Tuesday, October 11, 2016

From the latest Construction Update: open space work begins; weekend work at railyard lasts until 7 pm

Well, that didn't last. While last month, the previous two-week Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park Construction Update was issued with more than one business day's notice, the latest Update (bottom), circulated today at 4:35 pm (just before Yom Kippur!)  and covering the two weeks beginning Monday, Oct. 10 was nearly two days late.

According to the update, released by Empire State Development after preparation by Greenland Forest City Partners, open space work will finally begin outside the 550 Vanderbilt condo site, aka B11.

Also, instead of stopping work at 6 pm, as is standard on weekdays (weekend work needs a special permit), weekday and weekend work over the next two weeks in the Vanderbilt Yard will be extended to "approximately" 7 pm "to prepare for the temporary relocation of the LIRR drill track and the West Portal approach slab construction."

Also, beginning this Friday, 10/14/16, and continuing through Sunday, Pacific Street between Sixth and Carlton avenues "will be closed to traffic to allow the delivery and installation of LIRR electrical Substation and Transformers. Access to the private parking garages will be permitted and administrative controls will be in place to help direct pedestrian and vehicular traffic."

After-hours work
As in previous weeks, there may be late shift, Saturday, and overnight work. Saturday work is expected at B2 (461 Dean Street), and at other sites, including B3 (38 Sixth Avenue), B11, 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.

As stated in the past nine construction updates, demolition at Block 1120, the railyard block between Sixth and Carlton avenues, could commence upon receipt of Department of Buildings and Department of Transportation. A community notice will be distributed.

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