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

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

UN General Assembly Construction Embargo - September 15-27, 2014

A special event construction embargo is in effect for the UN General Assembly for 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, and manhole openings, 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 areas are as follows (see map):

Main Embargo

Dates: 12:01AM Monday, September 15th through 11:59PM Saturday, September 27th, 2014

Locations:
  • Area bounded by East 60th Street on the North, East 34th Street on the South, 1st Avenue on the East, 3rd Avenue on the West, All inclusive
  • Area bounded by East 51st Street on the North and East 48th Street on the South; 1st Avenue on the East and Madison Avenue on the West, All inclusive
  • 34th, 42nd, 50th and 57th Streets between FDR Drive and 7th Avenue
  • 48th and 49th Streets between 1st Avenue and FDR Drive Service Road
  • FDR Drive Service Road between 48th Street and 49th Street
  • 51st and 56th Streets between 6th Avenue and 5th Avenue
  • 52nd Street and 53rd Street between 6th Avenue and 7th Avenue
  • 55th Street between 6th Avenue and Madison Avenue
  • 6th Avenue between West 53rd Street and West 55th Street
  • West 54th Street between 6th Avenue and 5th Avenue
FDR Embargo

Dates: 12:01AM Monday, September 22nd through 11:59PM, Saturday, September 27th, 2014

Locations: FDR Drive between Whitehall Street and Willis Avenue Bridge/RFK Bridge

Note: Work directly associated with the MED 600 water main project for shaft 33B may continue during embargo. However, construction activity is subject to restrictions that may be required from NYCDOT Special Events and/or Governmental agencies associated with the UN session.

Belt Parkway Eastbound/Westbound Resurfacing (Flatbush Avenue to Rockaway Parkway) Construction Embargo - September 15-October 18, 2014

A special construction embargo is in effect for the resurfacing of the Belt Parkway between the hours of 10pm to 6am weeknights, for the period of September 15th through October 18, 2014. 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 permits issued prior to the date of this notice are hereby suspended for the period of 10pm to 6am weeknights September 15, 2014 through October 18, 2014. There will be strict enforcement of this embargo and violators are subject to be summonsed. Utility cover openings are prohibited on roadways noted below during these times unless the utility or contractor can prove an emergency exists.

The embargoed dates and areas in Brooklyn and Queens are as follows:

Eastbound Belt Parkway from Flatbush Avenue to Rockaway Parkway
Times/Dates:
  • 10:00 pm to 6:00 am nightly, Monday nights through Saturday mornings
  • Monday, September 15 through Saturday, September 30, 2014
Locations:
  • Flatbush Avenue from Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Bridge to Flatlands Avenue
  • Utica Avenue from Flatbush Avenue to Flatlands Avenue
  • Flatlands Avenue from Flatbush Avenue to Pennsylvania Avenue
  • Rockaway Parkway from Flatlands Avenue to Belt Parkway Interchange
  • Pennsylvania Avenue from Flatlands Avenue to Belt Parkway Interchange
  • East 76th Street/Paerdegat Avenue from Flatlands Avenue to Seaview Avenue
  • Seaview Avenue from East 76th Street/Paerdegat Avenue to Rockaway Parkway
  • Belt Parkway Eastbound from Verrazano Bridge to Flatbush Avenue
  • Belt Parkway Eastbound from Rockaway Parkway to Van Wyck Expressway
Westbound Belt Parkway from Rockaway Parkway to Flatbush Avenue
Times/Dates:
  • 10:00 pm to 6:00 am nightly, Monday nights through Saturday mornings
  • Monday, October 6 through Saturday, October 18, 2014
Locations:
  • Flatbush Avenue from Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Bridge to Flatlands Avenue
  • Utica Avenue from Flatbush Avenue to Flatlands Avenue
  • Flatlands Avenue from Flatbush Avenue to Pennsylvania Avenue
  • Rockaway Parkway from Flatlands Avenue to Belt Parkway Interchange
  • Pennsylvania Avenue from Flatlands Avenue to Belt Parkway Interchange
  • East 76th Street/Paerdegat Avenue from Flatlands Avenue to Seaview Avenue
  • Seaview Avenue from East 76th Street/Paerdegat Avenue to Rockaway Parkway
  • Belt Parkway Westbound from Van Wyck Expressway to Rockaway Parkway
  • Belt Parkway Westbound from Flatbush Avenue to Verrazano Bridge

2014 Bronx 10 Mile Run Construction Embargo - September 26-28, 2014

A special event construction embargo is in effect for the Bronx 10 Mile Run. From Friday, September 26 through Sunday, September 28, 2014 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 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 embargoed locations in the Bronx are as follows (see map):

Locations:
  • Grand Concourse between East 161st Street and Mosholu Parkway
  • Mosholu Parkway between Paul Avenue and Bainbridge Avenue
  • Paul Avenue between Mosholu Parkway and Bedford Park Boulevard
  • Bedford Park Boulevard between Paul Avenue and Goulden Avenue
  • Goulden Avenue between Bedford Park Boulevard and West 205th Street
  • West 205th Street between Goulden Avenue and Paul Avenue

Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Run & Festival Construction Embargo - September 26-28, 2014

A special event construction embargo is in effect for the 2014 Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Run & Festival. From 12:01 am Friday, September 26 through 11:59 pm Sunday, September 28, 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 embargoed areas in Brooklyn and Manhattan are as follows (see map):

Locations

Manhattan:
  • Battery Park Underpass
  • West Street between Battery Place and Warren Street
  • West Thames Street between West Street and Dead End (Battery Park Esplanade)
  • South End Avenue between West Thames Street and Liberty Street
  • Liberty Street between West Street and Battery Park Esplanade
  • Murray Street between North End Avenue and West Street
  • Warren Street between West Street and River Terrace
  • North End Avenue between Warren Street and Vesey Street
  • Vesey Street between West Street and River Terrace
  • River Terrace between Warren Street and Vesey Street
Brooklyn:
  • Richards Street between King Street and Bowne Street/Hamilton Avenue
  • Bowne Street between Richards Street and Hamilton Avenue
  • Dwight Street between King Street and Commerce Street/Columbia Street
  • Hamilton Avenue between Henry Street and the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel (Woodhull Street)
  • Verona Street between Dwight Street and Richards Street
  • Columbia Street between Delevan Street and Hamilton Avenue
Note: No street or sidewalk excavation may occur during the dates and times noted above. Work behind barriers that is closed off to the public, and construction activity that does not involve excavation work may occur until 11:59 pm Friday.