MEDIA CONTACT: Rocky Merz, 513-352-5358 or Ursula Miller, 513-352-3417
CINCINNATI – Elm Street will be closed between 14th and Liberty from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 19, so crews may perform tests on all three streetcars. In addition, on-street parking will be prohibited on the east side of Elm during the tests.
Crews will test brake mechanisms on the first two streetcars in the fleet, as well as overall movement and dynamics on the newest vehicle that arrived from the manufacturer last week. If time permits, crews also will run the newest streetcar around the full 3.6-mile route to check for clearances.
Motorists driving north on Elm will be detoured west onto 14th and north on Central Parkway, east on Liberty and back to Elm. Detour signage will be posted. See the map below for details.
Local access for residents and businesses on Wade, Odeon and Magnolia will be allowed via Central Parkway. Access to 15th between Elm and Central Parkway will be allowed via Odeon to Bianca Alley.