The Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council

Permanent street closures announced at Atlantic Yards site
Posted: January 11, 2010 - 11:12pm

Today, Forest City Ratner announced the permanent closing of the following streets in Prospect Heights, beginning on or about February 1.

  • Fifth Avenue (between Flatbush and Atlantic Avenues)
  • Pacific Street (between Fifth and Sixth Avenues)
  • Pacific Street (between Vanderbilt and Carlton Avenues)

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.

The changes also include 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).

Parking on the west side of Carlton Avenue between Pacific Street and Dean Street will also be removed until the reopening of the Carlton Avenue bridge.

Details of planned mitigations are available in a presentation from FCR's traffic consultant.