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Traffic and transit
Issues relating to motor vehicle travel, as well as use of public transportation, in Prospect Heights.

Grand Army Plaza "opening celebration"

Start Date: 
November 9, 2011 - 10:30am
Categories
Topic : 
Traffic and transit
Open space
Sponsored By: 
Grand Army Plaza Coalition (GAPCo)
Location: 
Bailey Fountain
Grand Army Plaza
United States
Description: 

The New York City Department of Transportation has recently completed enhancements to street and bicycle networks around Grand Army Plaza, improving traffic and pedestrian safety and access around the plaza, and beautifying existing and new pedestrian islands. The Grand Army Plaza Coalition (GAPCo) is pleased to invite you to celebrate the recent enhancements to Grand Army Plaza on Wednesday, November 9 at 10:30AM, at the Bailey Fountain.
Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan has graciously accepted our invitation to view the enhancements, and will be present to hear our thanks in person.

Open to: 
General public

Community meeting on Eastern Parkway reconstruction

Start Date: 
June 21, 2011 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Urban planning
Traffic and transit
Sponsored By: 
Brooklyn Community Board 8
Location: 
Brooklyn Public Library Dweck Auditorium
Grand Army Plaza
United States
Description: 

The NYC Department of Design and Construction will present an update on the reconstruction of Eastern Parkway from Washington Avenue to Grand Army Plaza.
For more information, contact Community Board 8 at 718-467-5574.

Open to: 
General public

Community meeting on Atlantic Yards traffic mitigations

Start Date: 
June 14, 2011 - 6:30pm
Categories
Topic : 
Traffic and transit
Atlantic Yards
Sponsored By: 
Forest City Ratner Companies
Location: 
Brooklyn Borough Hall
United States
Description: 

On Tuesday, May 24, Forest City Ratner (FCR) announced permanent changes to be made to the roadway network beginning on or about July 24.

Fourth Avenue (between Atlantic Avenue and Flatbush Avenue only) will be converted to one-way southbound. Pacific Street (between Fourth Avenue and Flatbush Avenue only) will be reversed, changing from one-way westbound to one-way eastbound. To accommodate this change, a new traffic signal will be installed at the intersection of Pacific Street and Flatbush Avenue, as will a new crosswalk across Flatbush Avenue. Vehicles will be able to make right or left turns onto Flatbush Avenue at this location. This block can be accessed from both northbound and southbound Fourth Avenue.

Fourth Avenue northbound traffic, including all commercial vehicles, can use Third Avenue via Atlantic Avenue to access Flatbush Avenue. Pacific Street will offer secondary access to Flatbush Avenue. No through truck traffic will be permitted on Pacific Street.

There will be a community forum to discuss the new traffic patterns on June 14 at 6:30pm at Brooklyn Borough Hall. There will be a presentation detailing the traffic changes and the public will have an opportunity to ask questions.  Click here to view the community notice as well as the detailed presentation that will be shown at the community forum.  For more information, community members may email FCR's community liaison office at communityliaison@atlanticyards.com.

Open to: 
General public

Civic associations launch web site to monitor impacts from Atlantic Yards construction

Posted: May 18, 2011 - 3:25pm
Civic organizations in the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Boerum Hill, Park Slope and Prospect Heights today announced the launch of Atlantic Yards Watch (http://www.atlanticyardswatch.net), a web site which will monitor ongoing construction and operational impacts from the Atlantic Yards project on surrounding communities.

Water main reconstruction on Atlantic Avenue to begin in May

Posted: May 4, 2011 - 9:15am

 

The NYC Department of Design and Construction (DDC) is beginning a capital construction project on Atlantic Avenue project from Carlton Avenue to Classon Avenue and on Washington Avenue from Atlantic Avenue to Fulton Avenue. The project is scheduled for completion in summer 2012.

There are several work operations slated to occur as part of this project including:

Traffic calming improvements coming to Washington Avenue

Posted: May 2, 2011 - 4:27pm

The NYC Department of Transportation is planning to add traffic calming improvements to the intersections of Atlantic Avenue and Washington Avenue, and Washington Avenue and Park Place.

At Washington and Atlantic, improvements will include pedestrian refuge islands, neckdowns, expansions to Lowry Triangle Park and the triangle island to its east, as well as a ban on left turns eastbound on Atlantic to Washinton Avenue.