility workers' safety in the future and so that the streetcar's track slab doesn't have to be torn up too often (which would disrupt regular passenger service).
Since the streetcar groundbreaking, Greater Cincinnati Water Works has been relocating facilities in Over-the-Rhine. In August 2012, GCWW completed work along Elm and Henry Streets and began work along Race and 12th Streets.
GCWW’s contractor (Lykins) has completed water main and tie-ins. They continue to complete street restoration on Race and 12th streets.
Cincinnati Bell began relocation work in Over-the-Rhine in February 2013. Bell's contractor (J Daniels) continues to rebuild manholes on 12th Street.
The City's team and consultants have been working with vehicle manufacturer CAF USA on reviewing sub-suppliers, testing plans and procedures, and design elements (including seat configuration and interior finishings) to customize the vehicle for Cincinnati.
More utility relocation work will start this summer. In June, Duke Energy is expected to start work to relocate electric facilities along Walnut Street in the CBD and gas facilities in OTR.