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Video and photography show dump trucks lining Pacific Street between 6th and Carlton this morning

Video and photographs showing dump trucks lining Pacific Street between 6th and Carlton Avenues were attached to incident reports submitted to this website this morning.  

The two videos, titled "5:45 am Atlantic Yards/FCR no flaggers + illegal idling," and the photographs show a line of trucks waiting underneath the 170 unit Newswalk building to enter one of the Barclays Center truck entrances at Pacific Street and 6th Avenue.  

The trucks are lining up on the wrong block of Pacific Street.  The video and photography illustrates an ongoing problem long brought to the attention of ESDC and FCRC.  If the protocols outlined in the Barclays Center Delivery Truck Rules and Requirements for the use of a flagger at Carlton Avenue and Pacific Street are not kept, the public Pacific Street between Carlton and 6th Avenues quickly becomes an extension of the construction site.  The goal of the use of a flagger in this location is to avoid trucks lining up on this block.  

The complaint details the trucks lining up for an hour beginning at 5:45 am, and the photos contain time tags placing them between 6:10 and 6:37 am.  NYC law allows idling for no more than 3 minutes.  Construction hours for the Barclays Center begin at 7:00 am. 

Three of the ten Barclays Center Deliver Truck Rules and Requirements relate to the use of Pacific Street as a conduit for construction trucks:

6.  All trucks are to que as needed from Vanderbilt to Carlton Avenue on Pacific Street only.

7.  The flagger/radio operator at the intersection of Carlton Avenue and Pacific Street will dispatch trucks on an as-called for basis from the arena site radio operator.

8.  All trucks will heed all traffic signage and signals from Carlton Avenue to 6th Avenue on Pacific Street, bearing in mind that this portion of the access route remains open to pedestrian and vehicular traffic.

These rules can be found in the Additional Resources page of the ESDC website labeled "Atlantic Yards Truck Rules and Requirements."  The link leads to the Barclays Center Delivery Truck Rules and Requirements from Hunt Construction Group.   As has been reported on this website, the rules and regulations for construction related trucks and vehicles are not as useful as they could be because they address only one truck entrance and only Barclays Center construction related trucks.  

Current Atlantic Yards related construction includes numerous truck entrances and additional contractors besides Hunt working on the LIRR railyard, the rebuilding of the Carlton Avenue Bridge and the construction of a new entrance transit entrance.