Streetcar work means downtown street closure this weekend

Jul 11, 2013

Some preliminary construction work on the Cincinnati streetcar project will result in a downtown street closing this weekend.

Duke Energy will be working at the intersection of Fifth and Walnut Streets to relocate underground electric facilities, according to a press release from the city.

The closures will begin Friday at 6 p.m. and remain in place until Monday at 6 a.m.

West Fifth Street will be closed between Vine and Main.  Walnut Street will be closed between East Sixth and East Fourth.

The Walnut Street access to the Fountain Square parking garage will remain open.

Signs will be in place to direct drivers and pedestrians around the closures.

Crews will be working on the relocation around the clock during that time.