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CINCINNATI – Walnut Street will be reduced to one through lane between Central Parkway and Ninth Street tomorrow, Saturday, Nov. 14, beginning at 3:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. for electric work at a substation for the Cincinnati Streetcar.
On-street parking will be prohibited in this stretch of Walnut while work is under way. Police will be stationed at the intersection of Central Parkway and Walnut to help direct motorists around the site.
Other streetcar work
Crews are scheduled to resume live-power and signal checks on the first streetcar vehicle in Over-the-Rhine on Monday, Nov. 16. Meanwhile, crews also are planning to conduct overhead power tests with a model pantograph in the Central Business District later next week.
Live-power testing in the OTR and CBD loops is scheduled to begin early next month.
The second streetcar vehicle is expected to be delivered to Cincinnati from the manufacturer’s assembly plant in Elmira, NY, in late November, with the three remaining vehicles coming in December, January and February.
Basic Streetcar Safety
- Stay at least 10 feet away from the overhead power wire in all directions
- The overhead power wire is high voltage and contact with it could be fatal
- Don’t cross in front of a moving streetcar
- Obey all signs and traffic signals
- Stop and look both ways before crossing the tracks
- Pedestrians cross only at designated crosswalks
Parking is prohibited in the curb lane in front of or behind station stops to allow room for the streetcar to maneuver without obstruction. Motorists and pedestrians are reminded to heed these restrictions. Vehicles in these areas will be towed.