Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Two Important Street Notices

1) MUNI Meter installation has been completed along the Fifth Avenue Park Smart test area. At last check, the meters were still not operational due to a small glitch. However, they should be running soon and will hopefully generate more spaces in each block in the coming weeks.

2) We received the following notice from Brooklyn Community Board 6 about some upcoming, significant street closures in the area:

COMMUNITY NOTICE -- Closure of sections of 5th Avenue and Pacific Street

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

*5th Avenue (between Flatbush & Atlantic Avenues)
*Pacific Street (between 5th & 6th Avenues)
*Pacific Street (between Vanderbilt & 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 5th Avenue can use Flatbush Avenue or 6th Avenue to continue north; southbound traffic can use 6th Avenue. Eastbound traffic on Pacific Street can use Dean Street; westbound traffic can use Bergen Street.

To facilitate vehicle circulation, 6th Avenue (between Flatbush Avenue & Pacific Street) and the block of Carlton Avenue (between Dean & Pacific Streets) will become two-way.

These changes necessitate the removal of the Cobble Hill B63 bus stop on 5th Avenue, between Pacific Street & Atlantic Avenue. Passengers can use the existing bus stops on 5th Avenue (at Bergen Street) and on Atlantic Avenue(at 4th Avenue).

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