Streetcar Progress Update: July 28, 2014

Streetcar Progress Update: July 28, 2014

Main Street will be closed at night between 5th and 6th Streets for part of this weekend for water main work

Main Street between Fifth and Sixth streets will be closed for part of this weekend starting Friday, August 1 at 7:00 p.m. through Saturday, August 2 at 7:00 p.m.  so crews can prepare the area for a water main tie-in.

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.

Duke Energy to begin manhole work at 6th and Main Streets this week

On Monday, July 28, Duke Energy will begin work on two electric manholes at the intersection of 6th and Main Streets.  The work will take approximately four weeks to complete.  These 2 manholes will have lane restrictions on Main Street and 6th Street. Two through lanes will be maintained on each street with lane shifts.

Court and Walnut Street Substation Design to be Unveiled on Tuesday

Have you wondered what’s happening at Court and Walnut Streets?  It is a streetcar substation.  Get your questions answered, Tuesday, 3-7 PM, Main Public Library 1st floor.

 

Block by Block Construction (July 28-Aug 1, 2014)

MAIN STREET

  • At 3rd - sewer pipe lining (1 week)
  • 3rd to 4th - Duke gas main installation (2 weeks remaining)
  • 5th to 6th, 9th to Court - Water Main installation (1 week remaining)  Main Street between Fifth and Sixth streets will be closed for part of this weekend starting Friday, August 1 at 7:00 p.m. through Saturday, August 2 at 7:00 p.m.
  • 6th to 7th - Two Duke underground electric manholes are currently under construction at 6th and Main (4 weeks remaining)  These 2 manholes will have lane restrictions on Main Street and 6th Street. 2 through lanes will be maintained on each street with lane shifts

  • 8th to 9th - Duke underground electric conduit installation (1 week remaining)
  • At 12th - New sanitary and storm sewer installation (2 weeks remaining)

WALNUT STREET

  • Government Place to 4th  - Duke gas main work (1 week remaining)
  • 6th to 7th - Duke gas tie-ins (1 week remaining)
  • 7th to 9th - exploratory digging (potholing) and water main installation (1 week remaining)
  • 9th to Central Parkway - traffic control installation & rehab; water main installation (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 (3 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.

ELM STREET

  • At Liberty - sewer pipe lining (1 week);  installation of handrails at Stop #8 (1 week remaining)
  • At Elder- installation of handrails at Stop #9 (1 week remaining)

RACE STREET

  • At 12th - Trackwork and rail installation will continue at the intersection of 12th & Race (3 weeks remaining); Concrete work at Stop #13 (2 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.
  • Liberty to Henry - Time Warner Cable overhead cable installation (1 week remaining)
  • 14th to 15th - Traffic control poles and wiring (1 week remaining)
  • 15th to Liberty - Time Waner Cable overhead and underground installation (1 week remaining)
  • At Findlay - TPSS conduit work (1 week remaining)
  • Sellew Alley to Henry - new sanitary and storm sewer installation (1 week remaining)
  • At Henry - OCS pole foundations at the MOF site (2 weeks 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.

 

Progress Last Week

This week was an exciting one as the first pieces of the 12th and Race Diamond arrived on site.  This special trackwork will allow the streetcar tracks to cross over themselves at 12th and Race and allow the OTR and the Downtown portions of the route to be operated independently in emergency situations.

Workers unload the first of four switches which will comprise the diamond at 12th & Race.

Each switch is placed in its own concrete tub to maintain electrical isolation.

Workers unload the cross piece that sits at the center of the diamond.  This will allow the track to cross itself at 12th and Race. 

Concrete tubs for more turnouts on Henry Street were also poured this week.  These switches will allow the streetcar to access the maintenance and operations facility.