Cincinnati Streetcar Line Construction to Start

The City of Cincinnati signed a contract last week to begin construction of the city’s long-awaited streetcar line.

The $71.4 million contract is with a consortium of three local contractors, Messer/Prus/Delta JV.

A 3.6-mile folded loop will connect downtown Cincinnati with the Over-The-Rhine neighborhood to the north, using parts of Elm, Main, Race, and Walnut streets. There will be 18 stops.

The contract calls for completion in March 2015 of a 3,000-foot test track section and maintenance facility. “Substantial completion” of all work is expected by March 2016 with revenue service to begin in September 2016. The project was originally projected to be completed this past April.


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