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

 

Mets Citifield Opening Day Construction Embargo - March 31- April 3, 2017

A special event construction embargo is in effect for the Mets Citifield Opening Day. From 12:01 AM Friday, March 31 through 11:59 PM Monday, April 3, 2017, 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):

Local Streets
  • Northern Boulevard between Junction Boulevard and 149th Place
  • 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
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 Monday, April 3, 2017, 6:00 AM.

 

Yankee Stadium Opening Day Construction Embargo - April 7-10, 2017

A special event construction embargo is in effect for the Yankee Stadium Opening Day. From 12:01 AM Friday, April 7 through 11:59 PM Monday, April 10, 2017, 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 the Bronx and Manhattan are as follows (see map):

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
  • Major Deegan Expressway (Northbound and Southbound) between RFK/Triborough Bridge and Van Cortlandt Park North
  • Willis Avenue Bridge
  • Third Avenue Bridge
  • Madison Avenue Bridge
  • 145th Street Bridge
  • Macomb’s Dam Bridge
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

 

Easter Sunday Mass Construction Embargo - April 14-16, 2017

A special event construction embargo is in effect for the Easter Sunday Mass. From 12:01 AM Friday, April 14 through 11:59 PM Sunday, April 16, 2017, 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 Manhattan are as follows (see map):

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

 

Car Free Earth Day Construction Embargo - April 17-22, 2017

A special event construction embargo is in effect for Car Free Earth Day. From 12:01 am Monday, April 17, through 11:59 pm Saturday, April 22, 2017, 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 Manhattan are as follows (see map):

Locations:
  • Broadway between 17th Street and 47th Street