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From the latest Construction Update: track work this weekend on railyard between Carlton and Vanderbilt

According to the latest Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park Construction Update (bottom), covering the two weeks beginning July 31, was circulated yesterday at 3:40 pm by Empire State Development (ESD) after preparation by Greenland Forest City Partners.

That was more lead time than most Updates, which come after the work has commenced, but in this case it had to be out early to announce that the Long Island Rail Road will be performing track work on existing yard tracks in Block 1121, which is north of Pacific Street between Carlton and Vanderbilt avenues. In other words, had ESD known about this, it should have been announced in the previous update.

Also, at the same block of the railyard, drilling of foundation piles is expected to resume in the B10 Building area (near Vanderbilt Avenue) during this reporting period. It also had been expected to resume during the previous two weeks.

Also during these two weeks, work on roofs and terraces is expected to be completed at B11, 550 Vanderbilt, and open space is expected to be completed.

Saturday and after-hours work

Saturday work could occur B12 (615 Dean), and B14 (535 Carlton), where open space work is ongoing. Then again, pretty much nothing has been happening at B12. No weekend work is predicted at the arena block or at B11.

In the railyard, weekday foundation pile installation in the area of the B5 site may extend work hours up to 5:30 pm and may occur on Saturdays.

Also, ongoing testing for the new LIRR substation may extend weekday work hours up to 7 pm and may require work on Saturday and Sunday.

The demolition that hasn't happened

As stated in the past 30 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 permits. A community notice will be distributed. Maybe it's not actually going to happen within this two-week reporting period.

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