Streetcar work begins on Main Street between Sixth and Court
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
Main Street between Sixth and Court will be reduced to one
lane through October as underground electric work commences associated with the
Cincinnati Streetcar and infrastructure improvements.
Turns onto cross streets also will be restricted at times.
In addition, for the next
month, Seventh Street between Walnut and Main, and Eighth Street between
Sycamore and Main, both will be reduced to one lane to allow for the complete
reconstruction of electrical vaults in the center of these major intersections.
"Doing this work contiguously block by block minimizes the
length of time for the disruption," said John Deatrick, project executive for
the streetcar. "It is the most efficient, cost-effective way for Duke Energy's
contractor to accomplish all the labor-intensive steps necessary to modernize
the utility's infrastructure and prepare the area for the streetcar. The
contractor will be replacing electric vaults, installing new conduit and
switching customers to new service lines during this period."
The City's streetcar team and Duke construction-management
personnel will be working with area residents and businesses to minimize their
The first blocks of Main Street to be affected lie between Sixth
and Eighth. Work begins Monday night. Other blocks of Main, north to Court
Street, also will have lane restrictions as crews progress through their work.
Motorists should allow extra time when traveling in this
area or consider alternative routes to their intended destination. Bus riders
should visit www.go-metro.com for updated