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

Location: 
SE corners of Pacific St & 6th Ave
When: 
September 23, 2011 - 6:30am

Day 2 of a deluge of chaotic 30~35 plus Atlantic Yards dump trucks; many use SE corner of Pacific St & 6th Ave instead of official FCR staging area and illegally idled for more than 1 hour in some instances; Dump trucks also illegally idles underneath residential apartments for over 35 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.

The 1st video start slow then the 2nd & 3rd video’s show trucks going awry because the trucks were just arriving.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUwz6qNu-7A

00:00 Red Atlantic Yards dump truck & worker (car parks underneath sign) use SE corner of Pacific St & 6th Ave; parks illegally in red "No Standing Only" & illegally idles (total time is over 27 min & 35 sec over the 3 video segments)

03:25 Atlantic Yards Dump truck over the idling limit to be illegal & AY construction worker in turns left on Pacific St & car drives 'wrong way' EB on Pacific St  to find parking & oncoming sliver SUV blows horn @ illegal driver

04:34 Another AY construction worker in turns left on Pacific St & car drives 'wrong way' EB on Pacific St  to find parking

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

00:00 over 20+ dump trucks in RR yards so congested reason seems to dictate not to allow any more in

00:14 5~8 more are arriving via Pacific St.

04:36 Flagger releases 5 dump trucks thru before yard has room, so what do they do? Park underneath residential building & idle.

05:20 show 1 dump truck still illegally in red "No Standing Only" & illegally idles (total time is now over 19 min 35 sec) so now the 5 dump trucks park anywhere they can (including double parking) illegally & idle.

06:12 now 6th truck released that shouldn’t

06:37 2nd yellow truck further encroaches on to sidewalk

06:54 show that the yard is still too congested (around 12 trucks inside) to accept any more new arriving trucks

07:43 continued dump truck double parking & illegally idling

08:28 AY dump truck appears to use Carlton Ave (not truck route) & right turns on Pacific St

08:31 2 more trucks (1 released) to add to the chaos (may be full)

09:21 show that the yard is still too congested (around 11 trucks inside) to accept any more new arriving trucks

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YBbn2adajQ

01:01 Tractor trailer parks on the 6th Ave Bridge to be staged

01:45 Dump truck cover is nonexistent, so much missing it doesn’t prevent anything from blowing out & fails to stop @ "Stop Here on Red Light" blocking the entrance to the LIRR temp ramp

02:48 Yard seems to be empty enough to accept more trucks but since they’re no flaggers with radios so they still illegally park & illegally idle in front of residential building

03:26 with tractor trailer & yellow truck staging on 6th Ave bridge traffic causes dangerous traffic congestion because the SB traffic can’t get by unless the cross into oncoming traffic; where are the flaggers @ 6th & Pacific arena gate?

03:56 to 04:00 Full Atlantic Yards Dump truck crosses Atlantic Ave from 6th Ave onto N Portland that is NOT a truck route (That happened 3 or 4 times)

04:15~04:29 No flaggers; too many trucks cause traffic congestion

04:34 A white tractor trailer parks on the NE corner of N Portland causing NB traffic to veer into oncoming traffic

04:58 Tractor trailer parks on the 6th Ave Bridge to be staged continues to cause dangerous traffic congestion & 6~7 dump trucks still illegally park & illegally idle in front of residential building

05:51 white tractor trailer still parked on the NE corner of N Portland causing NB traffic to veer into oncoming traffic

06:31 Yard totally empty enough to accept more trucks but since they’re no flaggers with radios so they still illegally park & illegally idle in front of residential building

07:25 2 trucks move to park closer to 6th Ave

07:49 truck still does not move

The vast numerous other reported violations:

http://www.atlanticyardswatch.net/node/309 part 1

http://www.atlanticyardswatch.net/node/310 part 2

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.