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August 2, 2011

Atlantic Yards Project Causes Traffic Woes

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New Atlantic Yards traffic patterns are thus far a big hit with motorists.

Drivers at a busy Brooklyn intersection are dealing with a new traffic pattern because of the ongoing Atlantic Yards project.

Vehicles going north on Fourth Avenue can no longer turn left on Flatbush.

The idea was to reduce traffic tie-ups, but residents said Monday that it's making the problem worse.

"I would say the whole situation we have going on with the new sports stadium and the rerouting of the traffic and everything is a whole mess. It's terrible,” said one resident. “I'm a native of Flatbush, Brooklyn, and I hate it. I hate the whole Atlantic Yards project, it’s just a travesty."

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Posted by eric at August 2, 2011 12:45 PM