CINCINNATI – Race Street between Findlay Street and McMicken will be closed for approximately two hours tomorrow afternoon, Thursday, Feb. 11, for the delivery of a streetcar vehicle at the Maintenance and Operations Facility (MOF) in Over-the-Rhine. In addition, Henry Street will be closed between Elm and Race.
Closure is expected at approximately 3 p.m. tomorrow, though is dependent upon traffic. A more specific time will be provided tomorrow via Twitter as the schedule is updated by the delivery company.
Upon arrival Downtown, the flatbed tractor-trailer carrying the streetcar will travel north on Race via Liberty Street.
Law enforcement will proceed in front and behind the flatbed as a safety measure to alert motorists and pedestrians. There will be brief, rolling closures along Liberty and Race streets as the streetcar travels though intersections.
It will take approximately 90 minutes for the streetcar to be unloaded onto the tracks adjacent to the MOF at 1927 Race Street.
Race Street south of Findlay to Liberty will reopen once the tractor-trailer passes through this stretch. All streets will be reopened after the streetcar is unloaded and delivered into the MOF.
On-street parking will be restricted along Race for the delivery.
This is the third vehicle of five to be delivered to Cincinnati from the assembly plant in Elmira, NY. The first two streetcars were delivered last fall.
Meanwhile, on-track testing with one of the streetcars resumes this afternoon, Wednesday, Feb. 10, along the full route. Motorists and pedestrians are encouraged to be alert as this new transportation infrastructure travels.