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

MTV Video Music Awards Construction Embargo - August 15-29, 2016

A special event construction embargo is in effect for MTV Video Music Awards. 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. 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
  • 12:01 AM Monday, August 22 through 11:59 PM Sunday, August 28, 2016
Location
  • Area bounded by 35th Street on the North; 29th Street on the South; 6th Avenue on the East; 9th Avenue on the West; All Inclusive
Additional Embargo
  • 12:01 AM Monday, August 15 through 11:59 PM Monday, August 29, 2016
Location
  • 31st Street between 6th Avenue and 9th Avenue

New York Fashion Week Construction Embargo - August 24- September 20, 2016

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. 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):

Clarkson Square Location

Dates: 12:01 am Friday, August 26 through 11:59 pm Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Locations:

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

Moynihan Station Location

Dates: 12:01 am Wednesday, August 24 through 11:59 pm Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Locations:

  • 30th Street and 31st Street between 8th Avenue and 9th Avenue
  • 33rd Street between 8th Avenue and 9th Avenue
  • 8th Avenue and 9th Avenue between 31st Street and 33rd Street

US Tennis Open and Mets Home Game Construction Embargo - August 26-September 12, 2016

A special event construction embargo is in effect for US Tennis Open and Mets home games. From 12:01 AM Friday, August 26 through 6:00 AM Monday, September 12, 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 Queens are as follows (see map):

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 between Junction Boulevard and Clearview Expressway
  • Roosevelt Avenue between Main 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 Bridge Plaza and 114th Street

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