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November 9, 2011

From the latest Construction Alert: new floodlights at railyard; discussions about how to reduce noise during upcoming Atlantic Avenue work

Atlantic Yards Report

The big news from the latest two-week Atlantic Yards Construction Alert, dated 11/7/11 and distributed yesterday by Empire State Development (after preparation by developer Forest City Ratner) includes:

  • Work at the railyard will continue on Saturdays and some Sundays, "due to the need to expedite all of this work for overall schedule maintenance" (in other words, to not fall behind)

  • Now that Daylight Savings Time is over, Yard Flood Lights will be turned at 6am and from dusk to 7:30 pm.

  • Work will begin late 1st quarter or early 2nd quarter 2012 on the remaining traffic mitigation work, most of which is made up of raised medians along Atlantic Avenue from Flatbush Avenue to Vanderbilt Avenue. Given previous complaints about noise, the parties involved are discussing how to "reduce noise intensity."

  • Bollard installation is continuing, starting at Flatbush Avenue and Dean Street and is anticipated to be complete around the site perimeter by the middle of December.

I wandered by the site last night and saw a few bollards installed. Based on comments at last Thursday's Atlantic Yards District Service Cabinet meeting, it was my understanding, however, that the city Department of Transportation had not yet approved the bollard plan. (I'll update this when I get it clarified.)

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Posted by eric at November 9, 2011 12:05 PM