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Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park graphic: what's built/what's coming + project FAQ (pinned post)

From the latest Construction Alert: intersection of Atlantic and Sixth avenues reopened

The latest Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park Construction Update (bottom), covering the two weeks beginning January 1, was circulated at 11:36 am today (late, though Jan. 1 was a holiday) by Empire State Development (ESD) after preparation by Greenland Forest City Partners. There's not much new compared to the previous update.

There's been progress: West Portal related work activities have been completed, which means barriers at Atlantic and Sixth avenues have been removed, Sixth Avenue has been reopened to two-way traffic, and pedestrian crosswalks and sidewalks at that intersection have been reopened.

Still, the south sidewalk and the south travel lane between Cumberland Street and Carlton Avenue remain closed for railyard work.

"New" work

Outside 38 Sixth Avenue (B3), street paving work "is expected to commence subject to weather," though it was supposed to commence two weeks ago.

At the Long Island Rail Road, tieback and SOE (support of excavation) installation in the northeastern portion of Block 1120 (just west of the Carlton Avenue Bridge) is expected to resume, though it was expected to resume in previous period.

Weekend work

Weekend electrical utility installations are expected to continue in the rail yard and in the tunnel. No times were cited.

The demolition that hasn't happened

As stated in the past 41 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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