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Where Not To Drive On Thursday And Friday

First streetcar being tested on the tracks in Over-the-Rhine.
First streetcar being tested on the tracks in Over-the-Rhine.

Update 12/14/15 3:47 p.m.:

The full closure of southbound I-75 scheduled for Monday, Dec. 14 has been canceled.

Update 5 p.m.:

The full closure of southbound I-75 scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 10, has been canceled. The closure is rescheduled for Friday, Dec. 11, beginning at 11 p.m.

Original Post: A portion of southbound I-75 will be closed overnight Thursday and Friday for bridge work. A second full closure is set for the following Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. A segment of Elm St. in Over-the-Rhine will also be closed all day Thursday and Friday.

I-75

From the Ohio Department of Transportation:

Bridge work will require a full closure of southbound Interstate 75 at State Route 562 this week and next.

The closure will begin at 11 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10 and Friday, Dec. 11, reopening to traffic by 5 a.m. the next day.

This full closure will also be in place Monday, Dec. 14, Wednesday, Dec. 16 and Friday, Dec. 18, beginning at 11 p.m. and reopening by 5 a.m. the next day.

The detour is westbound I-275 to eastbound 74 to southbound I-75. The ramp from southbound I-75 to eastbound SR 562 will remain open. All work is weather dependent.

Central Parkway

From the Ohio Department of Transportation:

Construction work on Interstate 75 at Hopple Street will open Central Parkway to two lanes in each direction between Marshall and Monmouth roads this week.

To implement this new traffic configuration, work requiring a lane closure in each direction on Central Parkway will take place from 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10 until 6 a.m. Friday, Dec. 11.

Elm Street

First streetcar being tested on the tracks in Over-the-Rhine.
Credit Bill Rinehart / WVXU

From the City of Cincinnati:

Elm Street between 14th and Liberty will be closed 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, and Friday, Dec. 11, so crews for the Cincinnati Streetcar may conduct tests that require repeated acceleration and braking along a straight stretch of track.

The tests will check noise and vibration levels on the interior and exterior of the vehicle. Crews need to close Elm to accommodate microphones and recording equipment at the site.

Parking also will be prohibited along this stretch of Elm during the tests.

Motorists driving north on Elm will be detoured west onto 14th and north on Central Parkway, east on Liberty and back to Elm. Detour signage will be posted.

In addition, 15th Street will be closed between Pleasant Street and Elm. Local access will be allowed via Central Parkway for residents and businesses on Wade, Odeon and Magnolia. Access to 15th between Elm and Central Parkway will be maintained via Odeon to Blanca Alley.

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