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From the latest Construction Update: progress toward replacing huge fence; median restoration on Atlantic continues

According to the latest Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park Construction Update (bottom), covering the two weeks beginning November 20, was circulated at 4:45 pm Friday (lead time) by Empire State Development (ESD) after preparation by Greenland Forest City Partners, there's a modest amount of new work compared to the previous period, but it will be noticed.

Most prominently, outside the B12 site (aka 615 Dean) next to 550 Vanderbilt, "Work related to grading the site in preparation of replacing 16ft fence will commence."

Neighbors, as well as members of the Atlantic Yards Community Development Corporation, have pushed to have that fence--ostensibly to protect against noise and dust from construction--moved back, given that there's no construction. The new plan was finally announced at the Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park Quality of Life meeting last week.

Work on Atlantic Avenue

The improvement of Atlantic Avenue near and beyond the Barclays Center continues:
The lane shift on eastbound Atlantic Avenue will be moved further east during this reporting period in order to allow for median restoration work to progress.
The median MPT will be extended east during this reporting period in order to allow for restoration work to progress towards 6th Avenue.
Note the photo at right, taken Saturday 11/18/17 at 7 am, seems to bar the kind of unofficial arena parking I spotted last week.

Near residential buildings

At B14, aka 535 Carlton Avenue, there will be installation of a light pole in the open space courtyard.

Also note that two items listed in the previous update regarding B3, aka 38 Sixth Avenue, are listed again, including:
  • Completion of storefront glass and metal curtainwall panel.
  • Work related to installation of a traffic control devise & street lights will commence during this period.
Railyard and infrastructure work

The update notes:
  • Track installations will resume in Block 1121 during this reporting period.
  • Electrical utility work inside the tunnel will continue.
  • Preparation for New Track Slip Switches will continue (contractor and LIRR work)*
  • PD3 water in Atlantic Avenue, between 6th and Cumberland) main cleaning in progress for final DEP acceptance during this time period. All work behind MPT’s.
Saturday and after-hours work

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 38 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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