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August 3, 2010

Flatbush Avenue lane closure delayed until August 20, as contractor wasn't ready

Atlantic Yards Report

Like a death-row inmate getting an 11:59 p.m. call from the governor, Flatbush Avenue users have been granted a stay — but only until August 20th.

On July 26, the Empire State Development Corporation announced a temporary (aka 17-month) closure of one lane of Flatbush Avenue between Atlantic Avenue and Dean Street, to begin on August 1.

Forest City Ratner even bought the back page (right) of the Brooklyn Paper to announce the plan, as well as an interior page of the Courier-Life.

Today, however, the ESDC issue an updated community notice, announcing the work would begin instead on August 20.

Why? The contractor was not ready to commence work, the ESDC said in response to my query. I assume that refers to the contractor working on Metropolitan Transportation Authority vent structures.

Click through for the updated work notice, and a look at the latest Atlantic Yards Construction Update.

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Courier-Life Publications, UPDATE: Flatbush constriction put off for three weeks

Flatbush Avenue will still lose a lane of traffic around the future home of the Brooklyn Nets, but the work won’t begin until Aug. 20, the state announced this week.

Posted by eric at August 3, 2010 1:20 PM