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Street closure, construction and amplified sound timetable for the MTV Video Music Awards

The 2013 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) will take place on Sunday, August 25th at Barclays Center. Below is a timetable for street closures, construction work, amplified sound and pedestrian access. The list is based on information provided by the 78th Precinct  Community Council and the 78th Precinct.  It has been updated to include detail about amplified sound and viewer pens.  
 
6th Avenue from Dean Street to Flatbush will also be closed to traffic partially or in total starting at noon Friday.  Some of the time amplified sound is scheduled will be used for intermittent sound checks.  
 
Access inside the restricted area for residents will be allowed with ID.  Guests of residents can gain access by being met at a checkpoint by their host or by being escorted to their destination by security.

Friday, August 23rd

  • Set construction - 8:00 am -12:00 am midnight
  • Street closure 6th Avenue (Atlantic Avenue to Dean Street) from 12:00 pm to MONDAY, 8/26 12:00 am midnight - WILL PERIODICALLY INCLUDE PEDESTRIANS

Saturday, August 24th

  • Set construction - 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Street closure 6th Avenue (Atlantic Avenue to Dean Street) ALL DAY - WILL PERIODICALLY INCLUDE PEDESTRIANS
  • Street closure Pacific Street (6th Avenue to Carlton Avenue) 7:00 am - MONDAY, 8/26 12:00 am midnight
  • Street closure Dean Street (Flatbush Avenue to Carlton Avenue) 7:00 am - MONDAY, 8/26 12:00 am midnight
  • Red Carpet rehearsals with crew (no celebrities) 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • MTA Bus re-routed - B45 (Dean Street) will, be re-routed around street closure TBA
  • AMPLIFIED SOUND: 12 PM - 3 PM  and 6 PM – 9 PM

Sunday, August 25th

  • Street closure 6th Avenue (Atlantic Avenue to Dean Street) ALL DAY - INCLUDING PEDESTRIANS
  • Street closure Pacific Street (6th Avenue to Carlton Avenue) ALL DAY - INCLUDING PEDESTRIANS (Residents must show ID)
  • Street closure Dean Street (Flatbush Avenue to Carlton Avenue) ALL DAY - INCLUDING PEDESTRIANS (Residents must show ID)
  • Street closure Pacific Street (4th Avenue to Flatbush Avenue) 2:00 pm - MONDAY, 8/26 12:00 am midnight
  • MTA B45 Bus re-routed .- B45 (Dean Street) will, be re-routed around street closure TBD
  • MTA B41 & B67 will bypass Barclays Flatbush Avenue stops. B45 will bypass Barclays Atlantic Avenue stops times TBD
  • Sidewalk closure of perimeter of Barclays Center (including partial closure of plaza) Subway exit into plaza will remain open.  2:00 pm - MONDAY, 8/26 12:00 am midnight
  • AMPLIFIED SOUND: 12 PM - 4 PM and 6:30 PM – 9 PM

In addition to the information above, the 78th Precinct Community Council and the 78th Precinct have provided the following information:

  • Traffic will remain open on Flatbush Avenue and Atlantic Avenue.
  • Viewer pens may be set up on Pacific Street at Flatbush Avenue; Flatbush Avenue between 5th Avenue & Dean Street; the plaza in front of Target; and the north east sidewalk of Atlantic Avenue near south Portland.
  • Barclays Center subway access will remain open.
  • Variable Message Signs (VMS) will be installed on local arterial roads and significant intersections.
  • Dean Playground will be closed; the scheduled basketball tournament will proceed with access from Bergen Street.