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CINCINNATI – The closure of eastbound East Court Street between Walnut and Main has been extended to Monday, March 2, due to this week’s extreme cold and snow. The one-block stretch, closed since Feb. 13, to allow crews to install conduit to power the Cincinnati Streetcar, had been scheduled to reopen Monday, Feb. 23.
Main Street remains open while work is under way but has lane restrictions between Ninth and East Court streets. Motorists traveling on Walnut are being detoured east on Seventh Street and north on Main.
Pedestrian access on the south side of East Court has been maintained, as well as all crosswalks. On-street parking on the south side is prohibited during the closure. Parking on the north side remains open.
Detour signage is posted.
Other streetcar work
A power substation for the streetcar will be delivered by tractor-trailer to Metro’s Transit Center mid-morning tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 20. Motorists may be temporarily stopped after the tractor-trailer exits I-275 and travels with police escort via Montgomery Road to Reading to Eggleston to its destination on Pete Rose Way.
This is the last of four substations to be delivered for the streetcar. The substations power the streetcar along its 3.6-mile route. One is located at the streetcar’s maintenance and operations facility on the north end of the route in Over-the-Rhine, one is in the parking lot at Findlay Market at Race and Findlay streets and the other is at Court and Walnut.