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2012-01-20 MPT new round of destruction begins once again - Traffic sand filled barrier 'run / knocked' over contents spilled

Location: 
100 ft east of 6th Ave on S side of Pacific St
When: 
January 20, 2012 - 6:35pm

2012-01-20 MPT new round of destruction begins once again, MPT barrels dump over again, traffic sand filled barrier 'run / knocked' over contents spilled in street.
 
previous reports:
http://www.atlanticyardswatch.net/node/195
http://www.atlanticyardswatch.net/node/196
 
 

Standing water has been in railyard for months

When: 
December 31, 2011 - 4:07pm

Standing water has been in the construction site in the railyard on an ongoing basis for months.  Attached are two photos of the same location from October 23, 2011 and from yesterday December 30, 2011.  Every time I have walked by the water has been there. 
 

Traffic signal light gets knocked completely down again see previous reports

Location: 
SW corner of Carlton Ave & Pacific St
When: 
December 28, 2011 - 4:54pm

Reported traffic light on the SW corner of Carlton Ave & Pacific St completely knocked down. Wayward tractor trailer trucks/oversized loads traveling N on Carlton Ave then turning left (west) to enter the arena can't make the turn safely without 3~4 flaggers helping them maneuver the turn successfully.
previous reports:
http://atlanticyardswatch.net/node/184
http://www.atlanticyardswatch.net/node/191

Construction rock debris found near Barclays Arena on public street Pacific St & 6th Ave where arena trucks stage illegally

Location: 
Pacific St & 6th Ave
When: 
December 22, 2011 - 11:15pm

Construction rock debris found near Barclays Arena on public street Pacific St & 6th Ave where arena trucks stage illegally in ‘Red No Standing ‘ zone across from LIRR entrance
 

Obviously over loaded with debris a Barclays Arena construction truck owned by Russo on Public Streets

Location: 
Atlantic Ave & Ft Green Pl
When: 
December 22, 2011 - 12:35pm

Obviously over loaded with debris a Barclays Arena construction truck owned by Russo using Public Street.
A Russo debris removal truck enters Atlantic Ave from Barclays Arena entrance @ Ft Green Pl travels west & makes a right (n) on Flatbush Ave obviously overloaded with construction debris.
Phone 718-978-5600
Plate: NY - 46767-JW
 

Continued failure of Barclays Arena/ FCR construction flaggers fail to control construction trucks

Location: 
6th Ave & Pacific St
When: 
December 22, 2011 - 4:33pm

Continued failure of Barclays Arena/ FCR construction flaggers fail to control construction trucks to stay in official staging area until needed. Either the tractor trailer truck entered Pacific street from Carlton Ave (violates non trucking route) or the official arena flaggers again failed to control & released the trucks prematurely into public residential area with no instructions what so ever as to where to go or when to go there.
 

Construction vehicle entering arena block causes intersection delay at Atlantic and Flatbush during rush hour

Location: 
Atlantic Avenue at Fort Greene Place
When: 
December 20, 2011 - 8:13am

At about 8:15 am the eastbound lane of Atlantic Avenue was shut down for minutes in order to enable a construction vehicle to back into the arena block.  As a result eastbound Atlantic Avenue traffic blocked the Flatbush Avenue intersection causing Flatbush to get backed up as well.
I've attached photos of the construction vehicle entering the arena block (one and two), of the Atlantic Avenue traffic (three) and of the intersection blocked (four).  I also photographed the intersection once the eastbound traffic on Atlantic was free to move forward (five).

Nighttime use of railyard floodlights may continue until September 2012 or beyond

The floodlights  in the Vanderbilt Railyard are being used to extend construction work hours to as late as 11:00 PM many days of the week.  In the spring of 2010, LIRR told community members the lights would be used infrequently to enable work that could not be executed in the day while the railyard was operating.  At that time there was no mention the lights would be used for construction.

The policy for use of the lights has apparently changed.  According to ESDC Project Director Arana Hankin, LIRR and the FCRC contractors working on the Carlton Avenue Bridge are negotiating an agreement for the use of the lights that includes extending construction work hours.  The rebuilding of the Carlton Avenue Bridge is not a LIRR project, although its completion is dependent on various elements of railyard construction being finished.  The lights are planned to be used until reconstruction of the Carlton Avenue Bridge is complete, which must be prior to the time the arena opens in September 2012.  It is unclear to what extent the lights will be used when construction in Vanderbilt Railyard continues with the replacement of the permanent railyard.  It is anticipated to be complete in 2016.

NYC Dept 311 ticket to start surveillance of Barclays Arena & Vanderbilt Rail yards for continued dumping of toxic hazadous mtls

Location: 
Barclays Arena & Vanderbilt Rail yards
When: 
December 15, 2011 - 6:02pm

NYC Dept conformation number to start surveillance of Barclays Arena & Vanderbilt Rail yards for continued dumping of toxic hazardous materials; tires, lead car batteries, paint & urine;
311 explained that the property owner is responsible for removal.
http://www.atlanticyardswatch.net/node/430 lead car battery
http://www.atlanticyardswatch.net/node/439 Hazardous materials, trash & discarded urine bottle

Barclays Arena rail yard contractor Tully illegally parking & blocking bike lane @ Bergen St & Flatbush Ave @ AM rush hour

Location: 
Dean St & Flatbush Ave
When: 
December 15, 2011 - 9:11am

Barclays Arena rail yard contractor Tully construction truck illegally parking blocking bike lane @ Bergen St & Flatbush Ave @ AM rush hour, this is a highly congested pedestrian traffic for the short block for commuters for the 2/3 train & bike lane.
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b26dsXXM8VY
00:24 bikes must move into travel lane & contend with cars