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Better news for pedestrians and drivers: giant fence along Vanderbilt Avenue replaced next week with smaller temporary fence

As predicted in the latest Construction Update, the huge green fence outside 550 Vanderbilt (aka B11) will be replaced by a smaller, closer-in fence. It should have a material effect on not only pedestrians but also vehicles swerving and causing collisions at Vanderbilt and Dean.

According to a Community Notice circulated yesterday:
A temporary fence will be assembled along Vanderbilt Avenue allowing the process of dismantling the 16' high fence to take place. We anticipate removing the 16' high fence and structure during the week of July 11th.
A new protected pedestrian path will be established on the west side of Vanderbilt Avenue between Pacific and Dean Streets. The bicycle lane will be restriped. Installation of a new sidewalk bridge, reinstatement of traffic signals, pedestrian walkway, crosswalks and bicycle lane are scheduled during the following week of July 18th.

Final road striping will occur after fence modification is complete and is expected to be completed by July 25th.