OC Streetcar Construction Expands Hours During COVID-19 Closures

Date: March, 24 2020 Category: City Manager, COVID-19

Starting Tuesday March 24, 2020, while many businesses on 4th Street are closed to the public, Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) will be adding OC Streetcar construction crews during the day and night to replace the water line between Ross Street and Broadway for the next two weeks.

This effort will reduce the time of inconvenience from the OC Streetcar construction significantly. The original timeline to complete this specific work was scheduled from four to six weeks; however, with a 24-hour street closure on 4th Street and crews able to work during the day and night, the construction timeframe will be substantially shorter.

The general daytime work hours for construction activities will be 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the general nighttime work hours for construction activities will be 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Please note, all scheduled activities are weather permitting and are subject to change.

Governor Newsom has issued a "stay at home" executive order to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. Construction of public transportation projects is considered an essential service and is exempt from this order. Work will continue on the OC Streetcar project as scheduled. Safety is our top priority; construction workers will be following all health and safety guidelines.

For up-to-date construction information, please download the OC Streetcar app available in the App Store and Google Play or follow OCTA on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. For any questions about the OC Streetcar project, please contact OCstreetcar@octa.net or (844) 746-6272.

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Thank you for your patience and understanding during the OC Streetcar construction!