Continued failure of Barclays Arena/ FCR construction flaggers fail to control construction trucks to stay in official staging area until needed. Either the tractor trailer truck entered Pacific street from Carlton Ave (violates non trucking route) or the official arena flaggers again failed to control & released the trucks prematurely into public residential area with no instructions what so ever as to where to go or when to go there.
Construction vehicle entering arena block causes intersection delay at Atlantic and Flatbush during rush hour
At about 8:15 am the eastbound lane of Atlantic Avenue was shut down for minutes in order to enable a construction vehicle to back into the arena block. As a result eastbound Atlantic Avenue traffic blocked the Flatbush Avenue intersection causing Flatbush to get backed up as well.
I've attached photos of the construction vehicle entering the arena block (one and two), of the Atlantic Avenue traffic (three) and of the intersection blocked (four). I also photographed the intersection once the eastbound traffic on Atlantic was free to move forward (five).
The floodlights in the Vanderbilt Railyard are being used to extend construction work hours to as late as 11:00 PM many days of the week. In the spring of 2010, LIRR told community members the lights would be used infrequently to enable work that could not be executed in the day while the railyard was operating. At that time there was no mention the lights would be used for construction.
The policy for use of the lights has apparently changed. According to ESDC Project Director Arana Hankin, LIRR and the FCRC contractors working on the Carlton Avenue Bridge are negotiating an agreement for the use of the lights that includes extending construction work hours. The rebuilding of the Carlton Avenue Bridge is not a LIRR project, although its completion is dependent on various elements of railyard construction being finished. The lights are planned to be used until reconstruction of the Carlton Avenue Bridge is complete, which must be prior to the time the arena opens in September 2012. It is unclear to what extent the lights will be used when construction in Vanderbilt Railyard continues with the replacement of the permanent railyard. It is anticipated to be complete in 2016.
NYC Dept 311 ticket to start surveillance of Barclays Arena & Vanderbilt Rail yards for continued dumping of toxic hazadous mtls
NYC Dept conformation number to start surveillance of Barclays Arena & Vanderbilt Rail yards for continued dumping of toxic hazardous materials; tires, lead car batteries, paint & urine;
311 explained that the property owner is responsible for removal.
http://www.atlanticyardswatch.net/node/430 lead car battery
http://www.atlanticyardswatch.net/node/439 Hazardous materials, trash & discarded urine bottle
Barclays Arena rail yard contractor Tully illegally parking & blocking bike lane @ Bergen St & Flatbush Ave @ AM rush hour
Barclays Arena rail yard contractor Tully construction truck illegally parking blocking bike lane @ Bergen St & Flatbush Ave @ AM rush hour, this is a highly congested pedestrian traffic for the short block for commuters for the 2/3 train & bike lane.
00:24 bikes must move into travel lane & contend with cars
2011-12-10 Lighting update on rail yard work on Sat nite
01:54 lights off @ 6:45pm
Update 2011-12-11 @ 8:21pm
Video shows stark difference with high pressure sodium vapor lamps on vs. off
2010-12-10 New location LIRR gate to rail yard left unlocked & open creating a very hazardous condition @ Pacific & Vanderbilt
2010-12-10 LIRR gate to rail yard unlocked & open creating a very hazardous condition directly across from guard shack @ NW corner of Vanderbilt Ave & Pacific
2011-12-09 only the NE corner of rail yard 10pm update construction workers create plumes of smoke into neighborhood
Update: lights off @ 11pm Friday 2011-12-09
00:00 NW corner @ 6th Ave & Atlantic or mid-rail yards shows any construction activity
00:53 Clear picture of workers are using localized lighting
02:47 construction workers create plumes of smoke that fills the air
Pictures show time stamp & smoke
2011-12-08 Why is the ESDC condoning the Barclays Arena contractors to illuminate the entire rail yard for no reason?
The video shows..... no reason to the illuminate the entire rail yard.....
the rail yard’s high intensity sodium flood lights to be on as late as 11:05pm then finally off @ 11:10pm; …. If you look @ the video where is the work be performed? E.g., why does the west end of the yard need to be illumined when clearly there is no work being performed?
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