Sunday, October 11, 2015

Because of "operational conflicts" (what?), late-night/weekend work planned for railyard area

Here's today's enigma: What does "operational conflicts" mean? 

Because those are the stated reasons for late night work pile drilling underneath Vanderbilt Avenue and below-grade at the Vanderbilt Yard for a week starting this Tuesday, as well as work next weekend.

(Note that the precise location is not specified in the Community Notice, at right and below.)

The term "operational conflicts" could mean anything, including simply "we want to get the work done faster before winter to meet our deadlines."

The weeknight work, which starts at 7 am, will last until midnight, and the weekend work will be 8 am to 8 pm.

And while the notice states that "[l]ocalized directional lighting will be used and all construction equipment meets environmental project requirements regarding noise," that doesn't mean the work won't be intrusive.

The text of the notice
Community Notice
Late night and weekend work 
Between Tuesday, October 13, 2015 and Tuesday, October 20, 2015
As part Long Island Railroad West Portal construction for the Pacific Park Brooklyn and because of operational conflicts project contractors will be working weekdays starting Tuesday, October 13th through Tuesday, October 20th until 12AM midnight and on weekends, Saturday, October 17th and Sunday October 18th between the hours of 8AM - 8PM drilling piles. 
Localized directional lighting will be used and all construction equipment meets environmental project requirements regarding noise. Work will take place 40' below grade.
As always, please feel free to reach out to our offices with any questions or concerns.
Pacific Park Brooklyn Community Liaison Office
1-866-923-5315
communityliaison@pacificparkbrooklyn.com 
Empire State Development
(212) 803-3736
atlanticyards@esd.ny.gov

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