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

UN General Assembly Construction Embargo - September 15-October 2, 2014

A special event construction embargo is in effect for the UN General Assembly for the dates and locations noted below. 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, and manhole openings, are hereby suspended for the dates and locations noted below. There will be strict enforcement of this embargo and violators are subject to be summonsed. The embargoed dates and areas are as follows (see map):

Dates: Starting 12:01 am Sunday, September 28th through 11:59 pm Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

Locations:
  • 51st and 50th Streets between Madison Avenue and Park Avenue
  • Park Avenue between 51st Street and 50th Street
  • Madison Avenue between 51st Street and 50th Street

Dates: Starting 12:01 am Sunday, September 28th through 11:59 pm Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Locations:
  • 50th and 51st Streets between Lexington Avenue and Park Avenue
  • Park Avenue between 50th Street and 49th Street
  • Lexington Avenue between 50th Street and 49th Street

Note: Work directly associated with the MED 600 water main project for shaft 33B may continue during embargo. However, construction activity is subject to restrictions that may be required from NYCDOT Special Events and/or Governmental agencies associated with the UN session.

Belt Parkway Eastbound/Westbound Resurfacing (Flatbush Avenue to Rockaway Parkway) Construction Embargo - September 15-October 18, 2014

A special construction embargo is in effect for the resurfacing of the Belt Parkway between the hours of 10pm to 6am weeknights, for the period of September 15th through October 18, 2014. 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 permits issued prior to the date of this notice are hereby suspended for the period of 10pm to 6am weeknights September 15, 2014 through October 18, 2014. There will be strict enforcement of this embargo and violators are subject to be summonsed. Utility cover openings are prohibited on roadways noted below during these times unless the utility or contractor can prove an emergency exists.

The embargoed dates and areas in Brooklyn and Queens are as follows:

Eastbound Belt Parkway from Flatbush Avenue to Rockaway Parkway
Times/Dates:
  • 10:00 pm to 6:00 am nightly, Monday nights through Saturday mornings
  • Monday, September 15 through Saturday, September 30, 2014
Locations:
  • Flatbush Avenue from Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Bridge to Flatlands Avenue
  • Utica Avenue from Flatbush Avenue to Flatlands Avenue
  • Flatlands Avenue from Flatbush Avenue to Pennsylvania Avenue
  • Rockaway Parkway from Flatlands Avenue to Belt Parkway Interchange
  • Pennsylvania Avenue from Flatlands Avenue to Belt Parkway Interchange
  • East 76th Street/Paerdegat Avenue from Flatlands Avenue to Seaview Avenue
  • Seaview Avenue from East 76th Street/Paerdegat Avenue to Rockaway Parkway
  • Belt Parkway Eastbound from Verrazano Bridge to Flatbush Avenue
  • Belt Parkway Eastbound from Rockaway Parkway to Van Wyck Expressway
Westbound Belt Parkway from Rockaway Parkway to Flatbush Avenue
Times/Dates:
  • 10:00 pm to 6:00 am nightly, Monday nights through Saturday mornings
  • Monday, October 6 through Saturday, October 18, 2014
Locations:
  • Flatbush Avenue from Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Bridge to Flatlands Avenue
  • Utica Avenue from Flatbush Avenue to Flatlands Avenue
  • Flatlands Avenue from Flatbush Avenue to Pennsylvania Avenue
  • Rockaway Parkway from Flatlands Avenue to Belt Parkway Interchange
  • Pennsylvania Avenue from Flatlands Avenue to Belt Parkway Interchange
  • East 76th Street/Paerdegat Avenue from Flatlands Avenue to Seaview Avenue
  • Seaview Avenue from East 76th Street/Paerdegat Avenue to Rockaway Parkway
  • Belt Parkway Westbound from Van Wyck Expressway to Rockaway Parkway
  • Belt Parkway Westbound from Flatbush Avenue to Verrazano Bridge

2014 Bronx 10 Mile Run Construction Embargo - September 26-28, 2014

A special event construction embargo is in effect for the Bronx 10 Mile Run. From Friday, September 26 through Sunday, September 28, 2014 at the locations noted below 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 noted. There will be strict enforcement of this embargo and violators are subject to be summonsed.

The embargoed locations in the Bronx are as follows (see map):

Locations:
  • Grand Concourse between East 161st Street and Mosholu Parkway
  • Mosholu Parkway between Paul Avenue and Bainbridge Avenue
  • Paul Avenue between Mosholu Parkway and Bedford Park Boulevard
  • Bedford Park Boulevard between Paul Avenue and Goulden Avenue
  • Goulden Avenue between Bedford Park Boulevard and West 205th Street
  • West 205th Street between Goulden Avenue and Paul Avenue

Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Run & Festival Construction Embargo - September 26-28, 2014

A special event construction embargo is in effect for the 2014 Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Run & Festival. From 12:01 am Friday, September 26 through 11:59 pm Sunday, September 28, 2014 at the locations noted below only emergency work (this includes utility manhole openings) 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 noted. There will be strict enforcement of this embargo and violators are subject to be summonsed. The embargoed areas in Brooklyn and Manhattan are as follows (see map):

Locations

Manhattan:
  • Battery Park Underpass
  • West Street between Battery Place and Warren Street
  • West Thames Street between West Street and Dead End (Battery Park Esplanade)
  • South End Avenue between West Thames Street and Liberty Street
  • Liberty Street between West Street and Battery Park Esplanade
  • Murray Street between North End Avenue and West Street
  • Warren Street between West Street and River Terrace
  • North End Avenue between Warren Street and Vesey Street
  • Vesey Street between West Street and River Terrace
  • River Terrace between Warren Street and Vesey Street
Brooklyn:
  • Richards Street between King Street and Bowne Street/Hamilton Avenue
  • Bowne Street between Richards Street and Hamilton Avenue
  • Dwight Street between King Street and Commerce Street/Columbia Street
  • Hamilton Avenue between Henry Street and the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel (Woodhull Street)
  • Verona Street between Dwight Street and Richards Street
  • Columbia Street between Delevan Street and Hamilton Avenue
Note: No street or sidewalk excavation may occur during the dates and times noted above. Work behind barriers that is closed off to the public, and construction activity that does not involve excavation work may occur until 11:59 pm Friday.

2014 MS Bike Tour Construction Embargo - October 4-5, 2014

A special event construction embargo is in effect for the 2014 MS Bike Tour. From 12:01 am Saturday, October 4 through 11:59 pm Sunday, October 5, 2014 at the locations noted below only emergency work (this includes utility manhole openings) may be performed provided an emergency number is received from the New York City Department of Transportation. Any nonemergency permits issued prior to the date of this notice are hereby suspended for the dates and locations noted. There will be strict enforcement of this embargo and violators are subject to be summonsed. The embargoed areas in Manhattan are as follows (see map):

Locations:
55/100 Mile Route- Leaving NYC
  • West Street between West 54th Street and Canal Street
  • Canal Street between West Street and Holland Tunnel entrance
55/100 Mile Route Returning NYC
  • West 178th Street between Cabrini Boulevard and Pinehurst Avenue
  • Pinehurst Avenue between West 178th Street and West 177th Street
  • West 177th Street between Pinehurst Avenue and Haven Avenue
  • Haven Avenue/West 168th Street between West 177th Street and Fort Washington Avenue
  • Fort Washington Avenue between West 168th Street and West 165th Street
  • West 165th Street between Fort Washington Avenue and Riverside Drive
  • Riverside Drive between West 165th Street and West 72nd Street
  • West 72nd Street between Riverside Drive and West End Avenue
  • West End Avenue between West 72nd Street and West 59th Street
  • West 59th Street between West End Avenue and Joe DiMaggio Highway
30 Mile Route
  • West Street between West 54th Street and Battery Park Underpass
  • Battery Park Underpass between West Street and FDR Drive
  • FDR Drive (northbound) between Battery Park Underpass and Harlem River Drive
  • Harlem River Drive between FDR Drive and 10th Avenue
  • 10th Avenue between Harlem River Drive and West 218th Street
  • West 218th Street between 10th Avenue and Indian Road
  • Indian Road between West 218th Street and West 214th Street
  • West 214th Street between Indian Road and Seaman Avenue
  • Seaman Avenue between West 214th Street and Riverside Drive
  • Riverside Drive between Seaman Avenue and Henry Hudson Parkway
  • Henry Hudson Parkway/Joe DiMaggio Highway / West Street (southbound) between Riverside Drive and West 56th Street