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

2014 Holiday Construction Embargo – November 21, 2014 and November 24-January 2, 2015

A special Holiday Construction Embargo shall be in effect for the period of Friday, November 21, 2014 from 6:00 am to 11:59 pm and again from Monday, November 24, 2014 from 6:00 am through Thursday, January 2, 2015 11:59 pm. As a result, all routine work shall be suspended during the embargo period unless approval for the work is granted by the Department’s Office of Construction Mitigation and Coordination (OCMC). Such suspension shall not apply to emergency work for which an emergency number is obtained by the permittee pursuant to the provisions of section 2-11 of the Department’s Highway Rules.

It shall be a violation of the Department’s Highway Rules to perform any work on the street during this embargo period without the prior approval of OCMC or the receipt of an emergency number. The Department will strictly enforce this embargo and violators are subject to penalties.

See the list of the affected locations and the conditions for this embargo.