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From the latest Construction Update: B2 construction fence might start coming down, excavation on Pacific Street

According to the latest Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park Construction Update (bottom), covering the two weeks beginning Oct. 24 and circulated today at 1:43 pm (late) by Empire State Development after preparation by Greenland Forest City Partners (GFCP), there may be some minor changes around the exterior of construction sites--and some ongoing disruption.

Portions of the construction fence around 461 Dean Street (aka B2) may be removed this reporting period. Also, the sidewalk bridge at 550 Vanderbilt (B11)  may be taken down by the end of the month, while the high bridge at the corner of Vanderbilt Avenue and Pacific Street will still be utilized.

During this period, Optimum crews will excavate on Pacific Street between and Sixth avenues, to install infrastructure. "This work is NOT by GFCP but will be monitored," the update states.

Also, "noisy at times" water main installation activities will continue on Pacific between Sixth and Carlton avenues. That block of Pacific may be closed temporarily because of "[e]xpanded construction and underground field conditions." And wewer refurbishment continues on Pacific, including the replacement of manhole cover frames and recoating of the interior of manholes between Sixth and Vanderbilt.

After-hours work

As in previous weeks, there may be late shift, Saturday, and overnight work. Saturday work is expected at B2 and at 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. Weekday and weekend work in the Yard requires working hours to be extended to approximately 7 pm each evening to prepare for the temporary relocation of the LIRR drill track and the West Portal approach slab construction.

As stated in the past ten 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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