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From the latest Construction Update: installation of structures at railyard

The latest Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park Construction Update (bottom), covering the two weeks beginning Monday, Aug. 6,, was circulated at 2:33 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.

One new thing, at the Vanderbilt Yard: pending approval of permits, installation of both the new Yard Signal Hut (CIL) from Atlantic Avenue and the new Generator Attenuator structure from Pacific Street will occur during this reporting period. These installations will be completed on weekends to limit impact on traffic and pedestrians. The precise location of these structures was not specified.

East Portal work

At the East Portal of the Vanderbilt Yard, at Atlantic and Vanderbilt avenue, Stage 2 MPT (Maintenance and Protection of Traffic) for the East Portal Demolition/Reconstruction will remain in place.

This creates a work zone that encompasses the southernmost travel lane and the south parking lane on Atlantic Avenue between Clermont and Vanderbilt avenues. It closes the south sidewalk of Atlantic between Clermont and Vanderbilt and the west sidewalk of Vanderbilt between Atlantic Avenue and Pacific Street. The west and south pedestrian crossings at the intersection of Atlantic Avenue and Vanderbilt Avenue are closed.

Demolition of the concrete portions of the East Portal structure is expected to begin during this period; it was previously said to begin in the previous two-week period.

Barclays Center sidewalk

Barclays Center sidewalk work was described as nearly complete as of of June, but punch list work is still planned during the day and night time on Flatbush, Atlantic and Sixth avenues.

Utility work

National Grid and Con Edison Utility relocation work on Atlantic and Vanderbilt avenues will be ongoing, with some work possible during overnight hours. (The previous alert said the work was expected to be completed this month, but it apparently could stretch.)

Railyard work

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--yet

As stated in the past 56 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--but it should happen this year, it was announced last month.

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