Tuesday, June 23, 2015
MEDIA CONTACT: Ursula Miller, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 513-352-3417
CINCINNATI – Sixth Street will be closed between Main and Walnut from 7:00 p.m. Friday, June 26, till 6:00 a.m. Monday, June 29, so crews may install track on Main Street for the Cincinnati Streetcar.
One through lane of Main Street will remain open. Local vehicular access to businesses, residences and parking on Sixth Street will be maintained from Walnut, as well as pedestrian access.
Motorists traveling on Sixth will be detoured north at Main, west on Eighth, south on Walnut and west again on Sixth.
Detour signage will be posted.
Other streetcar work
To the west of Main Street, crews continue prepping and paving on Walnut from Central Parkway to Seventh. Weather permitting, paving and related work in this stretch is expected to wrap up next week.
Construction activities will continue on Walnut through this fall, though the impact to motorists will be limited to periodic lane closures. Crews are on schedule to finish paving the entire Walnut Street leg of the streetcar route from Central Parkway to Second Street by August. Other work on Walnut during the same period includes the installation of traffic signals, sidewalk and paver restoration.
Crews are expected to finish track work on Main Street from Central Parkway to Second Street by November. This is the last, major stretch of the route whose track is still under construction.
Crews will finish construction of the northern part of the route, known as the Over-the-Rhine loop, next month. Vehicle testing for the OTR loop is scheduled to begin this September.