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

2016 NYC Triathlon Construction Embargo - July 22-24, 2016

A special event construction embargo is in effect for the NYC Triathlon. From 12:01 am Friday, July 22 through 11:59 pm Sunday, July 24, 2016, 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. 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 locations in Manhattan and the Bronx are as follows (see map):

Locations:

Manhattan:
  • Henry Hudson Parkway (Northbound) between West 57th Street and the Henry Hudson Bridge
  • West 72nd Street between Riverside Drive and Central Park West
  • West 79st Street between Riverside Drive and Traffic Circle (Near West Side Highway)
Bronx:
  • Henry Hudson Parkway (Northbound) between the Henry Hudson Bridge and the Mosholu Parkway
  • Mosholu Parkway (Eastbound) between Henry Hudson Parkway and West Gun Hill Road

Brooklyn-Queens Expressway Milling/Paving Embargo – July 23-24 and July 30-31, 2016

A special construction embargo is in effect for the milling and paving of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (westbound) between Brooklyn Bridge and Atlantic Avenue. During the dates and times and 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 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 are as follows:

Dates:

  • 11:00 pm Saturday, July 23, 2016 through 7:00 am Sunday, July 24, 2016
  • 11:00 pm Saturday, July 30, 2016 through 7:00 am Sunday, July 31, 2016
Locations in Brooklyn:
  • Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (westbound) from Williamsburg Bridge to Gowanus Expressway (westbound).
  • Tillary Street from Navy Street to Cadman Plaza
  • Adam Street/Boerum Place from Tillary Street to Atlantic Avenue
  • Atlantic Avenue from Hoyt Street to Furman Street
  • Flatbush Avenue from Tillary Street to Atlantic Avenue
  • Cadman Plaza West/Court Street from Old Fulton Street to Atlantic Avenue
  • Old Futon Street from Cadman Plaza West to Furman Street
  • Furman Street from Old Fulton Street to Atlantic Avenue
  • Columbia Street from Atlantic Avenue to Congress Street
  • Columbia Street entrance ramp to Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (westbound)

Note:Work associated with NYCDOT Bridges for the westbound BQE milling and paving is exempt from this embargo. Work occurring entirely behind barriers with no impact on travel lanes may continue.

Summer Streets Construction Embargo - August 1-20, 2016

A special event construction embargo is in effect for Summer Streets. 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 in Manhattan are as follows (see map):

Main Embargo:

Dates: 12:01 am Monday, August 1 through 6:00 pm Saturday, August 20, 2016

Route

  • Centre Street between Brooklyn Bridge exit and Reade Street / Lafayette Street
  • Lafayette Street between Reade Street/ Centre Street and East 10th Street
  • Cooper Square between Astor Place and 4th Avenue
  • 8th Street between Broadway and Fourth Avenue
  • Fourth Avenue between Astor Place and East 15th Street
  • Union Square East between East 15th Street and East 17th Street
  • Park Avenue South between East 17th Street and East 32nd Street
  • Park Avenue between East 32nd Street and East 72nd Street

(Including the viaduct between East 40th Street and East 46th Street)

  • East 72nd Street between Park Avenue and 5th Avenue

Rest Stops

  • Centre Street between Reade Street / Lafayette Street and Worth Street
  • Cleveland Place between Kenmare Street and Spring Street
  • Spring Street between Crosby Street and Mulberry Street
  • Kenmare Street between Lafayette Street and Mulberry Street
  • Astor Place between Broadway and 4th Avenue
  • East 12th Street between 3rd Avenue and 4th Avenue
  • East 24th Street between Madison Avenue and Lexington Avenue    
  • East 25th Street between Madison Avenue and Lexington Avenue
  • East 26th Street between Madison Avenue and Lexington Avenue
  • East 51st Street between Madison Avenue and Lexington Avenue   
  • East 52nd Street between Madison Avenue and Lexington Avenue
  • East 53rd Street between Madison Avenue and Lexington Avenue

Event Days Embargo:

Dates: Saturdays, August 6, August 13 and August 20, 2016 from 12:01 AM to 6:00 pm

Additional Embargo Locations

  • Area bounded by East 72nd Street on the North, East 8th Street on the South, 3rd Avenue on the East, 5th Avenue on the West (All Inclusive)
  • Area bounded by East 8th Street on the North, Park Row on the South, Cooper Square / Bowery / Chatham Square / Park Row on the East, Broadway on the West (All Inclusive)
  • Brooklyn Bridge
  • Manhattan Bridge
  • Reade Street (entire length)
  • Warren Street (entire length)
  • Chambers Street (entire length)
  • Worth Street (entire length)
  • Leonard Street (entire length)
  • Canal Street (entire length)
  • Broome Street between Chrystie Street and 6th Avenue
  • East Houston Street between 3rd Avenue and 2nd Avenue
  • 8th Street (entire length)
  • 9th Street (entire length)
  • East 12th Street between 3rd Avenue and 2nd Avenue
  • 14th Street (entire length)
  • 23rd Street (entire length)
  • 30th Street (entire length)
  • 34th Street (entire length)
  • East 36th Street between 3rd Avenue and 2nd Avenue
  • East 37th Street between 3rd Avenue and 2nd Avenue
  • East 41st Street (entire length)
  • 42nd Street (entire length)  
  • East 45th Street (entire length)
  • East 46th Street between 3rd Avenue and 2nd Avenue
  • East 49th Street (entire length)
  • East 50th Street (entire length)                                             
  • East 53rd Street (entire length)
  • East 54th Street (entire length)
  • 57th Street (entire length)
  • East 59th Street (entire length)
  • East 60th Street between 3rd Avenue and 2nd Avenue
  • 65th Street (entire length)
  • 66th Street (entire length)
  • East 67th Street between 3rd Avenue and 2nd Avenue
  • East 68th Street between 3rd Avenue and 2nd Avenue
  • 72nd Street (entire length)
  • West 90th Street between Central Park West and Riverside Drive
  • West 91st Street between Central Park West and Riverside Drive

NOTE: A special embargo waiver will be considered on a case by case basis for ongoing major building operations (new building, major alteration or governmental capital project work) to work Sundays to Fridays. Applicant should submit an embargo waiver application (available at our Manhattan permit office and at DOT’s website http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/downloads/pdf/dot-special-event-construction-embargo-waiver.pdf) to OCMC-Streets for review and approval. The application will be reviewed by both OCMC-Streets and the Special Events Unit and a waiver determination will be made.