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Impacts related to the presence of workers, vehicles, barriers, and infrastructure associated with demolition, excavation, and construction work being performed at the site.

Casagrande drill rig is modified to prevent spewing dust after video and photography of dust is forwarded to oversight

After several weeks of community complaints, a large Casagrande drill rig in block 1120 has apparently been modified to cease spewing dust.  This is the same machine that also triggered recent vibration complaints in the community nearby.  

Video of dust clouds emanating from the drill were filmed April 6, April 14, and April 18 and forwarded to oversight.  The video below is from April 18.  

The work is taking place in block 1120 inside the LIRR railyard. The drill is one of several putting in place piles that are in part to support the rear of the still occupied buildings adjacent to the work.  Piles are also being installed in the vicinity of a tunnel on the east end of the railyard in block 1121.

Air quality monitoring is conducted inside the railyard by a sub-contractor hired by Forest City Ratner and their contractors. Excluding the Carlton Avenue Bridge, city agencies only oversee work located in those areas of the project footprint not owned by the MTA/LIRR. The Empire State Development Corporation has an environmental monitor, HDR,  that oversees all monitoring that takes place.


Construction barriers limit visibility, lead to accident between bike and SUV

Dean Street and Sixth Avenue
March 28, 2011 - 10:00pm

Reported by Wayne Bailey: This occurred around 10pm tonight 3/28pm. I was not an eye witness this is what the driver told me…. The driver of the SUV said, “I was traveling south on 6th Ave & the delivery cyclist came out of nowhere thru the intersection & hit his SUV & hit me. I couldn’t see him because of the blue wall blocked me from seeing him.” The ambulance took the cyclist to the ER; I have no idea of his condition. Attached are a few pictures….

Visibility is an issue in collision at Atlantic Yards perimeter

At approximately 10:00 PM on Monday, March 28, a delivery cyclist turning the corner at Sixth Avenue and Dean Street was struck by an SUV traveling south on Sixth Avenue. The driver remained at the scene as the cyclist was rushed to a nearby hospital. The driver of the SUV told a local resident at the scene that the blue plywood walls surrounding construction at Atlantic Yards blocked his view and he was not able to see the cyclist until it was too late.