TRAILERS holding precast concrete planks have been using the center lane(s) of 48th Avenue between Vernon Boulevard and 5th Street, as a staging area for a building being constructed two blocks away.
This has been going on for over two months, and recently what had been 3-4 trailers has turned into 7-8 trailers which are now parked double-width, as you can see from the photo above. Furthermore, “these trailers don’t have the cabs attached, so there are two stanchions that come down and sit on the pavement and the compression weight of the material on the trailers is making big dents into the brand new street” according to a post on a building website. Some of these stanchions have wood blocks underneath to spread out the load – an acknowledgment, I guess, that the weight can potentially damage the roadbed – but some do not. And as mentioned, this street was newly paved 8 weeks ago![Read more…] about Construction Trailers Using 48th Avenue As Staging Area