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CINCINNATI – Race Street will be closed starting at approximately 3:00 p.m. today, Friday, Oct. 30, between Findlay Street and McMicken until approximately 5:00 p.m. for the delivery of the first streetcar vehicle at the Maintenance and Operations Facility in Over-the-Rhine. In addition, Henry Street will be closed between Elm and Race.
The flatbed tractor-trailer carrying the streetcar from the assembly plant in Elmira, NY, to Cincinnati will travel north on Race via Liberty Street. Please see the attached map.
Law enforcement will proceed in front and behind the flatbed as a safety measure to alert motorists and pedestrians. On-street parking will be restricted along Race for the delivery. Signs are posted. Barricades also have been set up on the sidewalks on both sides of Race near the streetcar’s destination to help maintain a safe distance between the flatbed and pedestrians who may gather to watch the delivery.
It will take approximately 90 minutes for the streetcar to unload onto the tracks adjacent to the MOF at 1927 Race Street.
Streets will be reopened after the streetcar is unloaded and delivered at approximately 5:00 p.m.