The first streetcar tracks are planned to be installed this October along Elm Street in front of Music Hall. The Business Courier reports that this is a month ahead of schedule. The City of Cincinnati, meanwhile, notes that this work will cause some traffic restrictions.
Construction for the Cincinnati Streetcar’s track bed will require removal of stone pavers* along Elm Street for cleaning & storage, affecting the section of road between Music Hall and Washington Park.
Elm Street will be reduced to one lane between 12th and 14th streets beginning Monday, Sept. 16.
The left-hand lane will remain open, and traffic will be maintained. (A “taper” funneling traffic to the left lane will begin just south of 12th Street.)
The Elm Street entrance to the Washington Park Garage will remain open at this time.
Also, as we explained in last week’s newsletter, 14th Street will be closed between Central Parkway and Race Street for sewer work.
City officials say that the pavers along Elm Street will be removed during construction of the tracks, and then replaced as part of the final product. So no need to fear…the lovely cobblestone section of Elm Street will remain.