Infrastructure

Construction Embargoes

DOT imposes construction embargoes during significant special events, including the New York City Marathon, parades, and for the winter holiday season. During embargoes, all active permits in the affected area(s) are suspended and no new permits may be approved, unless a waiver for the work is granted by DOT. Read more about embargoes in the Street Works Manual

 

No Dig/ Dig with Caution 2018 Construction Embargo – August 9, 2018 - Until Further Notice

At the request of the New York City Emergency/Management (NYCEM) office and the Manhattan Electric Control Center, a special construction embargo has been issued for any street work for the Madison Square area and Chelsea Networks in Manhattan as listed below, due to the networks being in a 3rd and 2nd distribution contingency, respectively. All company and contractor personnel involved in construction activities, particularly with digging activities, shall follow the “No Dig” section in distribution Engineering’s EOP-5025. During this time frame, only emergency work street excavations may be performed provided an emergency number is received from the New York City Department of Transportation. Any non-emergency permits issued prior to the date of this notice are hereby suspended for the dates and locations indicated below. Utility cover openings are also restricted, unless an emergency authorization number has been obtained from the Department of Transportation. There will be strict enforcement of this embargo and violators are subject to be summonsed. The embargoed dates and locations in Manhattan are as follows:

Locations:

Manhattan
  • Area bounded by East 23rd Street on the North, East 15th Street on the South, Park Avenue on the East, and 5th Avenue on the West
  • Madison Avenue between East 23rd Street and East 30th Street
  • East 28th Street between 5th Avenue and Lexington Avenue

 

Rockefeller Tree Lighting Ceremony Construction Embargo – November 25 – 28, 2018

A Special Event Construction Embargo is in effect for the Rockefeller Tree Lighting Ceremony from 12:01 am Sunday, November 25th through 11:59 pm Wednesday, November 28th. During this time frame, only emergency work may be performed provided an emergency number is received from the New York City Department of Transportation. Any non-emergency permits issued prior to the date of this notice are hereby suspended for the dates and locations indicated below. Utility cover openings are also restricted unless an emergency authorization number has been obtained from the Department of Transportation. There will be strict enforcement of this embargo and violators are subject to be summonsed. The embargoed dates and locations in Manhattan are as follows: (See map):

To apply for a waiver, please email specialevents@dot.nyc.gov. In the subject line include “event name / waiver request”. In the body of your email, please describe in detail the scope and timeline of work and attach any relevant drawings. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Special Events: (212) 839-6620

Location(s):

  • 46th Street between 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • 47th Street between 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • 48th Street between 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • 49th Street between 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • 50th Street between 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • 51st Street between 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • 52nd Street between 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • Rockefeller Plaza between 48th Street and 51st Street
  • 6th Avenue between 46th Street and 52nd Street
  • 5th Avenue between 46th Street and 52nd Street

Event Day Embargo

Date
  • Wednesday, November 28, 2018 12:00 am through 11:59 pm
Location(s):
  • Madison Avenue between 42nd Street and 57th Street
  • 6th Avenue between 42nd Street and 46th Street
  • 6th Avenue between 52nd Street and 57th Street
  • 5th Avenue between 42nd Street and 46th Street
  • 5th Avenue between 52nd Street and 57th Street

 

2018 Holiday Construction Embargo – November 15, 2018 – January 2, 2019

A special Holiday Construction Embargo shall be in effect from 6 am to 11:59 pm starting Thursday, November 15, 2018 through Wednesday, January 2, 2019.

As a result, all routine work shall be suspended during the embargo period unless approval for the work is granted by the New York City Department of Transportation’s (NYCDOT) Office of Construction Mitigation and Coordination (OCMC). Such suspension shall not apply to emergency work for which an emergency number is obtained by the permittee pursuant to the provisions of section 2-11 of NYCDOT’s Highway Rules.

It shall be a violation of NYCDOT’s Highway Rules to perform any work on the street during this embargo period without the prior approval of OCMC or the receipt of an emergency number. NYCDOT will strictly enforce this embargo and violators are subject to penalties.

A map of the affected locations is available on NYCDOT’s website at: http://gis.nyc.gov/doitt/nycitymap/template?applicationName=DOT

This policy supersedes any and all previously issued policies regarding NYCDOT’s Holiday Construction Embargo.

See the list of the affected locations and the conditions for this embargo.

 

Times Square New Year’s Eve Celebration Construction Embargo – December 21, 2018 – January 2, 2019

A Special Event Construction Embargo is in effect for the Times Square New Year's Eve Celebration from 12:01 am Friday, December 21, 2018 through 11:59 pm Wednesday, January 2, 2019. During this time frame, only emergency work may be performed provided an emergency number is received from the New York City Department of Transportation. Any non-emergency permits issued prior to the date of this notice are hereby suspended for the dates and locations indicated below. Utility cover openings are also restricted unless an emergency authorization number has been obtained from the Department of Transportation. There will be strict enforcement of this embargo and violators are subject to be summonsed. The embargoed dates and locations in Manhattan are as follows: (See map):

To apply for a waiver, please email specialevents@dot.nyc.gov. In the subject line include “event name / waiver request”. In the body of your email, please describe in detail the scope and timeline of work and attach any relevant drawings. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Special Events: (212) 839-6620

Location(s):

  • Area bounded by West 38th Street on the South; West 59th Street on the North; 6th Avenue on the East; 8th Avenue on the West (All inclusive)