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

2015 State of the City Address Construction Embargo - February 2-3, 2015

A special event construction embargo is in effect for the 2015 State of the City Address. From 12:01 am Monday, February 2 through 3:00 pm Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at the locations noted below only emergency work may be performed provided an emergency number is received from the New York City Department of Transportation. This embargo includes restrictions on Utility Cover Access openings except for emergencies on dates below. Any non-emergency permits issued prior to the date of this notice are hereby suspended for the dates and locations noted. 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:
  • East 22nd Street and East 23rd Street between Lexington Avenue and 3rd Avenue
  • Lexington Avenue and 3rd Avenue between East 22nd Street and East 23rd Street

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Construction Embargo - January 22 - February 11 and February 20-28, 2015

A special event construction embargo is in effect for the 2015 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. 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 non-emergency permits issued prior to the date of this notice, are hereby suspended for the dates and locations noted below. Utility cover openings are also restricted for item II below 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):

I. Load In/Out

Dates:
  • Thursday, January 22 through Wednesday, February 11, 2015
  • Friday, February 20 through Saturday, February 28, 2015

Locations (Area bounded by):
  • West 65th Street on the North
  • West 59th Street on the South
  • Columbus Avenue / 9th Avenue on the East
  • Amsterdam Avenue on the West

II. Show

Dates:
  • Thursday, February 12 through Thursday, February 19, 2015

Locations (Area bounded by):
  • West 72nd Street on the North
  • West 57th Street on the South
  • Central Park West / Columbus Circle / 8th Avenue on the East
  • Amsterdam Avenue / 10th Avenue on the West

2015 NBA All-Star Weekend Construction Embargo - February 6-16, 2015

A special event construction embargo is in effect for the 2015 NBA All-Star Weekend Embargo. 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. This embargo includes restrictions on Utility Cover Access openings except for emergencies on dates below. Any non-emergency permits issued prior to the date of this notice are hereby suspended for the dates and locations noted below. There will be strict enforcement of this embargo and violators are subject to be summonsed. The embargoed dates and locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn are as follows (see map):

Main Embargo
Dates:
  • 12:01 am Friday, February 6 through 11:59 pm Monday, February 16, 2015

Manhattan Locations:
  • Area bounded by 34th Street on the North, 29th Street on the South, 7th Avenue on the East, 9th Avenue on the West, All inclusive

Brooklyn Locations:
  • Area bounded by Atlantic Avenue on the North, Bergen Street on the South, Carlton Street on the East, Flatbush Avenue on the West, All inclusive

Ancillary Embargo
Dates:
  • 12:01 am Tuesday, February 10 through 11:59 pm Sunday, February 15, 2015

Manhattan Locations:
  • 57th Street and 58th Street between 7th Avenue and 2nd Avenue
  • Area bounded by 59th Street on the North, 56th Street on the South, Lexington Avenue on the East, 5th Avenue on the West, All inclusive
  • Area bounded by 53rd Street on the North, 51st Street on the South, 6th Avenue on the East, 8th Avenue on the West, All inclusive
  • Area bounded by 50th Street on the North, 48th Street on the South, 2nd Avenue on the East, Madison Avenue on the West, All inclusive
  • Area bounded by 47th Street on the North, 41st Street on the South, 6th Avenue on the East, 9th Avenue on the West, All inclusive
  • Area bounded by 42nd Street on the North, 40th Street on the South, 2nd Avenue on the East, Lexington Avenue on the West, All inclusive
  • 52nd Street between 6th Avenue and 2nd Avenue
  • 49th Street between 6th Avenue and Madison Avenue
  • 46th Street between 6th Avenue and 2nd Avenue
  • 42nd Street (Entire Length)
  • 34th Street (Entire Length)
  • 33rd Street between 7th Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • 32nd Street between 7th Avenue and 3rd Avenue
  • 29th Street between 6th Avenue and 7th Avenue
  • 17th Street between 6th Avenue and 7th Avenue
  • Area bounded by 18th Street on the North, 16th Street on the South, Irving Place on the East, 6th Avenue on the West, All inclusive
  • West Street/Joe DiMaggio Highway between Battery Place and 34th Street
  • 11th Avenue between 42nd Street and 34th Street
  • 7th Avenue between 58th Street and 17th Street
  • 6th Avenue between 58th Street and Houston Street
  • Park Avenue between 56th Street and 50th Street
  • 3rd Avenue between 58th Street and Bowery
  • 2nd Avenue between 58th Street and Houston Street
  • Bowery between 3rd Avenue and Canal Street
  • Houston Street between 6th Avenue and FDR Drive
  • 1st Place between Battery Place and Little West Street
  • Little West Street between Battery Place and 1st Place
  • Battery Place between 1st Place and West Street

Brooklyn Locations:
  • Flatbush Avenue between Manhattan Bridge and Grand Army Plaza Oval
  • Area bounded by Hanson Place on the North, Dean Street on the South, South Portland Avenue on the East, 4th Avenue on the West, All inclusive
  • Tillary Street between Brooklyn Queens Expressway and Flatbush Avenue
  • Grand Army Plaza Oval (Entire Circle)

Opening Event Embargo
Dates:
  • 12:01 am Tuesday, February 10 through 10:00 am Friday, February 13, 2015

Locations:
  • Area bounded by 27th Street on the North, 22nd Street on the South, Park Avenue South on the East, 6th Avenue on the West, All inclusive

Arterials and Bridges Embargo
Dates:
  • 12:01 am Friday, February 13 through 6:00 am Monday, February 16, 2015

Locations:
  • Brooklyn Bridge
  • Manhattan Bridge
  • Williamsburg Bridge
  • FDR Drive between Brooklyn Bridge and 34th Street
  • Brooklyn Queens Expressway between Hugh L. Carey Tunnel and Exit 29B