Wednesday, February 24, 2016

DOT: new street encroachments/protections coming to site; safety issue recognized as key to Times Plaza upgrade

As more construction emerges at the Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park site, there will be additional encroachments on the street and sidewalks, and new MPT (maintenance and protection of traffic) will be needed.

At tonight's Atlantic Yards Community Update meeting, Leroy Branch of the New York City Department of Transportation said the new MPT will be unveiled either at the next Community Update meeting, in April, or at a special meeting before then.

He added that community concerns regarding a planned public space upgrade at Times Plaza--residents said safety first--"resonated with us... We're going to come back to the community with a safety plan in and around the area, as well as Times Plaza... It's not just going to look at the plaza... we definitely heard you."

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