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From the latest Construction Update: railyard work continues (again)

The latest Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park Construction Update (bottom), covering the two weeks beginning Monday, July 9, was circulated at 3:12 pm 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. However, the ongoing infrastructure work is supposed to position the project for later tower construction.

Barclays Center sidewalk work was described as nearly complete before the previous two-week notice, but punch list work is still planned during the day and night time on Flatbush, Atlantic and Sixth Avenues.

Railyard work

Railyard sub-grading and final surface preparation in the western block--between Sixth and Carlton avenues--will be on-going during this reporting period.

At the eastern block, between Carlton and Vanderbilt avenues, installations of MPT [Maintenance and Protection of Traffic] for the East Portal Demolition/Reconstruction was previously expected to be completed in the previous two-week period, but now it is expected to be completed in this period.

That work closes 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. A portion of the Atlantic Ave median will be demolished.

National Grid, which was previously said to "may begin relocation work on Atlantic and Vanderbilt avenues," is now continuing relocation of gas mains on Atlantic and Vanderbilt avenues. This work is expected to be completed by the end of July.

Weekend (daytime) electrical utility installations are expected to continue in the railyard and in the tunnel. The LIRR will be utilizing a portion of the yard lighting near the Atlantic Avenue LIRR Access Ramp for security reasons. This is expected to continue through September.

The demolition that hasn't happened

As stated in the past 54 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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