Phase one construction progress for week of August 19

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The Cincinnati Streetcar‘s most visible sign of progress begins next week: demolition of two vacant buildings at the corner of Henry and Race streets in Over-the-Rhine.

They’re being removed for the Cincinnati Streetcar’s Maintenance and Operations Facility, or MOF. The MOF will have a high bay area (for storage and light maintenance of streetcar vehicles and equipment) and an outdoor storage track.

Also, the MOF will have offices, locker rooms, break facilities and a small parking lot for streetcar operators and staff.

The facility can be expanded in the future to accommodate up to 12 streetcar vehicles as the system grows. Messer/Prus/JV estimates demolition should take about six weeks.

This week’s progress:

  • Hooked up lights & air conditioning at construction trailer near the MOF
  • Asbestos abatement at MOF site
  • Exploratory digging for utilities around the corner of 12th and Elm streets
  • Underground excavation around the corner of 12th and Elm streets
  • Underground gas work on Elm (from 14th to Green streets)
  • Underground electrical work on Walnut (from 5th to 7th) and on Walnut (from 3rd to 4th streets)

Planned for next week:

  • Demolition at the MOF site
  • Exploratory digging on Elm (from 12th to Henry) and on Race (near Henry). Traffic will be minimally restricted.
  • Underground excavation on Elm (near Liberty and near Henry). Traffic will be minimally restricted at all times.
  • Conduit installation on on 12th (near Elm) and on Elm (near Henry). Traffic will be minimally restricted at all times.
  • New sanitary and storm installation on Elm (from 12th to 15th). 14th Street will be closed from Central Parkway to Elm; traffic will be detoured.
  • Underground gas work in on Elm (from 14th to Green streets)
  • Underground electrical work on Walnut (from 5th to 7th) and on Walnut (from 3rd to 4th streets)

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