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From the latest Construction Update: East Portal work and Barclays sidewalk replacement

The latest Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park Construction Update (bottom), covering the two weeks beginning Monday, June 11, was circulated at 9:58 am Friday (lead time) by Empire State Development (ESD) after preparation by Greenland Forest City Partners.

No new vertical construction is planned for now, and there's not much change from the previous update.

Barclays Center sidewalk work continues, with with daytime work on Sixth Avenue in front of Sugar Factory for sidewalk and plaza replacement. Night time work will resume Monday night thru Friday night on Atlantic Avenue, with sidewalk chopping and subsequent new concrete to be poured in these areas.

This both fixes cracked sidewalks and, as I wrote, obviates the need to clean sidewalks deeply stained by dripping rust.

Railyard work at East Portal

Installations of Stage 1 MPT [Maintenance and Protection of Traffic] for the East Portal Demolition/Reconstruction will continue, closing close the south sidewalk, southern-most travel lane, and south parking lane on Atlantic Avenue near the intersection of Vanderbilt Avenue. At that intersection, the west pedestrian crossing will be closed. This allow for the demolition and reconstruction of the Rail Yard East Portal Structure.

Also, demolition of the Atlantic Ave median is part of this MPT. All this work will be completed over the new few weeks. East Portal daytime demolition prep will begin on sidewalk area adjacent to Vanderbilt Avenue.

Removal of soil and debris from atop the portal structure will continue during this reporting period.

Other work

Also, National Grid may be starting relocation work at Atlantic and Vanderbilt avenues, though that was announced as possibly occurring the previous two-week period.

The demolition that hasn't happened

As stated in the past 52 two-week 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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