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

 

Heritage of Pride Parade and Festival Construction Embargo - June 22-25, 2017

A special event construction embargo is in effect for the Heritage of Pride Parade and 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):

Three Day Embargo

Dates:12:01 AM Thursday June 22, through 11:59 PM Sunday, June 25, 2017

Location:

Formation
  • 41st Street between 5th Avenue and Park Avenue
  • 36th Street to 40th Street between 6th Avenue and Park Avenue
Route
  • 5th Avenue between 42nd Street and West 8th Street
  • 8th Street between 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • Greenwich Avenue between 6th Avenue and Christopher Street
  • Christopher Street between Greenwich Avenue and Greenwich Street
Dispersal
  • Greenwich Street between West 11th Street and Leroy Street
Festival
  • Hudson Street between West 14th Street and Bethune Street
  • West 13th Street between 9th Avenue and West 4th Street
Miscellaneous
  • 5th Avenue between 8th Street and Washington Mews
  • Bleecker Street between Christopher Street and West 10th Street

Event Day Embargo

Date:Sunday, June 25, 2017

Locations:

  • 6th Avenue between West 42nd Street and 8th Street
  • Madison Avenue between East 42nd Street and East 23rd Street
  • Broadway between West 34th Street and 8th Street

 

Macy’s 4th of July Annual Fireworks Celebration Construction Embargo – June 30- July 5, 2017

A special event construction embargo is in effect for the Macy’s 4th of July Annual Fireworks Celebration. From 12:01 AM Friday, June 30 through 6:00 AM Wednesday, July 5, 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, Brooklyn and Queens are as follows (see map):

Main Embargo

Manhattan Locations:

  • FDR Drive between Montgomery Street and East 63rd Street
  • FDR Drive Service Roads between Montgomery Street and 63rd Street
  • Montgomery Street between Cherry Street and FDR Drive
  • Delancey Street between Lewis Street and FDR Drive
  • East Houston Street between Baruch Place and FDR Drive
  • Avenue C between 13th Street and Avenue C Entrance Ramp to FDR
  • Avenue C Entrance Ramps
  • East 6th Street between Avenue D and FDR Drive
  • East 10th Street between Avenue D and FDR Drive
  • 14th Street between Avenue C and Avenue B
  • Avenue C between East 16th Street and East 23rd Street
  • East 20th Street between 1st Avenue and Avenue C
  • East 23rd Street between 1st Avenue and Avenue C
  • East 26th Street between 1st Avenue and FDR Drive
  • East 30th Street between 1st Avenue and FDR Drive
  • 30th Street Entrance Ramps
  • East 33rd Street between 1st Avenue and 3rd Avenue
  • East 34th Street between 2nd Avenue and FDR Drive
  • 34th Street Entrance Ramps
  • East 37th Street between 1st Avenue and FDR Drive
  • East 38th Street between 1st Avenue and FDR Drive
  • East 41st Street between 1st Avenue and FDR Drive
  • East 42nd Street between 1st Avenue and FDR Drive
  • 42nd Street Entrance Ramps
  • East 48th Street between 1st Avenue and FDR Drive
  • East 49th Street between 1st Avenue and FDR Drive
  • East 53rd Street between 1st Avenue and FDR Drive

Brooklyn Locations: 

  • Greenpoint Avenue between McGuinness Boulevard and East River
  • Kent Street between Franklin Street and East River
  • Java Street between Franklin Street and East River
  • India Street between Franklin Street and East River
  • Huron Street between Franklin Street and West Street
  • Green Street between Franklin Street and West Street
  • Freeman Street and Franklin Street and West Street
  • Eagle Street between Franklin Street and West Street
  • Dupont Street between Franklin Street and East River
  • West Street between Greenpoint Avenue and Eagle Street
  • Franklin Street between Greenpoint Avenue and Dupont Street

Queens Locations:   

  • Area bounded by 44th Drive on the North; Borden Avenue on the South; Vernon Boulevard on the East; East River on the West (All Inclusive)
  • Center Boulevard between Borden Avenue and 54th Avenue
  • 2nd Street between Borden Avenue and Newtown Creek/Dead End
  • Vernon Boulevard between 54th Avenue and Newtown Creek/Dead End
  • 54th Avenue between Center Boulevard and Vernon Boulevard

 

Disability Pride Parade Construction Embargo - July 7-9, 2017

A special event construction embargo is in effect for the Disability Pride Parade. From 12:01 AM Friday, July 7 through 11:59 PM Sunday, July 9, 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:

Formation
  • 16th Street between 5th Avenue and Union Square West
  • 17th Street between 5th Avenue and Park Avenue
  • Union Square West between 17th Street and 14th Street
Route
  • 5th Avenue between 26th Street and 24th Street
  • Broadway between 24th Street and 17th Street
Dispersal
  • 24th Street and 25th Street between Park Avenue and Madison Avenue
  • 26th Street and 27th Street between Park Avenue and 5th Avenue
  • Madison Avenue between 23rd Street and 27th Street