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From the latest Construction Update: after weekend work, constricted access at Atlantic/Sixth intersection

According to the latest Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park Construction Update (bottom), covering the two weeks beginning July 17, was circulated Friday at 4:08 pm by Empire State Development 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 did include mention of changes to the road network that began Friday night, as previously announced, to allow work at the intersection at Atlantic and Sixth avenues.

In fact, the new Update amplifies the previous announcement, adding that "throughout the weekend there will be varying lane closures on Atlantic Avenue to allow for milling and paving of the street."

The Update also announces a change in the road network after the weekend work concludes at 5 am Monday.  Traffic  on Sixth Avenue between Pacific Street and Atlantic Avenue will remain limited to one northbound lane of traffic only.

Also, the sidewalk on the east side of the Sixth Avenue Bridge (between Pacific and Atlantic) will be closed to pedestrians. The west sidewalk will be opened. The pedestrian crossings on the east and south side of the Atlantic Avenue and Sixth Avenue intersection will be closed. No end date was announced.

Saturday and after-hours work

As in previous weeks, Saturday work could occur at B11 (550 Vanderbilt), B12 (615 Dean), and B14 (535 Carlton). Then again, pretty much nothing has been happening at B12. No weekend work is predicted at the arena block.

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 29 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.