Tuesday, September 15, 2015

From the latest Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park Construction Alert: weekend work at the railyard; sidewalks partially closed near B-15

According to the latest Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park Brooklyn Construction Update, issued yesterday at 5:25 pm, there will be new weekend work in the Vanderbilt Yard, notably drilling of Support of Excavation piles this Saturday and Sunday. The noise level is unclear.

Also sidewalks along Pacific Street, Dean Street and Sixth Avenue near the B-15 site will be partially closed at times, as geotechnical borings and test pits will be performed..

Below are excerpts from the document (in full at bottom) that indicate new work, with asterisks.

LIRR Yard Activities – Night/Weekend Work
During this reporting period:
Weekend Electrical Utility work (conduit and support installation) is being performed inside the LIRR Tunnel and will continue during this reporting period and is currently scheduled to continue through the end of 2015.
*Pending LIRR approval, drilling of Support of Excavation (SOE) piles to be performed on Saturday 9/19 and Sunday 9/20 during daytime hours.
B11 – 550 Vanderbilt Avenue
During this reporting period:
*The removal of equipment used to install the foundation has commenced.
*Superstructure work is continuing with the framing and pouring of the cellar floor as well as the first floor.
*A crane is expected to mobilize during this reporting period.
*Foundation backfill and waterproofing will continue through this reporting period.
B-15 (6th Ave and Pacific Street)
At 666 Pacific Street yesterday
During this reporting period:
*Geotechnical borings and test pits will be performed this period. Soil and well borings will be drilled with the use of a limited access drill rig, when required. Test pits within the sidewalks and basements of existing properties will be hand excavated, with use of a jackhammer.
*Some of the geotechnical borings and test pits will be performed on the sidewalks along Pacific Street, Dean Street and Sixth Avenue. In all cases the sidewalks will be partially closed, however a five foot pedestrian lane will be maintained in accordance with obtained DOT permits.
*As part of mobilizing for the demolition, the contractor will be cleaning out the contents of the building at 666 Pacific Street. The contractor will have a dumpster which will be placed either inside the building or on the adjacent sidewalk, which will be removed daily.

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