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From the latest Construction Update: more late-night work in the Vanderbilt Yard, until 3 am; no Saturday residential work

The latest Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park Construction Update (bottom), covering the two weeks beginning Monday, May 27 (or, perhaps, a day later, given the holiday), was circulated at 6 pm yesterday (lead time) by Empire State Development (ESD) after preparation by Greenland Forest City Partners.

The document is supposed to mark new work in red, and only one paragraph is in red, a warning of late-night work in the Vanderbilt Yard:
Contractor plans to work second shift to excavate and install necessary TMSC (train toilet servicing cleanouts) between 6:00pm and 3:00am pending LIRR support availability. Appropriate noise, light, and dust mitigation practices will be observed.
This follows up two separate last-minute announcements of late-night work this past week, covering four nights. It also provokes the supposition that future Long Island Rail Road schedule needs may require more late-night work.

No Saturday residential work?

Unlike in the previous Construction Update, there's no announcement of Saturday work at either the B15 or B4 sites, where excavation and foundation construction work has previously occurred.

As is typical, the new Construction Update does mention some changes compared to the previous one, but does not highlight them.

Clearance at Vanderbilt and Atlantic

At the railyard's East Portal, at Atlantic and Vanderbilt avenues, it states:
The East Portal MPT has been amended into the approved Stage 6 MPT [maintenance and protection of traffic] plans. This MPT creates a safe work zone that closes the west most sidewalk of Vanderbilt Avenue between Atlantic Avenue and Pacific Street.
That's a significant change, since the previous update noted "Stage 3"--what happened to Stages 4 and 5?--that closed parts of Atlantic and Vanderbilt avenues, and the south pedestrian sidewalk.

Other new work

For example, at the railyard, it states "Contractor to install 6th Avenue Stair Tower structural steel frame." The implies the work will start; it was highlighted in the previous update as new work.

It's not new that "Weekend (Saturday daytime) electrical utility installations" will continue, but it is new to say that "Track Restoration work that require LIRR track outages are expected to continue in the yard."

And while it's not new to say that "LIRR may be utilizing portions of the yard lighting for security reasons," it is new to add that this is "expected to continue through... June." (Previously it had been March, then May. It's probably going to go a lot longer.)

As to demolition of the last building that "bumps" from Atlantic Avenue into the railyard, "The hand demolition of the 700 Atlantic Avenue Building is ongoing, and the mechanical demolition may begin during this reporting period." That mechanical demolition is new.


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