Construction Embargoes

NYC 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 NYC DOT. Read more about embargoes in the Street Works Manual

 

Javits Center COVID-19 Vaccination Response - January 13 - June 30, 2021

A Special Event Construction Embargo is in effect from 12:01 am Wednesday, January 13, 2021 through 11:59 pm Wednesday, June 30, 2021 for the Javits Center COVID-19 Vaccination Response. 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 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

Embargoed Locations:
  • 12th Avenue between West 32nd Street and West 41st Street
  • 11th Avenue between West 32nd Street and West 41st Street
  • West 41st Street between 12th Avenue and 10th Avenue
  • West 40th Street between 12th Avenue and 10th Avenue
  • West 34th Street between 12th Avenue and 9th Avenue
  • West 33rd Street between 12th Avenue and 10th Avenue

 

Yankee Stadium Opening Day - March 29 - April 1, 2021

A Special Event Construction Embargo is in effect from 12:01 am Monday, March 29 through 11:59 pm Thursday, April 1, 2021 for the Yankee Stadium Opening Day. 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 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

Embargoed Locations:
Bronx Portion
  • Area bounded by East/West 169th Street on the North; East 138th Street on the South; Grand Concourse on the East; Harlem River on the West
  • Major Deegan Expressway between RFK/Triborough Bridge and Van Cortlandt Park South
  • Willis Avenue Bridge
  • Third Avenue Bridge
  • Madison Avenue Bridge
  • 145th Street Bridge
  • Macombs Dam Bridge
Manhattan Portion
  • West 155th Street between Riverside Drive and Macombs Dam Bridge
  • Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard between West 135th Street and Macombs Dam Bridge

 

Easter Sunday Mass - April 4, 2021

A Special Event Construction Embargo is in effect from 12:01 am to 11:59 pm on Sunday, April 4 2021 for the Easter Sunday mass. 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 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

Embargoed Locations:
  • 5th Avenue between 49th Street and 52nd Street
  • East 50th Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue
  • East 51st Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue

 

Mets Citifield Opening Day - April 5 - April 8, 2021

A Special Event Construction Embargo is in effect from 12:01 am Monday, April 5 through 11:59 pm Thursday, April 8, 2021 for the Mets Citifield Opening Day. 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 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

Embargoed Locations:
Local Streets
  • Northern Boulevard between Junction Boulevard and 149th Place
  • Roosevelt Avenue between Main Street and 104th Street
  • College Point Boulevard between 31st Avenue and Horace Harding Boulevard
  • 126th Street between Roosevelt Avenue and Northern Boulevard
  • 111th Street between Roosevelt Avenue and Horace Harding Boulevard
  • Astoria Boulevard between RFK Bridge Plaza and 114th Street
Queens Arterials (Entire Length)
  • Grand Central Parkway
  • Brooklyn Queens Expressway
  • Cross Island Parkway
  • Long Island Expressway
  • Whitestone Expressway
  • Van Wyck Expressway

Note: Work occurring behind barriers not impacting on travel lanes may occur through Thursday, April 8, 2021 6:00 AM.

 

No Dig Special Construction Embargo – Portions of Brooklyn

At the request of the New York City Emergency Management Office, a special construction embargo has been issued for any street work in the areas listed below. During this time frame, only emergency work street excavations may be performed provided an emergency number is received from NYC DOT. Any non-emergency permits issued prior to the date of this notice are hereby suspended for the locations indicated below. Utility cover openings are also restricted, unless an emergency authorization number has been obtained from NYC DOT. 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:

Effective immediately and until further notice:

Embargoed Locations:
Brooklyn
  • John St between Jay St and Hudson Av
  • Hudson Av between Marshall St and Gold St
  • Marshall St between Gold St and Hudson Av
  • Plymouth St between Gold St and Hudson Av
  • Gold St from East River to Nassau St
  • Bridge St between John St and Fulton St
  • Nassau St/Flushing Av between Gold St and Hall St
  • Hoyt St between Fulton St and Bergen St
  • Hall St/St James Pl between Flushing Av and Fulton St
  • Bergen St between Hoyt St and Mother Gaston Blvd
  • Fulton St between St James Pl and Bedford Av
  • Bedford Av between Fulton St and Herkimer St
  • Herkimer St between Bedford Av and Georgia Av
  • Mother Gaston Blvd between Bergen St and Glenmore Av
  • Glenmore Av between Mother Gaston and Williams Av
  • Georgia Av between Fulton St and Belmont Av
  • Williams Av between Glenmore Av and Sutter Av
  • Belmont Av between Alabama Av and Sutter Av
  • Sutter Av between Williams and Alabama Av

Note: Con Edison is exempt from this embargo.

 

No Dig Special Construction Embargo – Portions of Queens

At the request of the New York City Emergency Management Office, a special construction embargo has been issued for any street work in the areas listed below. During this time frame, only emergency work street excavations may be performed provided an emergency number is received from NYC DOT. Any non-emergency permits issued prior to the date of this notice are hereby suspended for the locations indicated below. Utility cover openings are also restricted, unless an emergency authorization number has been obtained from NYC DOT. 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: Map of No Dig Special Construction Embargo – Portions of Queens (pdf)

Effective immediately and until further notice:

Embargoed Locations:
Queens
  • The area bounded by the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway to 65th Place, to 51st Avenue, to Queens Boulevard, to 75th Avenue, to Austin Street, to the Jackie Robinson Parkway, to Cypress Avenue to the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway.

Note: Con Edison is exempt from this embargo.