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

2015 Dance Parade Construction Embargo – May 14-16, 2015

A special event construction embargo is in effect for the Dance Parade. From 12:01AM Thursday, May 14 through 11:59 PM Saturday, May 16, 2015 at the locations noted below for this embargo only emergency work, including utility cover openings, 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. There will be strict enforcement of this embargo and violators are subject to be summonsed. The embargo locations in Manhattan area as follows (see map)

Formation:
  • 21st Street and 22nd Street between 5th Avenue and Park Avenue South
Route:
  • Broadway between 23rd Street and 17th Street
  • Union Square West between 17th Street and 14th Street
  • University Place between 14th Street and 8th Street
  • 8th Street between University Place and Cooper Square/Astor Place
  • Astor Place between Cooper Square and 3rd Avenue
  • St. Marks Place between 3rd Avenue/Astor Place and Avenue A
Dispersal:
  • Avenue A between 7th Street and 12th Street
  • 10th Street between Avenue A and Avenue B
  • 7th Street between Avenue A and Avenue B

2015 Brooklyn Half Marathon Construction Embargo – May 14-16, 2015

A special event construction embargo is in effect for the Brooklyn Half Marathon route. From 12:01AM Thursday, May 14 through 11:59 PM Saturday, May 16, 2015 at the 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. There will be strict enforcement of this embargo and violators are subject to be summonsed. Utility cover openings are prohibited on roadways noted below. The embargo locations in Brooklyn area as follows (see map)

Route:
  • 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
Route (In Prospect Park):
  • 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
Route (Continued):
  • 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 10th Street
  • Boardwalk between West 10th Street and Stillwell Avenue
  • West 10th Street between Surf Avenue and Boardwalk

2015 Ninth Avenue Food Festival Construction Embargo - May 15-17, 2015

A special event construction embargo is in effect for the Ninth Avenue Food Festival. From 12:01 am Friday, May 15 through 11:59 pm Sunday, May 17, 2015 at the 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. There will be strict enforcement of this embargo and violators are subject to be summonsed. Utility cover openings are prohibited on roadways noted below. The embargo locations in Manhattan are as follows (see map)

Locations: 9th Avenue between West 42nd Street and West 57th Street