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

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Construction Embargo - January 22 - February 11 and February 20-28, 2015

A special event construction embargo is in effect for the 2015 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. During 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, are hereby suspended for the dates and locations noted below. Utility cover openings are also restricted for item II below 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):

I. Load In/Out

Dates:
  • Thursday, January 22 through Wednesday, February 11, 2015
  • Friday, February 20 through Saturday, February 28, 2015

Locations (Area bounded by):
  • West 65th Street on the North
  • West 59th Street on the South
  • Columbus Avenue / 9th Avenue on the East
  • Amsterdam Avenue on the West

II. Show

Dates:
  • Thursday, February 12 through Thursday, February 19, 2015

Locations (Area bounded by):
  • West 72nd Street on the North
  • West 57th Street on the South
  • Central Park West / Columbus Circle / 8th Avenue on the East
  • Amsterdam Avenue / 10th Avenue on the West

NYC Half Marathon Construction Embargo - March 13-15, 2015

A special event construction embargo is in effect for the NYC Half Marathon Event. From 12:01 am Friday, March 13, 2015 through 11:59 pm Sunday, March 15, 2015 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 Manhattan are as follows (see map):

Locations:

Formation
  • Central Park South between 7th Avenue and 5th Avenue
  • Grand Army Plaza between 59th Street and 60th Street
  • Central Park East Drive between 60th Street and 72nd Street
  • Central Park Center Drive between 59th Street and Central Park East Drive
Route
  • Central Park East Drive between 72nd Street and 110th Street/ Lenox Avenue
  • 110th Street between Lenox Avenue and Frederick Douglass Circle
  • Frederick Douglass Circle (Entire Traffic Circle)
  • Central Park West Drive between Central Park East Drive and 59th Street
  • Central Park South between 7th Avenue and Columbus Circle (Alternate)
  • 7th Avenue between 59th Street and 42nd Street
  • 42nd Street between 7th Avenue and West Side Highway
  • West Side Highway (Northbound) between 42nd Street and 44th Street
  • West Side Highway (Southbound) between 44th Street and Battery Park Underpass
  • West Street between Morris Street and Battery Place (Alternate)
  • Battery Place between West Street and State Street (Alternate)
  • State Street between Battery Place and Pearl Street (Alternate)
  • Battery Park Underpass between West Side Highway (Southbound) and FDR Drive/South Street Exit/Old Slip
  • Whitehall Street between Water Street and South Street (Alternate)
  • South Street between Whitehall Street and Old Slip (Alternate)
  • South Street between Old Slip and Maiden Lane
  • Maiden Lane between South Street and Water Street
  • Water Street between Maiden Lane and Wall Street
Dispersal & Festival
  • Water Street between Wall Street and Whitehall Street
  • State Street between Whitehall Street and Pearl Street
Miscellaneous
  • Front Street between Maiden Lane and Old Slip
  • Wall Street between Pearl Street and South Street
  • Gouverneur Lane between Water Street and South Street
  • Hanover Square between Water Street and Stone Street
  • Stone Street between Hanover Square and Coenties Alley
  • Coenties Alley/Slip between Stone Street and Water Street
  • Pearl Street between Coenties Alley and Hanover Square
  • Broad Street between Water Street and South Street
Note: Work on West Street/9A corridor that occurs behind barrier with no impact on travel lanes may occur through 6AM Sunday, March 15, 2015.

St. Patrick's Day Parade Construction Embargo - March 13-17, 2015

A special event construction embargo is in effect for the St. Patrick's Day Parade starting at 12:01 am Friday, March 13, 2015 through 11:59 pm Tuesday, March 17, 2015. 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 March 13 through March 17, 2015. There will be strict enforcement of this embargo and violators are subject to be summonsed. Utility cover openings are prohibited on roadways noted below between the hours of 6:00 AM and midnight unless the utility or contractor can prove an emergency exists. The embargo areas in Manhattan are as follows (see map):

Locations:

Formation
  • Vanderbilt Avenue between 43rd Street and 46th Street
  • 44th Street and 45th Street between Vanderbilt Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • 46th, 47th and 48th Streets between Park Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • 5th Avenue between 42nd Street and 44th Street
Route
  • 5th Avenue between 79th Street and 44th Street
Dispersal
  • 5th Avenue between East 86th Street and 79th Street
  • 78th, 79th, 84th and 85th Streets between Madison Avenue and 5th Avenue
  • 80th, 81st, 82nd, and 83rd Streets between Madison Avenue and Park Avenue
  • Madison Avenue between East 78th Street and East 81st Street
Miscellaneous
  • 62nd, 63rd, 64th, and 72nd Streets between Madison Avenue and 5th Avenue
  • Madison Avenue between 63rd Street and 64th Street