Tuesday, June 21, 2016

From the latest Construction Update: plans (again) to narrow Atlantic Avenue with MPT barriers

According to the latest two-week Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park Construction Update (bottom), covering the two weeks beginning Monday June 20 and released yesterday by Empire State Development at 12:30 pm (late) after preparation by Greenland Forest City Partners, some major work promised in the previous Construction Update is now expected in this period, which could further narrow Atlantic Avenue traffic with barriers.

The exact contour of the barriers is unclear.

Notably, pending approval from the Department of Transportation, installation of new MPT (Maintenance and Protection of Traffic) and mobilization of equipment along Atlantic Avenue (from LIRR Site Entrance to Carlton Avenue) is expected to begin during this reporting period. A community notice will be distributed.

Also, again as predicted in the previous Construction Update and at the Community Update meeting, demolition at Block 1120--the buildings that bump down into the railyard from Atlantic Avenue--could commence upon receipt of Department of Buildings and Department of Transportation permits. MPT could be installed on Atlantic Avenue. A community notice will be distributed.

After-hours work

Also, there will be late shift, Saturday, and overnight work. Saturday work is expected at B2, at the corner of Flatbush Avenue and Dean Street, as well as other sites, including B3 (38 Sixth Avenue), B11 (550 Vanderbilt Avenue), B12 (615 Dean Street), and B14 (535 Carlton Avenue). Second-shift work also may occur at B2, which is the first tower expected to open.

Weekend electrical utility work will continue at the LIRR rail yard, and demolition of the LIRR tunnel should continue on weekends, continuous from Friday night through Sunday morning.

More changes

Also, the stalled removal of the B2 tower crane--remember, there were sparks--should resume during this reporting period. All work will be performed within the construction fence perimeter.

New work at B3 includes installation of standpipe and duct work installation. Jumping of the hoist will continue as needed as the building rises. Setback platforms will be installed once they go above the 16th floor. Installation of PE5 and PE6 (Passenger Elevator) rails will occur.

Sewer work

As announced at the Community Update meeting last week:

Pursuant to DEP [Department of Environmental Protection] permits during this reporting period mobilizing and prep work for sewer relining within the project site in Pacific Street between Vanderbilt and 6th Avenues may begin. Work involves video, cleaning and vacuuming operations. Including using a large size jet and vacuum truck and support vans on the existing sewer main below.
Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park Brooklyn Construction Alert 6-20-16

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