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

 

New York Fashion Week 2017 – August 18-September 22, 2017

A Special Event Construction Embargo is in effect for New York Fashion Week. 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 non-emergency permits issued prior to the date of this notice are hereby suspended for the dates and locations indicated below. 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. (See map):

Venue #1 – Clarkson Square

Embargo Dates:
Friday, August 18th - Friday, September 22nd

Embargo Times:
12:01 am to 11:59 pm

Locations:

  • West Street between Spring Street and Clarkson Street
  • Washington Street between Spring Street and Clarkson Street
  • Greenwich Street between Spring Street and Clarkson Street
  • West Houston between Greenwich Street and West Street
  • Clarkson Street between Greenwich Street and West Street
  • Spring Street between Greenwich Street and West Street

Venue #2 – Spring Studios

Embargo Dates:
Friday, September 1st - Saturday, September 16th 2017

Embargo Times:
12:01 am to 11:59 pm

Locations:

  • Varick Street between Laight Street and North Moore Street
  • St. Johns Lane between Beach Street and Laight Street

 

San Gennaro Festival Construction Embargo - September 11-25, 2017

A Special Event Construction Embargo is in effect for San Gennaro Festival from Monday, September 11th (12:01 am) through Monday, September 25th (6 pm) 2017. 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 non-emergency permits issued prior to the date of this notice are hereby suspended for the dates and locations indicated below. 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:

  • Mott Street between Canal Street and East Houston Street
  • Mulberry Street between Canal Street and East Houston Street
  • Baxter Street/Centre Market Place between Canal Street and Broome Street
  • Centre Street/Cleveland Place between Canal Street and Spring Street
  • Lafayette Street between Spring Street and East Houston Street
  • Canal Street between Bowery and Centre Street
  • Hester Street between Mott Street and Centre Street
  • Grand Street between Elizabeth Street and Centre Street
  • Broome Street between Mott Street and Centre Street/Cleveland Place
  • Kenmare Street between Mott Street and Cleveland Place
  • Spring Street between Mott Street and Cleveland Place/Lafayette Street
  • Prince Street between Mott Street and Lafayette Street
  • Jersey Street between Mulberry Street and Lafayette Street

 

UN General Assembly Construction Embargo September 11- 28, 2017

A Special Event Construction Embargo is in effect for the UN General Assembly. 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 non-emergency permits issued prior to the date of this notice are hereby suspended for the dates and locations indicated below. 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):

Main Embargo

Dates:
Monday, September 11th (12:01 am) - Thursday, September 28th (11:59 pm), 2017

Locations:

  • Area bounded by 60th Street on the North, 34th Street on the South, 1st Avenue on the East and 3rd Avenue on the West; All inclusive
  • Area bounded by 54th Street on the North, 48th Street on the South,1st Avenue on the East and Madison Avenue on the West; All inclusive
  • 34th Street between FDR Drive and 7th Avenue
  • 42nd Street between FDR Drive and 7th Avenue
  • 50th Street between FDR Drive and 7th Avenue
  • 53rd Street between FDR Drive and 7th Avenue
  • 54th Street between 3rd Avenue and 7th Avenue
  • 57th Street between FDR Drive and 7th Avenue
  • 61st Street between 5th Avenue and Park Avenue
  • 48th Street between 1st Avenue and FDR Drive Service Road
  • 49th Street between 1st Avenue and FDR Drive Service Road
  • FDR Drive Service Road between 48th Street and 49th Street
  • 51st Street between 7th Avenue and 3rd Avenue
  • 56th Street between 6th Avenue and 5th Avenue
  • 52nd Street between 6th Avenue and 7th Avenue
  • 55th Street between 6th Avenue and Madison Avenue
  • 6th Avenue between West 53rd Street and West 55th Street
  • 54th Street between 6th Avenue and 5th Avenue
  • 59th Street between 7th Avenue and 5th Avenue
  • 58th Street between Broadway and Madison Avenue
  • Madison Avenue between 58th Street and 42nd Street
  • Grand Army Plaza between 58th Street and 60th Street
  • 5th Avenue between 56th Street and 59th Street
  • 6th Avenue between 56th Street and 59th Street
  • Little West Street between 1st Place and Battery Place
  • Battery Place between 1st Place and Little West Street
  • 1st Place between Battery Place and Little West Street

FDR Embargo

Dates:
Saturday, September 16 (12:01 am) – Thursday, September 28th (11:59 pm), 2017

Locations:

  • FDR Drive between Whitehall Street and Willis Avenue Bridge/RFK Bridge

 

2017 NYRR Bronx 10 Mile Run Embargo - September 22 – September 24,2017

A Special Event Construction Embargo is in effect for the Bronx 10 Mile Run. 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 non-emergency permits issued prior to the date of this notice are hereby suspended for the dates and locations indicated below. 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 the Bronx are as follows: (See map):

Main Embargo

Dates:
Friday, September 22nd (12:01 am) – Sunday, September 24th (11:59 pm) 2017

Locations:

  • East 161st Street between Grand Concourse and Macombs Dam Bridge
  • Grand Concourse between East 161st Street and Mosholu Parkway
  • Mosholu Parkway between Southern Boulevard and West Gunhill Road
  • West Mosholu Parkway South between Sedgwick Avenue and Paul Avenue
  • West Mosholu Parkway South between Sedgwick Avenue and Mosholu Parkway
  • Sedgwick Avenue between Mosholu Parkway and Goulden Avenue

 

2017 Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Run & Festival Embargo - September 22 – September 24,2017

A Special Event Construction Embargo is in effect for Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Run & Festival. 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 non-emergency permits issued prior to the date of this notice are hereby suspended for the dates and locations indicated below. 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):

Main Embargo

Dates:
Friday, September 22nd (12:01 am) – Sunday, September 24th (11:59 pm) 2017

Manhattan Locations:

  • Battery Park Underpass
  • West Street between Battery Place and Warren Street
  • West Thames Street between West Street and Dead End (Battery Park Esplanade)
  • South End Avenue between West Thames Street and Liberty Street
  • Liberty Street between West Street and Battery Park Esplanade
  • Murray Street between North End Avenue and West Street
  • Warren Street between West Street and River Terrace
  • North End Avenue between Warren Street and Vesey Street
  • Vesey Street between West Street and River Terrace
  • River Terrace between Warren Street and Vesey Street
Brooklyn Locations:
  • Richards Street between King Street and Bowne Street/Hamilton Avenue
  • Van Brunt Street between Visitation Place and Hamilton Avenue
  • Bowne Street between Van Brunt Street and Richards Street
  • Seabring Street between Van Brunt Street and Columbia Street
  • Commerce Street between Van Brunt Street and Columbia Street
  • Delevan Street between Van Brunt Street and Columbia Street
  • Verona Street between Van Brunt Street and Columbia Street
  • Visitation Place between Van Brunt Street and Richards Street
  • Dwight Street between Beard Street and Commerce Street/Columbia Street
  • Hamilton Avenue between Henry Street and the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel (Woodhull Street)
  • Columbia Street between Verona Street and Hamilton Avenue
  • Beard Street between Richards Street and Dwight Street

 

2017 Holiday Construction Embargo - November 15, 2017 - January 2, 2018

A special Holiday Construction Embargo shall be in effect from 6 am Wednesday, November 15, 2017 through 11:59 pm Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

As a result, all routine work shall be suspended during the embargo period unless approval for the work is granted by the New York City Department of Transportation’s (NYCDOT) Office of Construction Mitigation and Coordination (OCMC). Such suspension shall not apply to emergency work for which an emergency number is obtained by the permittee pursuant to the provisions of section 2-11 of NYCDOT’s Highway Rules.

It shall be a violation of NYCDOT’s Highway Rules to perform any work on the street during this embargo period without the prior approval of OCMC or the receipt of an emergency number. NYCDOT will strictly enforce this embargo and violators are subject to penalties.

Click here for a list of the affected locations and the conditions (pdf)
A map of the affected locations is available on NYCDOT's website at: http://gis.nyc.gov/doitt/nycitymap/template?applicationName=DOT

This policy supersedes any and all previously issued policies regarding NYCDOT’s Holiday Construction Embargo.