Streetcar Progress Update: July 21, 2014

Streetcar Progress Update: July 21, 2014

Main Street will undergo nightly closures this week between 5th and 6th Streets for water main work

Main Street between Fifth and Sixth streets will be closed nightly starting Sunday, July 20, through Wednesday, July 23, so crews can prepare the area for a water main tie-in. The road will close at 8:00 p.m. each night and reopen by 6:00 a.m. the subsequent morning.

Motorists should detour east on 5th Street, north on Broadway and west onto 6th Street. Detour signs will be posted. Sidewalks and crosswalks will remain open.

Block by Block Construction (July 21-25, 2014)

2ND STREET

  • Walnut to Main - exploratory testing (1 week remaining)

MAIN STREET

  • 2nd to 3rd - exploratory testing (1 week remaining)
  • 3rd to 4th - Duke gas main installation (3 weeks remaining)
  • 5th to 6th, 9th to Court - Water Main installation (1 week remaining)  Main St. will be closed nightly from Sunday 7/20 thru Wednesday 7/23; 8P-6A.  Detours will be posted.  Otherwise, traffic will be minimally restricted at all times.
  • 6th to 7th - Three Duke underground electric manholes are currently under construction in  this block.  1 week remains on two of these manholes, 5 weeks remain on the third manhole. 
  • 7th to 8th - sewer pipe lining (1 week)
  • 8th to 9th - Duke underground electric conduit installation (1 week remaining)
  • At 12th - New sanitary and storm sewer installation (2 weeks remaining)

WALNUT STREET

  • 3rd to 2nd - exploratory testing (1 week remaining)
  • Government Place to 4th  - Duke gas main work (2 weeks remaining)
  • 5th to Government Place - Water main work (1 week remaining) 
  • 6th to 7th - Duke gas tie-ins (2 weeks remaining)
  • 7th to Central Parkway - water main installation (1 week remaining)
  • At Central Parkway - Median and curb ramp restoration (1 week remaining)

12TH STREET

  • Vine to Baldwin Alley - Traffic control conduit installation & rehab (1 week remaining)
  • At Race - Track work and rail installation will continue at the intersection of 12th & Race (4 weeks remaining); The intersection of Race & 12th will be closed until 8/15/14. 12th St. between Elm & Race will be closed also.  12th St. between Vine & Race will be for local traffic only; Republic St. will be maintained.  Race St. between 13th & 12th and Central Parkway & 12th will be for local traffic only.  Detours will be posted.
  • At Elm - Median work & curb ramp restoration work (1 week remaining)

ELM STREET

  • 14th to Henry - Time Warner overhead cable installation (5 weeks remaining)
  • 14th to Henry - OCS Pole foundations (1 week remaining)
  • 14th to Elder - Duke Electric installation of overhead wire, poles and performing outages (1 week remaining)  Outages will be 15 minutes to 2 hours in duration depending on the particular customer along the route. This work includes moving the existing service wire from the old circuit to the new circuit.
  • At Liberty - installation of handrails at Stop #8 (1 week remaining)

RACE STREET

  • At Central Parkway - Traffic control conduit installation & rehab (1 week remaining)
  • At 12th - Trackwork and rail installation will continue at the intersection of 12th & Race (5 weeks remaining) The intersection of Race & 12th will be closed until 8/15/14. 12th St. between Elm & Race will be closed also.  12th St. between Vine & Race will be for local traffic only; Republic St. will be maintained.  Race St. between 13th & 12th and Central Parkway & 12th will be for local traffic only.  Detours will be posted.
  • 12th to Henry - Time Warner Cable overhead cable installation (8 weeks)
  • 14th to 15th - Traffic control poles and wiring (1 week)
  • 15th to Liberty - sewer pipe lining (1 week)
  • At Liberty - Concrete work will continue at Stop #12 (1 week remaining)
  • At Findlay - TPSS conduit work (1 week remaining); TPSS foundation work in the Findlay Market north parking lot (2 weeks remaining)
  • Sellew Alley to Henry - new sanitary and storm sewer installation (1 week remaining)

HENRY STREET

  • Elm to Race - track concrete base work  (4 weeks remaining) Henry St. will be closed from Elm to Race starting Mon. 7/14 for 60 days.  Detours will be posted.  Otherwise, traffic will be minimally restricted at all times.

Construction Coming Soon

Work on the Diamond at the intersection of 12th & Race will continue until mid-August.  The first pieces of special trackwork to be installed at this location are expected to arrive on site early this week.

Meanwhile, crews will begin work on the concrete tubs that will hold the Henry Street switches that will provide access for the streetcar into and out of the Maintenance & Operations Facility (MOF). 

Progress Last Week

diamond trackwork inspection

Project staff visited a plant in Birmingham, Alabama to inspect the various trackwork pieces that will be installed at the corner of 12th & Race as part of the diamond. 

12th & Race diamond construction

Meanwhile, crews poured concrete tubs in the intersection of 12th & Race Streets this week in anticipation of the upcoming diamond installation.

12th & Race diamond construction

The first pieces of trackwork to be installed at 12th & Race are expected to arrive early this week.

Henry Street turnout excavation

On Henry Street, crews began excavation in preparation for the installation of turn-outs which will allow the streetcar to access the MOF site. 

Stop #10 handrails

Some finishing touches at station stops, like these handrails at Stop #10, were also installed this week.