Laure Quinlivan

Phase one construction update for week of August 29

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The biggest progress this past week was the demolition kickoff for the Streetcar’s Maintenance & Operations Facility (MOF).

This week’s progress:

  • Began demolition of two buildings at the MOF site
  • Exploratory digging for utilities on Elm Street near Findlay Market
  • Underground excavation for traffic signals near the intersection of 12th and Elm streets
  • Underground gas work on Elm (from 15th to Liberty streets)
  • Underground electrical work on Walnut (from 5th to 7th) and on Walnut (from 3rd to 4th streets)

Planned for next week:

  • Continued demolition at the MOF site
  • Water main installation on Central Parkway between Vine and Walnut streets. Traffic will be minimally restricted at all times.
  • Traffic signal conduit installation near the corner of 12th & Elm Streets, on Elm Street near Findlay Street, and on Race between Elder & Henry streets. Traffic will be minimally restricted at all times
  • New sanitary and storm installation on Elm (between 12th and 15th). Traffic will be minimally restricted at all times
  • Underground gas work on Elm between 15th and Liberty streets
  • Underground electrical work on Walnut between 3rd and 8th streets

Hundreds attend second monthly Streetcar Social at Rhinegeist

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Last night was great! It was the second monthly Streetcar Social hosted by Cincinnatians for Progress.

Mayor Mallory at Streetcar Social

Around 200 streetcar supporters, including Cincinnati Mayor Mallory and several City Council members, showed up to Rhinegeist to socialize and learn more about the current status of the project.

One thing that Mayor Mallory discussed was the maintenance operation facility, which will be built just around the corner from Rhinegeist at Henry Street and Race Street. He revealed that work would soon begin on the facility and informed us all that it will be called the Center of Advanced Streetcar Technology, or COAST for short. 🙂

Have a great weekend!