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

Easter Sunday Mass Construction Embargo - April 3-5, 2015

A special event construction embargo is in effect for the Easter Sunday Mass starting on April 3 through April 5, 2015. 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 permits issued prior to the date of this notice are hereby suspended for the period of April 3 through April 5, 2015. There will be strict enforcement of this embargo and violators are subject to be summonsed. Utility cover openings are prohibited on roadways noted below unless the utility or contractor can prove an emergency exists. The embargoed areas in Manhattan are as follows (see map):

Locations:
  • 5th Avenue between East 47th Street and East 57th Street

Yankee Stadium Opening Day Construction Embargo - April 4-6, 2015

A special event construction embargo is in effect for the Yankee Stadium Opening Day. From 12:01 am Saturday, April 4, 2015 through 11:59 pm Monday, April 6, 2015 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 dates and locations noted. There will be strict enforcement of this embargo and violators are subject to be summonsed. Utility cover openings are prohibited on roadways noted below unless the utility or contractor can prove an emergency exists. Work on those arterial highway systems and at the Harlem River Bridges that is behind jersey barriers and not affecting motorist may continue. The embargo locations in Manhattan and the Bronx are as follows (see map):

Locations:
Bronx Portion
  • Area bounded by East/West 169th Street on the North; East 138th Street on the South; Grand Concourse on the East; Harlem River on the West (All Inclusive)
  • Willis Avenue Bridge, Third Avenue Bridge, Madison Avenue Bridge, 145th Street Bridge, Macomb’s Dam Bridge over Harlem River
  • Major Deegan Expressway-North and Southbound between RFK/Triborough Bridge and Van Cortlandt Park North
Manhattan Portion
  • West 155th Street between Henry Hudson Parkway and Macombs Dam Bridge
  • Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard between West 135th Street and Macombs Dam Bridge

Mets Citifield Opening Day Construction Embargo - April 11-13, 2015

A special event construction embargo is in effect for the Mets Citifield Opening Day as noted below. From 12:01 am Saturday, April 11 through 11:59 pm Monday, April 13, 2015 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 dates and locations noted.  There will be strict enforcement of this embargo and violators are subject to be summonsed.  Utility cover openings are prohibited on roadways noted below unless the utility or contractor can prove an emergency exists. Work on those arterial highway systems that is behind jersey barriers and not affecting motorists may continue. The embargoed areas in Queens are as follows (see map):

Local Streets
  • Northern Boulevard between Junction Boulevard and Main Street
  • Roosevelt Avenue between Prince Street and 104th Street
  • College Point Boulevard between 31st Avenue and Horace Harding Boulevard
  • 126th Street between Roosevelt Avenue and Northern Boulevard
  • 111th Street between Roosevelt Avenue and Horace Harding Boulevard
  • Astoria Boulevard between RFK (Triboro) Bridge Plaza and 114th Street

Queens Arterials (Entire Length)
  • Grand Central Parkway
  • Brooklyn Queens Expressway
  • Cross Island Parkway
  • Long Island Expressway
  • Whitestone Expressway
  • Van Wyck Expressway

Note: Work occurring behind barriers not impacting on travel lanes may occur through 6:00 am Monday, April 13, 2015.

2015 Tribeca Film and Family Festival Construction Embargo - April 15- April 26, 2015

A special event construction embargo is in effect for the Tribeca Film and Family Festival. From 12:01 am Wednesday, April 15, 2015 through 11:59 pm Sunday, April 26, 2015 only emergency work, including utility cover openings, 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 voided for the time frame and locations noted. There will be strict enforcement of this embargo and violators are subject to be summonsed. The embargo locations in Manhattan are as follows (see map):
  • Greenwich Street between Chambers Street and Hubert Street
  • Beach Street between Greenwich Street and Hudson Street
  • North Moore Street between West Street and Hudson Street
  • Franklin Street between Greenwich Street and Hudson Street
  • Harrison Street between West Street and Hudson Street
  • Jay Street, Duane Street and Reade Street between Greenwich Street and Hudson Street
Note: The embargo will be amended to include Red Carpet events when they are determined.