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Carlton Avenue/Pacific Street signal light knocked down for at least the third time











For at least the third time since construction began on Barclays Center, a signal light at Carlton Avenue and Pacific Street has been knocked down.  The photo above left is from last week.  To the right is a photo of the signal light damaged (but not knocked down) in July.  At the bottom of the story is a sequence showing an Atlantic Yards construction delivery truck in July working its way around the corner with the assistance of flaggers.

The signal light is a victim of trucks using Carlton Avenue to enter Pacific Street instead of at Vanderbilt Avenue as is described in the Barclays Center Delivery Truck Rules and Regulations.  Carlton Avenue is not a designated truck route, but Atlantic Yards construction trucks often use it.  The intersection at Pacific Street is too narrow to provide an adequate turning radius for many longer-length trucks, putting the signal at risk.
Construction vehicles have frequently violated provisions of the Amended Memorandum of Environmental Commitments.  In September 2011, ESDC gave FCRC a "notice of violation" for non-compliance with truck protocols.  Since that time conditions have improved, but violations continue regularly.