Traffic Alert: Temporary Closure Of Elm Street

Traffic Alert: Temporary Closure of Elm Street

Construction activities are expected to resume this week in Over-the-Rhine for the Cincinnati Streetcar project.

To accommodate a rail delivery, Elm Street will be closed between Findlay Street and McMicken Avenue on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Detours will be clearly posted.

Local access to nearby businesses and residences will be maintained.

Motorists and bicyclists should slow down and use caution when approaching the work area.

About The Cincinnati Streetcar

The Cincinnati Streetcar is a modern streetcar rail transit system intended to stimulate development, expand transportation options, and enhance livability by connecting key communities in and around the center city. The first phase of the system consists of a 3.6-mile loop extending from The Banks to Findlay Market through Downtown and Over-the-Rhine. Future phases are planned to connect to the University of Cincinnati and Uptown neighborhoods and beyond. 

Construction for the Cincinnati Streetcar is being carefully coordinated by the City of Cincinnati with utility companies, Metro, and other partners to minimize any disruption to residents, businesses and workers along the route. This transportation system is expected to bring more residents and more jobs to Cincinnati, creating a broader tax base to fund city services.