The age of safeguarding against possible terrorist attacks continues in Brooklyn.
The city’s Department of Transportation (DOT) has begun installing measures to prevent against any kind of terrorist attack in the vicinity of 11 MetroTech in Downtown Brooklyn.
The building houses the 911 call center and is on the southwest corner of Tillary Street and Flatbush Avenue. It is also bounded by Bridge and Johnson Streets.
The work follows a police department request to install security bollards, security kiosks and security roadway barriers in the vicinity of the building.
Currently these streets are closed off, which they have been for security reasons following the Sept. 11, 2001 World Trade Center attack.
It appears the DOT is making more permanent improvements in the area, said one source familiar with the work, whereas somewhat temporary security measures have been made.
DOT officials did not say when the work is scheduled to be completed.
The move comes after large bollards were recently installed in front of the new Long Island Railroad Station at the Atlantic Terminal for security. The station is off Flatbush Avenue and Hanson Place.
The planned Barclays Center arena is also expected to have security measures in place upon completion.