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AY Dump Truck Illegal Idling & turns non-designated Public St corner into potential dangerous staging area part 1 of 2

Location: 
SE corners of Pacific St & 6th Ave
When: 
September 22, 2011 - 6:00am

A deluge of chaotic 30 plus dump trucks which 4~14 of the Atlantic Yards dump trucks use SE corner of Pacific St & 6th Ave instead of official FCR staging area and idled for more than 1 hour; Dump trucks also illegally idles underneath residential apartments for over 30 minutes & queue/park illegally in red "No Standing Only" in oncoming traffic lane on SE Pacific St & 6th Ave having no required flaggers stopping them @ Carlton Ave & Pacific St official staging area. Almost ALL (98%) dump truck construction traffic fails to stop @ "Stop Here on Red Light" blocking the entrance to the LIRR temp ramp. Also reported that 5 of these errant dump trucks used Dean St/St Marks not truck routs to traverse to the SE corner of Pacific St & 6th Ave. Why didn’t any flagger from the 6th Ave & Pacific St instruct the trucks to que in official staging area?

Part 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m90I4PubZlk

00:00 2 already parked Atlantic Yards dump trucks double park & blocks travel lanes

00:27 AY dump trucks illegally idling while drivers indulges in eating from the illegally parked snack truck on the sidewalk

00:46 A third dump truck parks

02:13 A fourth dump truck stops to park & other AY Galasso tractor trailer uses pressurized air horns (honking) to get dump truck to move.

02:41 the fourth errant dump truck illegally queues & parks in red "No Standing Only" in oncoming traffic lane & illegally idles.

03:15 All 4 dump trucks are blocking travel lanes & blocking pedestrians @ cross walk.

03:56 AY construction worker in car drives 'wrong way' in the oncoming traffic lane EB on Pacific St to find parking (no one will expect a car driving the wrong way)

04:10~34 AY construction worker on motor cycle turns on sidewalk from SB 6th Ave & drives 'wrong way' EB on south side of Pacific St sidewalk & turns around @ 04:29 to park on sidewalk

09:43 AY construction worker parks red "No Standing Only"

09:46 AY construction van fails to stop @ "Stop Here on Red Light" @ 10:20 van makes right turn on 6th Ave NB & stops on bridge & AY construction worker gets in van

10:20 AY construction worker in turns left on Pacific St & car drives 'wrong way' EB on Pacific St  to find parking

11:42 Atlantic Yards dump trucks double park & blocks travel lanes causing other dump trucks to use pressurized air horns (honking)

11:57 2nd AY construction worker parks red "No Standing Only" behind white car

11:39 Fifth dump truck attempts parks illegally in red "No Standing Only" but can’t because of the onslaught of oncoming dump trucks to come; why did the flagger let so many of these truck proceed when there were trucks already illegally parked that needed to be moved?

12:17 More Atlantic Yards dump trucks double park & blocks travel lanes causing other dump trucks to use pressurized air horns (honking) & construction traffic fails to stop @ "Stop Here on Red Light" blocking the entrance to the LIRR temp ramp

12:59 6 trucks converge Atlantic Yards dump trucks double park & blocks travel lanes causing other dump trucks to use pressurized air horns (honking) construction traffic fails to stop @ "Stop Here on Red Light" blocking the entrance to the LIRR temp ramp

13:53 construction traffic fails to stop @ "Stop Here on Red Light" blocking the entrance to the LIRR temp ramp close-up of sign

14:53 the ‘official flagger” monitor/overseer arrives but does nothing.

15:04 again Atlantic Yards dump truck construction traffic fails to stop @ "Stop Here on Red Light" blocking the entrance to the LIRR temp ramp

15:45 again Atlantic Yards dump truck construction traffic fails to stop @ "Stop Here on Red Light" blocking the entrance to the LIRR temp ramp

16:59 again traffic fails to stop @ "Stop Here on Red Light" blocking the entrance to the LIRR temp ramp

19:41 again Atlantic Yards dump truck construction traffic fails to stop @ "Stop Here on Red Light" blocking the entrance to the LIRR temp ramp

19:53 again Atlantic Yards dump truck construction traffic fails to stop @ "Stop Here on Red Light" blocking the entrance to the LIRR temp ramp

20:25 Atlantic Yards dump truck construction drivers standing & talking @ the LIRR gate suddenly scramble to move trucks

The vast numerous other reported violations:

http://www.atlanticyardswatch.net/node/310 part 2 of this post

http://www.atlanticyardswatch.net/node/188

http://www.atlanticyardswatch.net/node/233

http://www.atlanticyardswatch.net/node/250

http://www.atlanticyardswatch.net/node/218

http://www.atlanticyardswatch.net/node/197

http://www.atlanticyardswatch.net/node/269

http://www.atlanticyardswatch.net/node/221

 

Severity
The nature of the threat posed by the incident or impact.
People: 
Extended community
Frequency: 
Ongoing
Impact: 
Personal injury
 #

Priority: -> normal
State: -> Pending
Client: -> Public
Assigned: unassigned -> dkim

 

We do see the severity of the issue regarding this issue.  Please also refer to the forum board http://www.atlanticyardswatch.net/node/320 as we are trying to create greater awareness regarding this issue and other similar cases.  Hopefully, this sense of urgency can lead to possible mitigation measures.