Friday, May 29, 2015

Latest notice: weekend work at Atlantic and Sixth, plus closure tonight at Sixth (and obfuscatory language)

Just a day after announcing that West Portal construction for Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park would close Sixth Avenue between Atlantic Avenue and Pacific Street for another week, developer Greenland Forest City Partners and Empire State Development, the state agency overseeing/shepherding the project, announced weekend work, along with another closure.

The language seems rather confusing.

The previous notice issued yesterday, at bottom, indicated nightly closures of Sixth "Thursday May 28th to Friday May 29." That word "to" indicates that the closure ends today, while the word "closures" indicates multiple days. Rest assured, as the updated notice directly below indicates, the street will be closed tonight from 10 pm to 6 am.

The new work announced will be 8 am to 4 pm Saturday, May 30 and Sunday, May 31. The notice states that "Sixth Ave will be open during this weekend, however surrounding work zones will be closed."

That's unclear. If there are work zones, they are "open" and "operating", thus taking up the street. If they are "closed," that could leave the impression that they're idle.

Notice issued May 29

Notice issued May 28

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