Streetcar construction heads to Walnut Street

CINCINNATI -- Streetcar construction is moving from Central Parkway into the Central Business District Friday with added lane closures.

The first streetcar track will be installed on Walnut Street.

"Seeing the track on Walnut Street is an exciting milestone in the construction process," said John Deatrick, project executive for the Cincinnati Streetcar. "It's a sign the streetcar is getting closer to achieving our goal to connect two major downtown neighborhoods: Over-the-Rhine and the Central Business District."

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Walnut Street has been reduced to two lanes to accommodate equipment and workers doing the excavation.

Court at Walnut will close at 8 p.m. Friday. The contractor plans to work in two-block stretches, moving south from Court Street to Third Street.

Track installation on Walnut Street is expected to be finished by early 2015.

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