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February 9, 2012

Construction hours extended to 3 am to get Carlton Avenue Bridge done; flood lights will be on

Atlantic Yards Report

Apparently, Forest City Ratner is feeling the time pressure, as it plans work at Vanderbilt Yard as late as 3 am on weekdays to get the Carlton Avenue Bridge done, and will keep the lights on.

According to a Supplemental Report to the biweekly Construction Update issued today by Empire State Development (after preparation by Forest City):

Commencing on Thursday, February 9th, Yard construction hours have the potential to extend until 3:00 AM Monday through Friday. These extended hours will remain in place through the completion of the Carlton Avenue Bridge replacement, as needed. Additionally, to facilitate early start and late finish of work, Yard Flood Lights will be turned on at 6am and from dusk to 3:00 am, during double shifts through the completion of the Carlton Avenue Bridge replacement, as needed.

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NoLandGrab: Wait, we must've missed something. Didn't Forest City Ratner tell everyone early in 2008, when the bridge was closed, that a new bridge would be ready in two years? And didn't ESDC reassure everybody in December 2008 that there were "no changes in the schedule at this time." Guess they really did f**k the bridge. Not to mention the people of Brooklyn.

Posted by eric at February 9, 2012 6:27 PM