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 FDR Drive Rockefeller University Building Construction Embargo - June 23-30, 2016

A special construction embargo is in effect for the FDR Drive at the Rockefeller University Building. During the dates and locations noted below only emergency work may be performed provided an emergency number is received from the New York City Department of Transportation. Any permits issued prior to the date of this notice, are hereby suspended for the time frame and locations noted below. There will be strict enforcement of this embargo and violators are subject to be summonsed.

Dates:
  • 10:00 pm to 7:00 am Thursday June 23, 2016 to Saturday June 25. 2016
  • 10:00 pm Saturday June 25, 2016 to 12:01 pm (noon) Sunday June 26, 2016
  • 10:00 pm Sunday June 26, 2016 to 7:00 am Monday June 27, 2016
  • 10:00 pm to 7:00 am Tuesday June 28, 2016 to Thursday June 30, 2016
Locations in Manhattan:
  • 1st Avenue from East 60th Street to East 125th Street
  • York Avenue/FDR Drive Service Roadway from East 60th Street to 96th Street
  • FDR Drive between East 42nd Street and East 125th Street (except for NYCDDC 91st Street Bridge Project work)
  • 2nd Avenue from East 125th Street to 42nd street
  • Lexington Avenue from 3rd Ave Bridge to 42nd Street
  • East 96th Street from FDR Drive to 3rd Avenue
  • East 61st Street/East 62nd Street/East 73rd Street from FDR Drive to 2nd Avenue

Note: Work being performed by Turner Construction contractor for the Rockefeller University projects are exempt from this embargo.

2016 Macy’s 4th of July Annual Fireworks Celebration Construction Embargo - July 1-5, 2016

A special event construction embargo is in effect for the NYC Macy’s 4th of July Annual Fireworks Celebration. From 12:01 am Friday, July 1 through 6:00 am Tuesday, July 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 locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens are as follows (see map):

Manhattan Locations:
  • FDR Drive between Battery Park Underpass and East 63rd Street
  • South Street between Whitehall Street and Robert F. Wagner Sr. Place
  • FDR Drive Service Roads between Cherry Street and 63rd Street
  • Water Street between Whitehall Street and Fulton Street
  • Pearl Street between Fulton Street and  Robert F. Wagner Sr. Place
  • Whitehall Street between Water Street and South Street
  • Broad Street between Water Street and South Street
  • Old Slip between Water Street and South Street
  • Robert F. Wagner Sr. Place between Pearl Street and South Street
  • Cherry Street between Jackson Street and FDR Drive
  • Delancey Street between Lewis Street and FDR Drive
  • East Houston Street between Baruch Place and FDR Drive
  • Avenue C between 13th  Street and Avenue C Entrance Ramp to FDR
  • Avenue C Entrance Ramps
  • East 6th Street between Avenue D and FDR Drive
  • East 10th Street between Avenue D and FDR Drive
  • 14th Street between Avenue C and Avenue B
  • Avenue C between East 16th Street and East 20th Street
  • East 20th Street between 1st Avenue and Avenue C
  • East 23rd Street between 1st Avenue and Avenue C
  • East 26th Street between 1st Avenue and FDR Drive
  • East 30th Street between 1st Avenue and FDR Drive
  • 30th Street Entrance Ramps
  • East 33rd Street between 1st Avenue and 3rd Avenue
  • East 34th Street between 2nd Avenue and FDR Drive
  • 34th Street Entrance Ramps
  • East 37th Street between 1st Avenue and FDR Drive
  • East 38th Street between 1st Avenue and FDR Drive
  • East 41st Street between 1st Avenue and FDR Drive
  • East 42nd Street between 1st Avenue and FDR Drive
  • 42nd Street Entrance Ramps
  • East 48th Street between 1st Avenue and FDR Drive
  • East 49th Street between 1st Avenue and FDR Drive
  • East 53rd Street between 1st Avenue and FDR Drive
Brooklyn Locations:
  • Area bounded by Atlantic Avenue on the South; Old Fulton Street on the North; Hicks Street on the East; East River on the West (All Inclusive)
  • Old Fulton Street between Hicks Street and Prospect Street
  • Cadman Plaza West between Prospect Street and Tillary Street
  • Front Street between Old Fulton Street and Jay Street
  • Water Street between Old Fulton Street and Jay Street
Queens Locations:
  • Area bounded by 44th Drive on the North; Borden Avenue on the South; Vernon Boulevard on the East; East River on the West (All Inclusive)
  • Center Boulevard between Borden Avenue and 54th Avenue
  • 2nd Street between Borden Avenue and Newtown Creek/Dead End
  • Vernon Boulevard between 54th Avenue and Newtown Creek/Dead End
  • 54th Avenue between Center Boulevard and Vernon Boulevard

2016 Disability Pride Parade Construction Embargo - July 8-10, 2016

A special event construction embargo is in effect for the Disability Pride Parade. From 12:01 am Friday, July 8 through 11:59 pm Sunday, July 10, 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:

Formation:
  • 24th and 25th Street between Park Avenue and Madison Avenue
  • 26th Street between Park Avenue and 5th Avenue
  • 27th Street between Park Avenue and Madison Avenue
  • Madison Avenue between 23rd Street and 26th Street
Route:
  • 5th Avenue between 26th Street and 24th Street
  • Broadway between 24th Street and 17th Street
  • Union Square West between 17th Street and 14th Street
Dispersal:
  • 15th Street and 16th Street between 5th Avenue and Union Square West
  • Union Square West between 16th Street and 15th Street

2016 NYC Triathlon Construction Embargo - July 22-24, 2016

A special event construction embargo is in effect for the NYC Triathlon. From 12:01 am Friday, July 22 through 11:59 pm Sunday, July 24, 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 and the Bronx are as follows (see map):

Locations:

Manhattan:
  • Henry Hudson Parkway (Northbound) between West 57th Street and the Henry Hudson Bridge
  • West 72nd Street between Riverside Drive and Central Park West
  • West 79st Street between Riverside Drive and Traffic Circle (Near West Side Highway)
Bronx:
  • Henry Hudson Parkway (Northbound) between the Henry Hudson Bridge and the Mosholu Parkway
  • Mosholu Parkway (Eastbound) between Henry Hudson Parkway and West Gun Hill Road