Sunday, August 30, 2015

From Atlantic Yards Watch: a truck idling in bus stop, a street closed without notice (and a truck blows through)

As construction proceeds, seeming violations continue, as documented by resident Peter Krashes on Atlantic Yards Watch. Yesterday, Bay Crane delivery truck idles in bus stop on Vanderbilt Avenue:
Bay Crane truck parked in the bus stop on the southwest side of the Vanderbilt/Dean intersection in front of 556 Vanderbilt idles for more than 3 minutes. It was still idling when I arrived and idling when I left. Residences are feet away.
Indeed, see the video:



Saturday was a day when the street was closed for construction, but they're still not supposed to idle like that. Even more confusingly, see a report from Friday, Dean Street block closed without notice for one day:
Due to work in the street at the Dean and Vanderbilt intersection, Dean Street between Carlton and Vanderbilt was closed today. According to multiple workers involved with the work, it was closed all day and re-opened around 2:15.
According to the workers, the work being executed was electrical work in the street for 550 Vanderbilt. The work was not Con Ed. There was no notice of this work, or the closure of the street by either the Pacific Park developers or the State.
Here's video:

Krashes noted:
The closure was poorly done, and caused confusion. The vehicles shown on the street eventually turned around and drove out against the direction of traffic
Here's video of a truck ignoring the closure out of confusion (and blowing through the barrier):


Added Krashes:
There was also electrical work in the street on August 13th for the project that disrupted traffic. That work was apparently directed toward feeding electric to the construction staging area. It took place at the same time the bike lanes were closed to install the white patches the Pacific Park Arts murals are now located on. I don't think either type of work was disclosed to the community.
The closure today is the first of a row of disruptions for the block this week. On Saturday Dean Street and Vanderbilt will be closed to construct a crane. On Tuesday the 1st, a notice from DEP was posted on my door stating the water will be shut down for a day for my building. The notices are posted up and down the street. According to a business I spoke to that depends on the use of water, they were consulted by DEP and found them helpful. It is work related to the construction of Pacific Park. There hasn't been any notice of this closure distributed by the Pacific Park developer or the State.

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