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

 

No Dig/ Dig with Caution 2018 Construction Embargo – August 9, 2018 - Until Further Notice

At the request of the New York City Emergency/Management (NYCEM) office and the Manhattan Electric Control Center, a special construction embargo has been issued for any street work for the Madison Square area and Chelsea Networks in Manhattan as listed below, due to the networks being in a 3rd and 2nd distribution contingency, respectively. All company and contractor personnel involved in construction activities, particularly with digging activities, shall follow the “No Dig” section in distribution Engineering’s EOP-5025. During this time frame, only emergency work street excavations 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:

Locations:

Manhattan
  • Area bounded by East 23rd Street on the North, East 15th Street on the South, Park Avenue on the East, and 5th Avenue on the West
  • Madison Avenue between East 23rd Street and East 30th Street
  • East 28th Street between 5th Avenue and Lexington Avenue

 

NY Fashion Week Construction Embargo – January 27 – February 23, 2019 and February 3 -12, 2019

A Special Event Construction Embargo is in effect for New York Fashion Week from 12:01 am Sunday, January 27th through 11:59 pm February 23rd. and from 12:01 am Sunday, February 3rd through 11:59 pm February 12th. During these time frames, 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):

To apply for a waiver, please email specialevents@dot.nyc.gov. 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

Date: January 27 – February 23, 2019
Locations: Venue #1

  • Greenwich Street between West Houston Street and King Street
  • Varick Street between Dominick Street and Beach Street
  • St. Johns Lane between Laight Street and Beach Street
  • Laight Street between Varick Street and St. Johns Lane

Date: February 3 – 12, 2019
Locations: Venue #2

  • Washington Street between Jane Street and West 12th Street
  • West 12th Street between Washington Street and Greenwich Street