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Temporary Closure: Utility Relocation at Government Square

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As streetcar construction nears Government Square, utility relocation and renewal will close the bus hub from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., starting Tuesday, February 25. This construction is expected to take several days.

All Metro routes currently served at the stops A, B and C (Rts. 11, 33, 17, 19, 24, 46, 43) will be moved to Area E on Fifth Street. Signs will notify Metro riders of pick up and drop off locations. Metro will have extra employees stationed at Government Square to help riders and a police officer will direct traffic during the construction.

Located on Fifth Street between Walnut and Main Streets, Government Square is Metro’s largest transit hub. More than 15,000 people use Government Square each weekday.

Streetcar Update: December 20, 2013

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Yesterday, Cincinnati City Council voted to restart streetcar construction after a three week pause to audit the project. Here’s what’s coming up over the next two weeks:

Thursday, Dec. 26

  • Rail delivery on Elm Street (Findlay to McMicken). Elm Street will be closed from 11am-4pm.

Friday, Dec. 27 & Saturday, Dec. 28

  • Rail installation resumes north of Findlay Market

Monday, Dec. 30

  • Rebar installation resumes on Elm Street, north of Findlay Market.
  • Building wood forms for trackwork resumes north of Findlay Market, with concrete placement expected Jan. 2-3.
  • Work resumes on traffic signals and poles for overhead power.
  • Water main work resumes on Walnut & Main streets.

Thursday, Jan. 2

  • Excavation for trackwork resumes at Findlay & Elm streets.

Streetcar Weekly Update: November 18, 2013

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For the week of November 18, 2013, the streetcar will continue installation of rail and proceed with track construction near Findlay Market. The Maintenance & Operations Facility site continues a two-week process of installing new sewers as backfilling nears completion. As part of the city’s construction contract, the project is also involved with repairing public utilities. Here’s what to expect:

  • Concrete base work for the track will continue on Elm Street between 12th and Green streets.
  • Rail installation will continue on Elm Street between 15th and Wade streets. Work will start on Elm between Wade and Green streets.
  • Replacement of granite pavers will continue on Elm Street.
  • Existing pavement removal will start on Elm Street near Green Street.
  • Pier work for the building foundation will start at the Maintenance & Operations Facility. (Piers anchor deep into sturdy soil to support the weight of the building, making it structurally sound.)
  • Backfilling for the Maintenance & Operations Facility will continue at Henry and Race streets.

 

PUBLIC UTILITY IMPROVEMENTS AS PART OF STREETCAR CONSTRUCTION:

  • Water main installation will continue on Walnut Street near 8th Street. Work will start on Main Street near 4th Street.
  • Installation of conduit (tubing for electrical wires) for traffic signals will continue on Race Street near Findlay Street. Work will start on 2nd Street near Main Street.
  • New sewer installation will continue on Race Street near 13th Street. Work will start on Race near 14th Street.
  • Storm sewer work will continue at the Maintenance & Operations Facility; and on Race Street near Findlay Street.
  • Duke Energy will be doing underground gas work on Main Street between 4th and 5th streets; and on Race Street near Green and Elder streets.
  • Telecom work will take place on Elm Street near Green Street; on Race Street near Green and Liberty streets; on Race near 14th and 15th streets; and on Race near 12th Street.
  • Exploratory digging for utilities will continue on Walnut Street between 6th and 9th streets.

Streetcar Weekly Update: November 11, 2013

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For the week of November 11, 2013, the streetcar will continue installation of rail and proceed with track construction near Findlay Market. The Maintenance & Operations Facility site will begin a two-week process of installing new sewers as backfilling nears completion. As part of the city’s construction contract, the project is also involved with repairing public utilities. Here’s what to expect:

  • Rail delivery and installation will continue on Elm Street, between 15th and Wade streets.
  • Concrete base work for the track will continue on Elm Street, between 12th and Wade streets.
  • Existing pavement removal will start on Elm Street, between Wade and Green streets.
  • Backfilling for the Maintenance & Operations Facility will continue at Henry & Race streets.
  • Storm sewer work will continue in the Maintenance & Operations Facility site; and on Race Street near Findlay Street.
  • Replacement of granite pavers will continue on Elm Street, in front of Music Hall.
  • The Elm Street entrance to Washington Park Garage will be open again.

 

PUBLIC UTILITY IMPROVEMENTS AS PART OF STREETCAR CONSTRUCTION:

  • New sewer installation will continue on Elm Street, near Elder and Findlay streets; and on Race Street, between Central Parkway and 13th Street.
  • Sewer work will take place on Main Street and 8th Street in the Central Business District and on Henry Street and Race Street in Over-the-Rhine.
  • Water main installation will continue on Walnut Street, between 9th Street and Central Parkway. Work will start further down Walnut, between 7th and 9th streets; and on Elm, near Elder and Findlay.
  • Conduit installation for traffic signals (tubing for electrical wires) will resume on Race Street, near Elder and Green streets.
  • Underground gas work will be performed by Duke Energy on Main Street near 4th Street; on Race Street near Findlay Street; and on Race Street, between Liberty and Green streets.
  • Telecomm work will occur on Elm Street, from Green to Wade streets; on Race Street, between 14th and 15th streets; on Race at Green; and on Race Street near Central Parkway.
  • Exploratory digging for utilities will start on 2nd Street, between Main and Walnut streets.