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 Embargo – January 22 to February 17, 2020

A Special Event Construction Embargo is in effect from 12:01 am Wednesday, January 22nd 2020 through 11:59 pm Friday, February 17th 2020 for the 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. The embargoed dates and locations are as follows: (See map):

To apply for a waiver, please email In the subject line include "event name / waiver request" In the body of your email, please describe in detail the scope and timeline of work and attach any relevant drawings. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Special Events: (212) 839-6620

  • Varick Street between Laight Street and Beach Street
  • St. Johns Lane between Laight Street and Beach Street
  • Laight Street between Varick Street and 6th Avenue