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 Summer Streets Construction Embargo - July 27-August 15, 2015

A special event construction embargo is in effect for the 2015 Summer Streets event. 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 event dates of August 1, 8 and 15, 2015. 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 are as follows (see map):

Main Embargo:

Dates: Monday 12:01 am, July 27 through Saturday 6 pm, August 15, 2015

Route
  • Centre Street between Brooklyn Bridge exit and Reade Street / Lafayette Street
  • Lafayette Street between Reade Street/ Centre Street and East 10th Street
  • Cooper Square Between Astor Place and 4th Avenue
  • Fourth Avenue between Astor Place and East 15th Street
  • Union Square East between East 15th Street and East 17th Street
  • Park Avenue South between East 17th Street and East 32nd Street
  • Park Avenue between East 32nd Street and East 72nd Street
    (Including the viaduct between East 40th Street and East 46th Street)
  • East 72nd Street between Park Avenue and 5th Avenue
Rest Stops
  • Centre Street between Reade Street / Lafayette Street and Worth Street
  • Leonard Street between Lafayette Street and Centre Street
  • Cleveland Place between Kenmare Street and Spring Street
  • Spring Street between Crosby Street and Mulberry Street
  • Kenmare Street between Lafayette Street and Cleveland Place
  • Astor Place between Broadway and 4th Avenue
  • East 12th Street between 3rd Avenue and 4th Avenue
  • East 24th Street to East 26th Street between Madison Avenue and Lexington Avenue
  • East 51st Street and East 52nd Street between Madison Avenue and Lexington Avenue
Event Day Embargo:

Dates: Saturdays, August 1, 8, & 15, 2015 from 12:01 AM to 6:00 PM

Additional Embargo Locations
  • Area bounded by East 72nd Street on the North, East 8th Street on the South, 3rd Avenue on the East, 5th Avenue on the West (All Inclusive)
  • Area bounded by East 8th Street on the North, Park Row on the South, Cooper Square / Bowery / Chatham Square / Park Row on the East, Broadway on the West (All Inclusive)
  • Brooklyn Bridge
  • Manhattan Bridge
  • Reade Street (entire length)
  • Warren Street (entire length)
  • Chambers Street (entire length)
  • Worth Street (entire length)
  • Canal Street (entire length)
  • Broome Street between Chrystie Street and 6th Avenue
  • East Houston Street between 3rd Avenue and 2nd Avenue
  • 8th Street (entire length)
  • 9th Street (entire length)
  • East 12th Street between 3rd Avenue and 2nd Avenue
  • 14th Street (entire length)
  • 23rd Street (entire length)
  • 30th Street (entire length)
  • 34th Street (entire length)
  • East 36th Street and East 37th Street between 3rd Avenue and 2nd Avenue
  • East 41st Street (entire length)
  • 42nd Street (entire length)
  • East 45th Street (entire length)
  • East 46th Street between 3rd Avenue and 2nd Avenue
  • East 49th Street (entire length)
  • East 50th Street (entire length)
  • East 53rd Street (entire length)
  • East 54th Street (entire length)
  • 57th Street (entire length)
  • East 59th Street (entire length)
  • East 60th Street between 3rd Avenue and 2nd Avenue
  • 65th Street (entire length)
  • 66th Street (entire length)
  • East 67th Street and East 68th Street between 3rd Avenue and 2nd Avenue
  • 72nd Street (entire length)
  • West 90th Street and West 91st Street between Central Park West and Riverside Drive

2015 US Tennis Open/Mets Home Game Embargo – August 28 - September 2 and September 11-14, 2015

A special event construction embargo is in effect when 2015 US Tennis Open events and New York Mets home games are scheduled for the same day. 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. There will be strict enforcement of this embargo and violators are subject to be summonsed.

The embargoed dates and locations in Queens are as follows (see map):

Dates:
  • 12:01 am Friday, August 28 through Wednesday, September 2, 2015 11:59 pm
  • 12:01 am Friday, September 11 through Monday, September 14, 2015  6:00 am
Locations:
Arterial Roadways, Queens (Entire Length)*
  • Grand Central Parkway
  • Brooklyn-Queens Expressway
  • Cross Island Parkway
  • Long Island Expressway
  • Whitestone Expressway
  • Van Wyck Expressway
Local Roadways
  • Northern Boulevard from Junction Boulevard to Clearview Expressway
  • Roosevelt Avenue from Main Street to 104th Street
  • College Point Boulevard from 31st Avenue to Horace Harding Boulevard
  • 126th Street from Roosevelt Avenue to Northern Boulevard
  • 111th Street from Roosevelt Avenue to Horace Harding Boulevard
  • Astoria Boulevard from RFK Bridge Plaza to 114th Street

*Note: Work behind concrete barrier that has no effect on traffic flow may continue.

NOTE: A special embargo waiver will be considered on a case by case basis for ongoing major building operations (new building, major alteration or governmental capital project work) to work Sundays to Fridays. Applicant should submit an embargo waiver application (available at our Manhattan permit office and at http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/downloads/pdf/dot-special-event-construction-embargo-waiver.pdf) to OCMC-Streets for review and approval. The application will be reviewed by both OCMC-Streets and the Special Events Unit, and a waiver determination will be made.