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

2016 Taste of Times Square Construction Embargo - June 3-6, 2016

A special event construction embargo is in effect for the Taste of Times Square. From 12:01 AM Friday, June 3 through 11:59 PM Monday, June 6, 2016, 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. 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 locations in Manhattan are as follows (see map):

Locations:
  • West 46th Street between 6th Avenue and 9th Avenue
  • 8th Avenue between West 46th Street and West 47th Street
  • West 47th Street between 8th Avenue and 7th Avenue
  • Broadway between West 47th Street and West 45th Street (Pedestrian Plaza)

2016 Celebrate Israel Parade Construction Embargo - June 4-5, 2016

A special event construction embargo is in effect for the Celebrate Israel Parade. From 12:01 AM Saturday, June 4 through 11:59 PM Sunday, June 5, 2016, 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. 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):

Locations:

Formation:
  • 52nd Street to 55th Street between Park Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • 56th Street between Park Avenue and 7th Avenue
Route:
  • 5th Avenue between 52nd Street and 74th Street

Dipsersal:

  • 5th Avenue between 74th Street Street and 79th Street
  • 74th Street to 78th Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue
Miscellaneous:
  • 73rd Street to 78th Street between Madison Avenue and Lexington Avenue
  • East Side of Madison Avenue between 73rd Street and 79th Street
  • West Side of Lexington Avenue between 73rd Street and 79th Street

2016 Big Apple Barbecue Block Party Construction Embargo - June 8-13, 2016

A special event construction embargo is in effect for the Big Apple Barbecue Block Party. From 12:01 AM Wednesday, June 8 through 11:59 PM Thursday, June 13, 2016, 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. 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):

Locations:
  • Madison Avenue between 23rd Street and 28th Street
  • 24th Street and 25th Street between Madison Avenue and Park Avenue
  • 26th Street between 5th Avenue and Park Avenue
  • 27th Street between 5th Avenue and Lexington Avenue
  • Broadway between 25th Street and 26th Street