March 1, 2016
MEDIA CONTACT: Rocky Merz, 513.352.5358, or Ursula Miller, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 513.352.3417
CINCINNATI – Race Street between Findlay Street and McMicken will be closed for approximately three hours tomorrow, March 2, 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.
The closure is expected at approximately noon tomorrow, but is dependent on traffic. A more specific time will be provided tomorrow via Twitter as the schedule is updated by the delivery company.
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 fourth vehicle of five to be delivered to Cincinnati from the assembly plant in Elmira, NY.
Meanwhile, on-track testing with one of the streetcars is scheduled for 12:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. March 3 and 4 along Main Street between Fourth and Fifth.
Third Street will be closed between Broadway and Main, and Sycamore will be closed Fourth to Third during the tests. The curb lane of Main Street also will be closed between Second and Fifth streets during the test. Detours will be posted.
Check @RoadmapCincy on Twitter for updates.