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

 

Easter Sunday Mass Embargo – April 19 – 21, 2019

A Special Event Construction Embargo is in effect for the Easter Sunday mass from 12:01 am Friday, April 19th through 11:59 pm Sunday, April 21st. 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 are as follows: (See Easter Sunday Mass 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

Locations:

  • 5th Avenue between 47th Street and 57th Street

 

Car Free Earth Day Embargo – April 22 – 27, 2019

A Special Event Construction Embargo is in effect for Car Free Earth Day from 12:01 am Monday, April 22nd through 11:59 pm Satday, April 27th. 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 are as follows: (See Car Free Earth Day 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.

Locations:

  • Broadway between 17th Street and 47th Street
  • 5th Avenue between 24th Street and 26th Street
  • Union Square West between 17th Street and 16th Street

 

Five Boro Bike Tour Embargo – April 26 – May 5, 2019

A Special Event Construction Embargo is in effect for the Five Boro Bike Tour from 12:01 am Friday, April 26, 2019 through 11:59 pm Sunday, May 5, 2019. 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 are as follows: (See the Five Boro Bike Tour 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.

Locations:
Manhattan Portion:

  • Greenwich Street between Battery Place and Morris Street
  • Trinity Place between Morris Street and Liberty Street
  • Church Street between Liberty Street and Canal Street
  • Chambers Street between Broadway and West Broadway
  • Worth Street between Broadway and West Broadway
  • Canal Street between Broadway and 6th Avenue
  • 6th Avenue between Franklin Street and West 59th Street
  • West 59th Street between 6th Avenue and 5th Avenue
  • Grand Army Plaza between West 59th Street and East Drive
  • East Drive between Grand Army Plaza and Center Drive
  • Center Drive between 5th Avenue and East Drive
  • East Drive between Center Drive and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard
  • Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard between West 110th Street and West 135th Street
  • East / West 135th Street between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard and Madison Avenue
  • Madison Avenue between East 135th Street and East 138th Street
  • Madison Avenue Bridge (Bronx-bound)

Bronx Portion:

  • 138th Street between Madison Avenue Bridge and 3rd Avenue
  • 3rd Avenue between 138th Street and 3rd Avenue Bridge
  • Rider Avenue between 138th Street and 137th Street
  • 137th Street between Rider Avenue and 3rd Avenue
  • 3rd Avenue Bridge (Manhattan-bound)

Manhattan Portion (Continued):

  • Harlem River Drive / FDR Drive (Southbound) between 3rd Avenue Bridge and East 116th Street
  • East 116th Street between FDR Drive and Pleasant Avenue
  • Pleasant Avenue between East 116th Street and East 114th Street
  • Harlem River Drive / FDR Drive (Southbound) between 116th Street and 63rd Street Exit
  • East 63rd Street between FDR Drive (Southbound) and Queensboro Bridge Exit
  • Queensboro Bridge Exit between East 63rd Street and East 60th Street
  • Queensboro Bridge Upper Level (Manhattan-bound)

Queens Portion:

  • 21st Street between Queens Plaza South and Hoyt Avenue North
  • Queens Plaza South between 21st Street and Vernon Boulevard / Alternate Route
  • Hoyt Avenue North between 21st Street and 19th Street
  • 19th Street between Hoyt Avenue North and Ditmars Boulevard
  • Ditmars Boulevard between 19th Street and Shore Boulevard
  • Shore Boulevard between Ditmars Boulevard and Astoria Park South
  • Astoria Park South between Shore Boulevard and14th Street
  • 14th Street between Astoria Park South and 31st Avenue
  • 31st Avenue between 14th Street and Vernon Boulevard
  • Vernon Boulevard between 31st Avenue and 44th Drive
  • 44th Drive between Vernon Boulevard and 11th Street
  • 11th Street between 44th Drive and Pulaski Bridge
  • Pulaski Bridge (Brooklyn-bound)

Brooklyn Portion:

  • McGuiness Boulevard between Pulaski Bridge and Greenpoint Avenue
  • Java Street between McGuinness Boulevard and Franklin Street
  • Greenpoint Avenue between McGuinness Boulevard and Franklin Street
  • Franklin Street between Java Street and North 14th Street
  • Kent Avenue between North 14th Street and Williamsburg Street West
  • Williamsburg Street West between Kent Avenue and Flushing Avenue
  • Flushing Avenue between Williamsburg Street West and Navy Street
  • North Elliot Place between Flushing Avenue and Park Avenue
  • Navy Street between Flushing Avenue and York Street
  • York Street between Navy Street and Gold Street
  • Gold Street between York Street and Front Street
  • Front Street between Gold Street and Old Fulton Street
  • Old Fulton between Furman Street and Prospect Street
  • Cadman Plaza West between Prospect Street and Tillary Street
  • Tillary Street between Cadman Plaza West and Adams Street
  • Brooklyn Bridge Promenade between Tillary Street and Centre Street
  • Furman Street between Old Fulton Street and Atlantic Avenue
  • Atlantic Avenue between Furman Street and Columbia Street
  • Columbia Street between Atlantic Avenue and BQE West Entrance Columbia Street
  • BQE / Gowanus Expressway between BQE West Entrance Columbia Street and Verrazano
  • Verrazano Bridge Lower Level (Staten Island-bound)

Staten Island Portion:

  • Bay Street between New York Avenue and Hylan Boulevard
  • Hylan Boulevard between Bay Street and Edgewater Street
  • Edgewater Street/ Front Street between Hylan Boulevard and Hannah Street
  • Hannah Street between Front Street and Bay Street
  • Bay Street between Hannah Street and Richmond Terrace

Five Day Embargo – April 30, 2019 – May 5, 2019

Manhattan Portion:

  • Peter Minuit Plaza between State Street and South Street
  • Whitehall Street between South Street and Water Street
  • State Street between Whitehall Street and Battery Place
  • Battery Place between State Street and West Street
  • Morris Street between Broadway and Greenwich Street
  • Albany Street between West Street and Greenwich Street
  • Greenwich Street between Rector Street and Cedar Street
  • West Broadway between Vesey Street and Barclay Street
  • West Broadway between Murray Street and Warren Street
  • Rector Street between Broadway and Greenwich Street
  • Cedar Street between Broadway and Greenwich Street
  • Liberty Street between Broadway and Greenwich Street
  • Dey Street between Broadway and Church Street
  • Vesey Street between West Street and West Broadway
  • Barclay Street between Broadway and West Broadway
  • Warren Street between West Street and West Broadway
  • Murray Street between Broadway and West Broadway
  • Duane Street between Broadway and West Broadway
  • Thomas Street between Broadway and West Broadway
  • Leonard Street between Broadway and West Broadway
  • Franklin Street between Broadway and West Broadway
  • White Street between Broadway and West Broadway
  • Walker Street between Broadway and 6th Avenue
  • Lispenard Street between Broadway and 6th Avenue

 

Brooklyn Half Marathon Construction Embargo – May 16 – 18, 2019

A Special Event Construction Embargo is in effect for the Brooklyn Half Marathon from 12:01 am Thursday, May 16th through 11:59 pm Saturday, May 18th. 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 are as follows: (See Brooklyn Half Marathon 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.

Locations:

  • Eastern Parkway between Grand Army Plaza and Bedford Avenue
  • Washington Avenue between Eastern Parkway and Empire Boulevard
  • Empire Boulevard between Washington Avenue and Flatbush Avenue
  • Flatbush Avenue between Empire Boulevard and Grand Army Plaza
  • Grand Army Plaza (Entire Circle)
  • Ocean Avenue between Flatbush Avenue and Parkside Avenue
  • Parkside Avenue between Ocean Avenue and Park Circle
  • West Lake Drive between East Drive and South Lake Drive
  • South Lake Drive between West Lake Drive and East Lake Drive
  • East Lake Drive between South Lake Drive and East Drive
  • West Drive between East Drive and West Lake Drive
  • Park Circle between South Lake Drive and Ocean Parkway Entrance Ramp
  • Ocean Parkway between Ocean Parkway Entrance Ramp and Surf Avenue
  • Surf Avenue between Ocean Parkway and West 19th Street
  • West 10th Street between Surf Avenue and Boardwalk
  • West 15th Street between Surf Avenue and Boardwalk