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 - August 14-September 19, 2014

A special event construction embargo is in effect for the 2014 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, August 14, through Wednesday, September 3, 2014
  • Friday, September 12 through Friday, September 19, 2014
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
Locations: Amsterdam Avenue between West 59th Street and West 58th Street

II. Show

Dates: Thursday, September 4, through Thursday, September 11, 2014

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

2014 US Tennis Open/Mets Home Game Embargo – August 22-31 and September 6-9, 2014

A special event construction embargo is in effect when US Tennis Open events and New York Mets home games are scheduled for the same day. 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. There will be strict enforcement of this embargo and violators are subject to be summonsed.

The embargoed dates and locations in Queens are as follows (see map)
Dates:
12:01 am Friday, August 22 through 11:59 pm Sunday, August 31, 2014
12:01 am Saturday, September 6 through 6:00 am Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Locations:
Arterial Roadways, Queens (Entire Length)*
  • Grand Central Parkway
  • Brooklyn-Queens Expressway
  • Cross Island Parkway
  • Long Island Expressway
  • Whitestone Expressway
  • Van Wyck Expressway
Local Roadways
  • Northern Boulevard from Junction Boulevard to Clearview Expressway
  • Roosevelt Avenue from Main Street to 104th Street
  • College Point Boulevard from 31st Avenue to Horace Harding Boulevard
  • 126th Street from Roosevelt Avenue to Northern Boulevard
  • 111th Street from Roosevelt Avenue to Horace Harding Boulevard
  • Astoria Boulevard from RFK Bridge Plaza to 114th Street
*Note: Work behind concrete barrier that has no effect on traffic flow may continue.

2014 West Indian Day Children’s Parade and West Indian Day Carnival and Parade Construction Embargo - August 27-September 1, 2014

A special event construction embargo is in effect for the West Indian Day Children’s Parade and the West Indian Day Parade and Festival. During the time frame noted below and locations identified 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 time frame and locations noted below. There will be strict enforcement of this embargo and violators are subject to be summonsed. The embargoed dates and locations in Brooklyn are as follows (see map)

West Indian Day Children’s Parade
Dates:
12:01 am Wednesday, August 27 through 11:59 pm Saturday, August 30, 2014
Locations:
  • St. John’s Place between Kingston Avenue and Franklin Avenue
  • Franklin Avenue between St. John’s Place and President Street
  • President Street between Franklin Avenue and Washington Avenue
West Indian Day Carnival and Parade
Dates:
12:01 am, Wednesday, August 27 through 11:59 pm, Monday, September 1, 2014
Locations:
  • Buffalo Avenue between Eastern Parkway and East New York Avenue
  • Rochester Avenue between East New York Avenue and Sterling Place
  • Ralph Avenue between Eastern Parkway and East New York Avenue
  • East New York Avenue between Howard Avenue and Utica Avenue
  • Eastern Parkway between Howard Avenue and Grand Army Plaza
  • Flatbush Avenue between Grand Army Plaza and Caton Avenue
  • Ocean Avenue between Empire Boulevard and Parkside Avenue
  • Butler Place between Grand Army Plaza and Sterling Place
  • St. Johns Place between Underhill Avenue and Grand Army Plaza
  • Rockaway Parkway between East New York Avenue and Rutland Road
  • Parkside Avenue between Park Circle and Flatbush Avenue
  • Bedford Avenue between Eastern Parkway and Empire Boulevard
  • Empire Boulevard between Flatbush Avenue and Nostrand Avenue
  • Nostrand Avenue between Empire Boulevard and Linden Boulevard

Brooklyn Bridge Full Weekend Closure Embargo - Weekends of 8/22/14-8/25/14, 9/5/14-9/8/14 and 9/12/14-9/15/14)

A special construction embargo is in effect for the Brooklyn Bridge (closure of inbound traffic only) full weekend closures. 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 permits issued prior to the date of this notice are hereby suspended for the time frame and locations noted below. There will be strict enforcement of this embargo and violators are subject to be summonsed.

Dates
  • 7:00 pm Friday, August 22, 2014 through 6:00 am Monday, August 25, 2014.
  • 7:00 pm Friday, September 5, 2014 through 6:00 am Monday, September 8, 2014.
  • 7:00 pm Friday, September 12, 2014 through 6:00 am Monday, September 15, 2014.

Locations in Manhattan:
  • Allen Street from Canal Street to East Houston Street
  • Ann Street from Park Row to Gold Street
  • Avenue of the Americas from Church Street to West Houston Street
  • Battery Park Underpass from West Street (9A) to FDR Drive
  • Battery Place from State Street to West Street (9A)
  • Beekman Street from Park Row to Gold Street
  • Beekman Street from South Street to Pearl Street
  • Bowery from Chatham Square to East Houston Street
  • Broadway from Battery Place to East Houston Street
  • Broome Street from Hudson Street to Allen Street
  • Canal Street from West Street (9A) to East Broadway
  • Centre Street from Park Row to Broome Street/Cleveland Place
  • Chambers Street from West Street (9A) to Broadway
  • Chrystie Street from East Canal Street to East Houston Street
  • Church Street from Trinity Place to Canal Street
  • Cleveland Place from Centre Street to Spring Street/Lafayette Street
  • Delancey Street from Clinton Street/Williamsburg Bridge to Bowery/Kenmare Street
  • East Broadway from Chatham Square to Grand Street
  • East/West Houston Street (entire length)
  • Ericsson Place from Hudson Street to West Broadway
  • Essex Street from Canal Street to East Houston Street
  • FDR Drive from Battery Park Underpass to East 23rd Street
  • Frankfort Street from Park Row to Pearl Street
  • Fulton Street from South Street to Gold Street
  • Gold Street from Fulton Street to Frankfort Street
  • Grand Street from Broadway to Allen Street
  • Greenwich Street from Battery Place to Trinity Place
  • Greenwich Street from Murray Street to Park Place
  • Hester Street from Centre Street to Chrystie Street
  • Hudson Street from Worth Street to West Houston Street
  • Kenmare Street from Bowery to Cleveland Place
  • Lafayette Street from Cleveland Place to East Houston Street
  • Laight Street from West Street (9A) to Canal Street
  • Madison Street from St. James Place to Pike Street/Pike Slip
  • Murray Street from West Street (9A) to Greenwich Street
  • Park Place from Greenwich Street to Broadway
  • Park Row from Broadway to Centre Street
  • Pearl Street from Water Street to St. James Place
  • Peck Slip from Pearl Street to South Street
  • Pike Slip from Cherry Street to South Street
  • Pike Street from Allen Street to Cherry Street/Pike Slip
  • South Street from Whitehall Street to Montgomery Street
  • Spruce Street from Park Row to Gold Street
  • St. James place from Pearl Street to Chatham Square/Bowery
  • State Street from South Street to Battery Place
  • Trinity Place from Greenwich Street to Liberty Street/Church Street
  • Varick Street from West Broadway to West Houston Street
  • Warren Street from West Street (9A) to Broadway
  • Water Street from Whitehall Street to Pearl Street
  • West Street (9A) from West 59th Street to Battery Park Underpass
  • Worth Street from Hudson Street to Chatham Square/East Broadway

Locations in Brooklyn:
  • 3rd Avenue (both directions) from Hamilton Avenue to Flatbush Avenue
  • 3rd Avenue from 65th Street to Hamilton Avenue (Inbound direction only)
  • 4th Avenue from 17th Street to Flatbush Avenue
  • Adams Street (including Service Roads) from Red Cross Place/Sands Street to Fulton Street/Boerum Place
  • Atlantic Avenue from Furman Street to Flatbush Avenue
  • Boerum Place from Fulton Street to Atlantic Avenue
  • Cadman Plaza West/Old Fulton Street from Furman Street to Montague Street/Court Street
  • Clinton Street from Atlantic Avenue to Cadman Plaza West
  • Columbia Street from Congress Street to Atlantic Avenue
  • Court Street from Montague Street to Atlantic Avenue
  • Flatbush Avenue from Atlantic Avenue to Nassau Street/Manhattan Bridge
  • Flushing Avenue from Williamsburg Street West to Navy Street
  • Fulton Street from Boerum Place to Flatbush Avenue Extension
  • Furman Street from Old Fulton Street to Atlantic Avenue
  • Gold Street from Tillary Street to Nassau Street
  • Hamilton Avenue from 3rd Avenue to Hicks Street (Inbound direction only)
  • Hicks Street (Inbound direction only) from Hamilton Avenue to Old Fulton Street
  • Jay Street from Fulton Street to Sands Street
  • Joralemon Street from Court Street to Boerum Place/Fulton Street
  • Livingston Street from Boerum Place to Flatbush Avenue
  • Nassau Street from Navy Street to Flatbush Avenue
  • Old Fulton Street from Furman Street to Cadman Plaza West
  • Prospect Street from Cadman Plaza West to Bridge Street
  • Sands Street from Adams Street to Gold Street
  • Smith Street from Atlantic Avenue to Fulton Street/Jay Street
  • Tillary Street from Cadman Plaza West to Navy Street/Brooklyn-Queens Expressway
  • Gowanus Expressway (Entire length; inbound direction only)
  • Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (entire length; both directions)
  • Prospect Expressway (entire length; inbound direction only)

East River Bridge Crossings:
  • Brooklyn Bridge (both directions)
  • Manhattan Bridge (both directions)
  • Williamsburg Bridge (both directions)
Note: Work associated with NYCDOT Brooklyn Bridge project is exempt.

San Gennaro Festival Construction Embargo - September 8-22, 2014

A special event construction embargo is in effect for the 2014 San Gennaro Feast. From 12:01 am Monday, September 8 through 6:00 pm Monday, September 22, 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 embargo areas in Manhattan are as follows (see map):

  • Mott Street between Canal Street and East Houston Street
  • Mulberry Street between Canal Street and East Houston Street
  • Baxter Street/Centre Market Place between Canal Street and Broome Street
  • Centre Street/Cleveland Place/Lafayette Street between Canal Street and East Houston Street
  • Canal Street between Bowery and Centre Street
  • Hester Street between Mott Street and Centre Street
  • Grand Street between Elizabeth Street and Centre Street
  • Broome Street between Mott Street and Centre Street/Cleveland Place
  • Kenmare Street between Mott Street and Cleveland Place
  • Spring Street between Mott Street and Cleveland Place/Lafayette Street
  • Prince Street between Mott Street and Lafayette Street
  • Jersey Street between Mulberry Street and Lafayette Street