Saturday, November 19, 2011

From Atlantic Yards watch: a traffic jam on Pacific Street yesterday, trucks idling, no enforcement

Several trucks idling. A truck delivering steel beams stuck for an hour. Several trucks idling on the street behind it. Cars caught in the traffic jam honking.

All this outside the Newswalk, a large residential building on Pacific Street between Carlton and Vanderbilt avenues, and adjacent buildings, late yesterday morning, as documented on Atlantic Yards Watch.

All apparently caused by the confluence of a construction worker's car double-parked due to lunch hour alternate side.

Meanwhile, flaggers from the staging area east on Pacific Street, unmindful of the traffic tie-up ahead, continued to let trucks proceed west toward the arena site.

Above left, trucks on Pacific Street just west and east of the Carlton Avenue intersection. East is the private street used as a staging area.

Note that the second truck blocked any other vehicle traveling north on Carlton Avenue to proceed in the only manner possible, which is west on Pacific Street.

The source of the traffic jam

Below, a picture of the rig further west on Pacific Street, stuck. More photos, and video, here. The lingering question: is there any oversight?

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