Tuesday, December 23, 2014

From the latest Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park Construction Alert: Atlantic Avenue sidewalk near Barclays Center closed to accommodate drilling

According to the latest Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park Brooklyn Construction Update, covering this week and next and issued yesterday by Empire State Development after preparation by Greenland Forest City Partners, work continues on the two towers on the southeast portion of the site, and testing is needed to assess whether compressors used at the Vanderbilt Yard need additional noise mitigation.

Also, the south sidewalk on Atlantic Avenue between the Barclays Center and Sixth Avenue will be closed during daytime work hours to accommodate drilling on Sixth Avenue, and the pedestrian crossing at Atlantic and Sixth is now on the east side of the intersection.

(Here's the previous alert.)

From the document:
LIRR Yard Activities - Block 1120 & 1121• Within the yard, drilling of SOE [support of excavation] soldier piles along the mid-block of Block 1120 will continue during this reporting period. Compressors located on the 6th Avenue bridge will be utilized for this SOE drilling. Once the compressors are operational, the OEM will perform testing per the project noise protocols. If the results of the testing demonstrate the need for additional noise mitigation measures, these will be developed and implemented by the contractor.
LIRR Yard Activities – Atlantic Avenue• During this reporting period, MPT will be shifted into the Stage 3 MPT configuration in order to allow SOE drilling operations to shift to the western side of 6th Avenue:
o 6th Avenue between Atlantic Avenue and Pacific Street remains one-way northbound only
o Pedestrian crossing at Atlantic and 6 Avenues now takes place at the east side of the intersection
o The south sidewalk on Atlantic Avenue between Barclays Arena and 6 Avenue will be closed during daytime work hours and reopened each night;
• Transportation Enforcement Agents (TEAs) will continue to be in place, as outlined in the DOT permit stipulations.
• Drilling of SOE piles along the western side of 6th Avenue will commence during this reporting period. It is not currently anticipated that this work will take place at night. 
Block 1129• B11 – 550 Vanderbilt Avenue:o Contractor will continue installation of MPT along Dean Street and Vanderbilt Avenue during this reporting period.
o Contractor will continue mobilization of trailers to project site during this reporting period.
• B14- 535 Carlton Avenue:o Mass excavation and foundation activities will continue during this reporting period. 
How to Reach Pacific Park Brooklyn Community Liaison Office (CLO)The Community Liaison Office has been relocated to Atlantic Center, 625 Atlantic Avenue. Located on the 3rd floor, visitors seeking the office should enter through the mall entrance located at the corner of Atlantic Avenue and So. Portland Avenue. The CLO’s hours are M-F from 9am – 4pm and the phone number, 866-923-5315 and email, communityliaison@pacificparkbrooklyn.com remains the same.

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