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CINCINNATI – Seventh Street between Vine and Walnut will be closed from 7:00 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, Oct. 10, until 6:00 a.m. Monday, Oct. 13, so crews may install track for the Cincinnati Streetcar at the Walnut Street intersection.
At least one lane of Walnut Street will remain open throughout the weekend as crews install track, weld it in place, add reinforcing steel and pour concrete. An additional lane on Walnut will be opened as field conditions allow.
Cincinnati police will be stationed at Seventh and Walnut, and Sixth and Walnut, to assist with traffic flow. Detour signs also will be posted to direct motorists around the site. Local access will be maintained.
In addition, Sixth Street will be closed between Main and Walnut during the same period this weekend for underground electric work by Duke Energy.
Detour signs will be posted.
Other streetcar work
On Monday, Oct. 13, Race Street will be closed between McMicken and Elder, and Findlay Street will be closed between Vine and Elm from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to accommodate a rail delivery.
Motorists traveling eastbound on McMicken will be detoured to Liberty. Detour signs will be posted, including additional parking signage on the west side of Findlay Market at Findlay and Elm.
“The delivery has been scheduled on a date Findlay Market is closed to minimize the disruption to patrons, other area businesses and residents,” said John Deatrick, streetcar project executive.
Also, starting Monday, Oct. 13, through Friday, Oct. 17, westbound Central Parkway will be closed between Sycamore and Main streets so crews can perform tie-ins on water main valves as part of streetcar-related infrastructure improvements. This is the second of three tie-ins taking place in October in the same area. The third tie-in is scheduled for Oct. 20-24.
Travelers heading west on Central Parkway will be detoured south on Sycamore to Ninth Street to Main and then back to Central Parkway. Eastbound Central Parkway will remain open.
A law enforcement officer will be posted at Sycamore and Central Parkway to manually control traffic signals.
Please note: Vehicular access to the Hamilton County Jobs and Family Services building will be prohibited from Central Parkway.
Detour signs will be posted to help guide pedestrians and motorists.