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Atlantic Yards dump trucks park on S side of Atlantic Ave bet Clermont & Vanderbilt in 'Red No Standing' zone

Location: 
S side of Atlantic Ave bet Clermont & Vanderbilt
When: 
September 29, 2011 - 6:25am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqAyJ5CYsac

 

 

Arena trucks block Atlantic Ave traffic lanes & dump trucks lost in Ft Green residential neighborhood

Location: 
6th Ave, Pacific St, SW corner Atlantic Ave
When: 
September 27, 2011 - 6:49am

Segment 2 & 3

Starts 6:49 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxLbZbq2ORA

00:00 flagger makes white arena box truck reverse SB on Carlton Ave from Pacific St (it would be helpful if the guard/flagger @ Vanderbilt didn’t allow construction vehicles traverse to Carlton Ave immediately to block the exit)

03:00 red truck can’t make turn until SB car reverses enough passed a white passenger van illegally parked on 6th Ave bridge;

Atlantic Yards errant dump truck & arena truck blocks intersection

Location: 
6th Ave & Pacific St Intersection
When: 
September 27, 2011 - 6:22am

Segment 1 6:22 am

Errant dump truck & arena truck blocks intersection

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPXl_lUjr5E

00:00 arena delivery truck fails to stop @ ‘Stop Here on Red Light’

00:06 dump truck follows arena delivery truck & uses Jake brake

01:08 arena delivery advances to block the 6th Ave & Pacific St Intersection for SB school bus & NB cars (01:19 uses air horn to attract someone to let them in)

Arena truck blocks intersection & continued use of 6th Ave & Pacific St as non official staging area & smoke

Location: 
Intersection of 6th Ave & Pacific St
When: 
September 26, 2011 - 7:00am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAHH_qTdi6c

00:00 Atlantic Yards dump truck parked in red no standing total time in this video segment 06:47 of dump truck illegally queuing & parking in red "No Standing Only" in oncoming traffic lane & illegally idles

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

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

Part 2 & 2a

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOFNLx4bGSI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GW78ippfVcQ

00:00 no flagger at all

00:20 again Atlantic Yards dump truck construction traffic fails to stop @ "Stop Here on Red Light" blocking the entrance to the LIRR temp ramp

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

Truck uses Carlton Avenue as an illegal truck route and is given accesses to Barclays Center via Carlton Avenue

Location: 
Carlton between Dean and Pacific
When: 
September 13, 2011 - 7:10am

Resident forwarded complaint by email stating that at 7:10 am a truck with "some yellow flashy design on cab door" came down Carlton and stopped at the light by Pacific Street where the guard gave him his ticket and signed him in on a clipboard.

 

Atlantic Yards-related work extends to 24 hours a day, resulting in many reported quality of life impacts

 

Late night and weekend work hours continue to be expanded at Atlantic Yards.  The work in the video above takes place at Atlantic and 4th Avenues on a regular basis late at night and is concluded at 6 am.  This video is from September 1st.

Normal construction work hours at the site extend from 7 am to 3:30 pm.  Work in the arena is now often 24 hours a day during the week and extends into weekends.  As of this weekend, work in the Vanderbilt railyard will take place both Saturdays and Sundays. Truck deliveries for the arena have now been moved forward to as early as 6:00 am.   Construction staging on block 1129 is active any time extended hours work takes place elsewhere in the footprint or its vicinity.

The number of workers during extended hours is often significantly less than during normal weekday hours.  And according to the Amended Memorandum of Environmental Commitments, "work that generates high noise levels would be scheduled during weekday daytime hours to the extent feasible...unless required by safety or other agency requirements." Now safety and other agency requirements often appear to override community noise concerns.

Truck deliveries procedures are revised at the site; a new system is introduced with a colored ticket required for entry at some truck entrances

Following months of reports on Atlantic Yards Watch about trucks driving illegal routes, idling, and traveling with uncovered loads in the neighborhoods around Atlantic Yards, a new system of organizing truck deliveries appears to have been put in place by Forest City Ratner this week.

The new system involves a colored ticket which is picked up by drivers on Pacific Street at Carlton Avenue.  The drivers then proceed to the gate with the sign that matches the color of their ticket.  The ticket is required to enter the gate.  The gate associated with the pink delivery ticket is shown to the left.

In August we reported that some truck entrances had been given a letter and number and that an employee of Securitas had been located at Pacific at Carlton to act as a dispatch.  That system seems to have been further refined with the addition of the colored tickets that are now picked up by the drivers from the dispatcher.

Last week Atlantic Yards Report posted that ESD had plans to issue a notice of violation to FCRC stating that they were not complying with the Amended Memorandum of Environmental Commitments in relation to truck protocols.  FCRC was reportedly to be given 30 days to comply. If still in non-compliance they would then be required to pay a fine of $1,000 per day.  According to the ESD's spokesperson Elizabeth Mitchell, it would be the first notice of violation in the history of the project.