CINCINNATI (AP) — Crews in Cincinnati are starting to pave the way for new streetcar rail tracks by removing stone pavers in part of one neighborhood.
The Cincinnati Enquirer (http://cin.ci/1aMfnEg ) reports workers were scheduled to begin the paver removal project Monday in Over-the-Rhine.
Installation of track is slated to begin next month along the 3.6-mile streetcar route linking areas along the Ohio River to downtown and Over-the-Rhine. Duke Energy began relocating underground utility lines several months ago.
The streetcar project has an estimated price tag of $133 million.
Critics have tried to stop the project, which has faced funding problems and cost overruns. Supporters say it could help boost downtown business and tourism.
Information from: The Cincinnati Enquirer, http://www.enquirer.com