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

2014 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Construction Embargo - November 17-27, 2014

A special event construction embargo is in effect for the 2014 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade beginning 12:01 am November 17, 2014 through midnight November 27, 2014. During these dates 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 for work in the areas listed are hereby suspended for the dates and locations noted. The permits will be in effect again as of 12:01 am November 28, 2014. Please be aware that any of the locations noted below that are part of our 2014 Holiday Embargo will remain in effect through January 2, 2015. The roadways in Manhattan affected by the embargo are as follows (see map):

Formation:
  • Columbus Avenue between 81st Street and 77th Street
  • Central Park West between 81st Street and 86th Street
  • 81st Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
  • 77th Street and 76th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
  • 71st Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
Route:
  • Central Park West between 81st Street and east side of Columbus Circle / 59th Street
  • Broadway between 59th Street and 58th Street
  • 58th Street between Broadway and 6th Avenue
  • 59th Street between Columbus Circle and 6th Avenue
  • 6th Avenue between 59th Street and 34th Street
  • 34th Street between 6th Avenue and 7th Avenue
Dispersal:
  • 33rd Street between 6th Avenue and 10th Avenue
  • 34th Street between 6th Avenue and 5th Avenue
  • 34th Street between 7th Avenue and 8th Avenue
  • 35th Street between 6th Avenue and 8th Avenue
  • 36th Street to 38th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue
  • 39th Street and 40th Street between 7th Avenue and 8th Avenue
  • 7th Avenue between 33rd Street and 40th Street
Special Note: No new roadway excavations may occur after 12:01am November 17, 2014 even if you possess a valid permit. These permits are suspended during this embargo.

2014 Holiday Construction Embargo – November 21, 2014 and November 24-January 2, 2015

A special Holiday Construction Embargo shall be in effect for the period of Friday, November 21, 2014 from 6:00 am to 11:59 pm and again from Monday, November 24, 2014 from 6:00 am through Thursday, January 2, 2015 11:59 pm. As a result, all routine work shall be suspended during the embargo period unless approval for the work is granted by the Department’s Office of Construction Mitigation and Coordination (OCMC). Such suspension shall not apply to emergency work for which an emergency number is obtained by the permittee pursuant to the provisions of section 2-11 of the Department’s Highway Rules.

It shall be a violation of the Department’s Highway Rules to perform any work on the street during this embargo period without the prior approval of OCMC or the receipt of an emergency number. The Department will strictly enforce this embargo and violators are subject to penalties.

See the list of the affected locations and the conditions for this embargo.