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

Easter Sunday Mass Construction Embargo - April 18-20, 2014

A special event construction embargo is in effect for the Easter Sunday Mass starting on April 18 through April 20, 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 April 18 through April 20, 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 unless the utility or contractor can prove an emergency exists. The embargoed areas in Manhattan are as follows (see map):

Locations:
  • 5th Avenue between East 47th Street and East 57th Street

Tribeca Film and Family Festival Construction Embargo - April 24-27, 2014

A special event construction embargo is in effect for the Tribeca Film and Family Festival. From 12:01 am Thursday, April 24, through 11:59 pm Sunday, April 27 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 voided 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):

  • Greenwich Street between Chambers Street and Hubert Street
  • Beach Street between Greenwich Street and Hudson Street
  • North Moore Street between West Street and Hudson Street
  • Franklin Street between Greenwich Street and Hudson Street
  • Harrison Street between West Street and Hudson Street
  • Jay Street between Greenwich Street and Hudson Street
  • Duane Street between Greenwich Street and Hudson Street
  • Reade Street between Greenwich Street and Hudson Street
Red Carpet Venue #1
Dates:
  • Thursday, 12:01 am, April 17th through Sunday, 11:59 pm, April 27th, 2014
Locations:
  • West 23rd Street between 9th Avenue and 8th Avenue
Red Carpet Venue #2
Dates:
  • Thursday 12:01 am, April 17th through Saturday 11:59 pm, April 26th, 2014
Locations:
  • West Street (Northbound) between Chambers Street and Harrison Street
  • Chambers Street between West Street and Greenwich Street
Red Carpet Venue #3
Dates:
  • Thursday 12:01 am, April 17th through Thursrday 11:59 pm, April 24th , 2014
Locations:
  • 3rd Avenue between East 11th Street and East 12th Street
Red Carpet Venue #4
Dates:
  • Thursday 12:01 am, April 17th through Saturday 11:59 pm, April 26th , 2014
Locations:
  • West 23rd Street between 7th Avenue and 8th Avenue
Red Carpet Venue #5
Dates:
  • Thursday 12:01 am, April 17th through Saturday 11:59 pm, April 19th, 2014
Locations:
  • Vesey Street between North End Avenue and West Street

Five Boro Bike Tour Construction Embargo - April 25-May 4, 2014

A special event construction embargo is in effect for the Five Boro Bike Tour from 12:01 am Friday, April 25 through 11:59 pm Sunday, May 4, 2014. Lane closures on the arterial highways and East River/Harlem River bridge crossings that are on the Five Boro Tour route may occur between April 25 and May 2 provided no new roadway excavations occur. During the time frame for this embargo 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 time frame and locations noted. The bike tour route must be free of plates. There will be strict enforcement of this embargo and violators are subject to be summonsed. The embargoed areas citywide are as follows (see map):

Manhattan Portion:
  • Whitehall Street between South Street and Water Street
  • State Street between Whitehall Street and Battery Place
  • Battery Place between State Street and West Street
  • Washington Street between Battery Place and Morris Street
  • Greenwich Street between Battery Park and Trinity Place
  • Trinity Place between Greenwich Street and Cedar Street
  • Church Street between Cedar Street and Canal Street
  • White Street between 6th Avenue and Franklin Place
  • Walker Street between 6th Avenue and Broadway
  • 6th Avenue between Franklin Street and West 59th Street
  • West 59th Street between 6th Avenue and 5th Avenue / Alternate Route
  • Grand Army Plaza between West 59th Street and East Drive (inside Central Park)/Alternate Route
  • East Drive between Grand Army Plaza and Center Drive (inside Central Park)/Alternate Route
  • 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 (Manhattan to Bronx)
Bronx Portion:
  • 138th Street between Madison Avenue Bridge and 3rd Avenue
  • 3rd Avenue between 138th Street and 3rd Avenue Bridge
  • 3rd Avenue Bridge (Bronx to Manhattan)
Manhattan Portion (Continued):
  • HRD/FDR Drive (southbound) between 3rd Avenue Bridge and East 116th Street
  • East 116th Street between FDR Drive and Pleasant Avenue
  • Pleasant Avenue between 116th Street and 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 (westbound lanes from Manhattan to Queens)
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 (southbound from Queens to Brooklyn)
Brooklyn Portion:
  • McGuiness Boulevard between Pulaski Bridge and Greenpoint Avenue
  • Java Street between McGuinness Boulevard and Franklin Street / Alternate Route
  • Greenpoint Avenue between McGuinness Boulevard and Franklin Street
  • Franklin Street between Greenpoint Avenue and Kent Avenue
  • Kent Avenue between Java 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 Street between Gold Street and Furman Street
  • Furman Street between Old Fulton Street and Atlantic Avenue
  • Joralemon Street between Furman 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 Expy between BQE West Entrance Columbia Street and Verrazano
  • Verrazano Bridge Lower Level (southbound from Brooklyn to Staten Island)
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

Revlon 5k Run Walk for Women Construction Embargo - May 1-3, 2014

A special event construction embargo is in effect for the Revlon 5K Run-Walk for Women. From 12:01 am Thursday, May 1 through 11:59 pm Saturday, May 3, 2014 at the locations noted below only emergency work may be performed provided an emergency number is received from New York City Department of Transportation. Any permits issued prior to the date of this notice are hereby suspended for the period noted below. 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):

Formation
  • 42nd Street between 6th Avenue and 8th Avenue
  • 43rd Street to 48th Street between 6th Avenue and 8th Avenue
  • 7th Avenue between 43rd Street and 47th Street
  • Broadway between 42nd Street and 48th Street
Route
  • 7th Avenue between 47th Street and 59th Street
  • 59th Street between 7th Avenue and Grand Army Plaza
  • Grand Army Plaza between 59th Street and East Drive
  • East Drive between Grand Army Plaza and Center Drive (Central Park)
  • Center Drive between East Drive and West Drive (Central Park)
  • West Drive between Center Drive and Terrace Drive (Central Park)
  • Terrace Drive between West Drive and East Drive (Central Park)
Dispersal
  • In Central Park

2014 Dance Parade Construction Embargo - May 15-17, 2014

A special event construction embargo is in effect for the Dance Parade. From 12:01 am Thursday, May 15 through 11:59 pm Saturday, May 17, 2014 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 are 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 between Cooper Square and 3rd Avenue
  • St. Marks Place between 3rd Avenue and Avenue A
Dispersal:
  • Avenue A between 7th Street and 12th Street
  • 10th Street between 1st Avenue and Avenue B
  • 7th Street between Avenue A and Avenue B

2014 Brooklyn Half Marathon Construction Embargo - May 15-17, 2014

A special event construction embargo is in effect for the Brooklyn Half Marathon route. From 12:01 am Thursday, May 15 through 11:59 pm Saturday, May 17, 2014 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 are 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 12th Street
  • Boardwalk between West 10th Street and Stillwell Avenue
  • West 10th Street between Surf Avenue and Boardwalk