Details on implementation plan provided by DOT

Some Details on implementation plan provided by DOT

Below is a link to an implementation plan provided to Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council from the Department of Transportation Atlantic Yards street closures. This is a draft prepared by Sam Schwartz Engineering, the traffic consultants for Forest City Ratner. Included in the plan are the mitigations for the street changes.

Construction delays for the project will make some temporary conditions last longer. Some examples:

-The 77th Precinct will be given twenty-four temporary surface parking spaces in two places in the second phase footprint. They will become permanent underground spaces when and if building #15 is built.

-Norman Oder reports today that DOT says the Carlton Avenue bridge is anticipated to be reopened just before the arena in 2012. That means the bridge may be closed as much as four years. It was originally anticipated to be closed for eight months. The bridge closure will necessitate Carlton Avenue between Pacific and 6th being turned into a 2-way and will include the temporary loss of street side parking there as well as the routing of Pacific Street traffic on to Carlton Avenue and Dean Street.

Please come to the Dean Street Block Association’s general meeting on Monday the 18th for more details and a discussion of the next steps.

Article is with link

Closure of Sections of Fifth Avenue and Pacific Street


Closure of Sections of Fifth Avenue and Pacific Street

Beginning on or around February 1, 2010

It is anticipated that beginning on or around Monday, February 1, 2010, the following streets in Brooklyn will be permanently closed:

•    Fifth Avenue (between Flatbush and Atlantic Avenues)

•    Pacific Street (between Fifth and Sixth Avenues)

•    Pacific Street (between Vanderbilt and Carlton Avenues)

Local and emergency vehicle access will be maintained as needed.

These streets are being closed to accommodate the Atlantic Yards project. Northbound traffic on Fifth Avenue can use Flatbush Avenue or Sixth Avenue to continue north; southbound traffic can use Sixth Avenue. Eastbound traffic on Pacific Street can use Dean Street; westbound traffic can use Bergen Street.

To facilitate vehicle circulation, Sixth Avenue (between Flatbush Avenue and Pacific Street) and the block of Carlton Avenue (between Dean and Pacific Streets) will become two-way. These changes necessitate the removal of the Cobble Hill-bound B63 bus stop on Fifth Avenue, between Pacific Street and Atlantic Avenue. Passengers can use existing bus stops on Fifth Avenue (at Bergen Street) and on Atlantic Avenue (at Fourth Avenue).

Advisory signs will be posted in advance of the closures and detour signs will be posted during the work. Traffic agents will be assigned to facilitate the flow of traffic and pedestrians.

Questions relating to this project may be addressed to:

Atlantic Yards Community Liaison Office (866) 923-5315
Empire State Development Corporation Office of the Atlantic Yards Ombudsman

(212) 803-3233