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From the latest Construction Update: weekend/night work at the Vanderbilt Yard

The latest Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park Construction Alert (bottom), covering the two weeks beginning Monday, April 23, was circulated at 2:27 pm Thursday (lead time) by Empire State Development (ESD) after preparation by Greenland Forest City Partners, indicates new--and, potentially, disruptive--work at the Vanderbilt Yard.

At night and on weekends, the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) will use a portion of the yard lighting near the Atlantic Avenue LIRR Access Ramp for security reasons. This is expected to continue through September. No specific hours were indicated.

At the LIRR's East Portal, at the intersection of Atlantic and Vanderbilt avenues, test pit work will be performed during these two weeks to identify National Grid and Con Edison underground gas and electric services nearby. This work will be completed at night because of Department of Transportation permit stipulations. The amount of noise is unclear.

As in the previous update--not sure it is continuing, or just has been rescheduled--test pits are be scheduled and performed overnight at Atlantic and Vanderbilt avenues as part of the East Portal construction process. This also could be noisy, but the update doesn't specify.

As noted in the  previous update, LIRR will be turning on yard lighting "this weekend"--presumably, both?--near the Atlantic Avenue LIRR Access Ramp and possibly in the East Yard (Block 1121).

At the Vanderbilt Yard, daytime (presumably weekday) pile drilling will resume in in the northeastern portion of Block 1120 (just west of the Carlton Avenue Bridge). This too could be noisy.

At the Vanderbilt Yard, weekend daytime electrical utility installations are expected to continue in the yard and in the tunnel.

Building and sidewalk work

The final completion of 38 Sixth Avenue, aka B3, seems imminent, as sub-contractor work is being finished, and preparations for a Certificate of Occupancy will occur.

Also, previously planned sidewalk repair and road paving on Dean Street in the area around B12--just west of 550 Vanderbilt--is expected to be completed during this reporting period, weather permitting.

Sidewalk repair work around the Barclays Center, along Dean, Atlantic, and Flatbush avenue, will be at conducted during daytime, night-time and possibly weekend periods.

No new vertical construction is planned for now.

The demolition that hasn't happened

As stated in the past 49 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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