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Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park graphic: what's built/what's coming + FAQ (pinned post)

From the latest Construction Update: early April seen as end of work revamping railyard

The latest Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park Construction Update (bottom), covering the two weeks beginning Monday, March 2, was circulated Friday Feb. 28 at 5:52 pm (lead time) by Empire State Development (ESD) after preparation by Greenland Forest City Partners.

Again, there's no big news, with much similar to the previous update. But there's a new horizon for the end of work revamping the Vanderbilt Yard, used to store and service Long Island Rail Road trains. That presumably would make it easier to start work on the platform over the first block of the railyard.

"Site demobilization, including material and equipment removal will continue," the document states. "Final site demobilization is expected to be accomplished by the end of March-early April 2020."

Meanwhile, "Weekend and night work continue and will include electrical punch-list closeout, train toilet servicing maintenance and repairs, cart-path construction along Track 1, site demobilization, and track restoration work. All weekend and night work are expected to be completed by the end of March."

Note that, in the previous update, it stated that a specific subset of work--not quite the same as listed above--was expected to be completed by the end of February.

Work at two towers

At the B15 and B4 tower construction sites, concrete superstructure work continues. Saturday work 9-5 is expected only at the B4 site. This is the second time that B15 has not been mentioned.

Atlantic Avenue changes

Continuing for the second two-week period are modifications to the Atlantic Avenue concrete median, both east and west of the Sixth Avenue intersection. Two lanes of traffic will be maintained, and no pedestrian traffic will be allowed on the south side of Atlantic along the B4 site. It's unclear how long this will last.

Pedestrians walking east or west along Atlantic Avenue must use the opposite side of the street (utilizing the Fort Greene Place and Sixth Avenue cross walks). Once the median work is complete, the east bound traffic lanes on Atlantic Avenue will be shifted (into the median) and a new pedestrian walkway will be installed along Atlantic and 6th Avenues.

Utility work

Also, according to the document, "Con Edison will be working in and around 6th Avenue and Pacific Street to provide electric service to the B4 and B15 sites."

It no longer says, "Please note that utility companies are not subject to the Project’s Memorandum of Environmental Commitments (MEC)." But that's still true. That's code for saying that the Con Ed doesn't have to tamp down noise in the same way that a construction company might.



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