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

 

Dash to the Finish Line Construction Embargo - October 26 – November 4, 2017

A Special Event Construction Embargo is in effect for the Dash to the Finish Line from 20:01 am Thursday, October 26th through 11:59 pm Saturday, November 4th, 2017. 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):

Locations
Formation:
  • 47th Street between 1st Avenue and 2nd Avenue
  • 1st Avenue between East 50th Street and East 47th Street
Route:
  • 1st Avenue between 47th Street and 42nd Street
  • 42nd Street between 1st Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • 6th Avenue between West 42nd Street and West 59th Street
  • West 59th Street between 6th Avenue and 5th Avenue
  • Grand Army Plaza between 59th Street and East Drive
  • East Drive between Grand Army Plaza and Center Drive
  • Center Drive between East Drive and West Drive
  • West Drive between Center Drive and West 67th Street

 

NYC Marathon/ Family Reunion Construction Embargo - October 27 – November 5, 2017

A Special Event Construction Embargo is in effect for the NYC Marathon and Family Reunion from 12:01 am Friday, October 27th through 11:59 pm Sunday, November 5th, 2017. 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 New York City are as follows: (see map):

NYC Marathon Locations
Staten Island:
  • Richmond Terrace between Jersey Street and Bay Street
  • Jersey Street between Richmond Terrace and Victory Boulevard
  • Victory Boulevard between Jersey Street and Bay Street
  • Bay Street between Richmond Terrace and School Road
  • Fingerboard Road between Bay Street and Tompkins Avenue
  • Tompkins Avenue between Fingerboard Road and School Road
  • School Road between Bay Street and Staten Island Expressway
  • Lily Pond Avenue between Staten Island Expressway and McClean Avenue
  • McClean Avenue between Lily Pond Avenue and New York Avenue
Brooklyn Route:
  • Dahlgren Place between Verrazano Bridge and 92nd Street (Northbound)
  • 92nd Street between Dahlgren Place and 4th Avenue
  • 4th Avenue between 92nd Street and Flatbush Avenue
  • Flatbush Avenue between 4th Avenue and Lafayette Avenue
  • Lafayette Avenue between Flatbush Avenue and Bedford Avenue
  • Brooklyn Queens Expressway (Southbound) between Verrazano Bridge and 79th Street
  • 7th Avenue between 79th Street and 75th Street/Bay Ridge Parkway
  • 7th Avenue between 74th and 75th Street/Bay Ridge Parkway
  • 74th Street between 6th Avenue and 7th Avenue
  • 6th Avenue between 74th and 75th Street/Bay Ridge Parkway
  • Bay Ridge Parkway between 7th Avenue and 4th Avenue
  • Fort Hamilton Parkway between 92nd Street and 94th Street
  • 94th Street between Fort Hamilton Parkway and 4th Avenue
  • Bedford Avenue between Lafayette Avenue and Nassau Avenue
  • Nassau Avenue between Bedford Avenue/Lorimer Street and Manhattan Avenue
Queens Route:
  • Pulaski Bridge (Southbound)
  • 48th Avenue between 11th Street and Vernon Boulevard
  • Vernon Boulevard between 48th Avenue and 10th Street
  • 10th Street between Vernon Boulevard and 44th Drive
  • 44th Drive between 10th Street and Hunter Street
  • Hunter Street between 44th Drive and Crescent Street
  • Crescent Street between Hunter Street and Queens Plaza South
  • Queens Plaza South between Crescent Street and 23rd Street
  • Queens Plaza North between Crescent Street and 23rd Street
  • 23rd Street between Queens Plaza South and Queens Plaza North
  • Queensboro Bridge (Eastbound)
Manhattan Route:
  • Queensboro Bridge (Vehicle Entrance Ramp Eastbound)
  • East 59th Street between 59th Street Bridge and 1st Avenue
  • 1st Avenue between East 59th Street and Willis Avenue Bridge
  • 60th Street between 1st Avenue and 2nd Avenue
  • Madison Avenue Bridge
Bronx Route:
  • Willis Avenue Bridge/Willis Avenue
  • East 135th Street between Willis Avenue and Alexander Avenue
  • Alexander Avenue between East 135th Street and East 138th Street
  • East 138th Street between Alexander Avenue and Morris Avenue
  • Morris Avenue between East 138th Street and East 140th Street
  • East 140th Street between Morris Avenue and Rider Avenue
  • Rider Avenue between East 140th Street and East 138th Street
  • East 138th Street between Rider Avenue and Madison Avenue Bridge
Manhattan Route: (Continued)
  • Madison Avenue Bridge
  • 5th Avenue between 138th Street and 124th Street
  • 124th Street between Madison Avenue and Mount Morris Park West
  • Mount Morris Park West between 124th Street between 120th Street
  • 120th Street between Mount Morris Park West and 5th Avenue
  • 5th Avenue between 120th Street and 90th Street
  • 90th Street between 5th Avenue and East Drive (Central Park Southbound)
  • East Drive between 90th Street and Grand Army Plaza
  • Grand Army Plaza between East Drive and Central Park South
  • 59th Street between 5th Avenue and Columbus Circle/8th Avenue/Central Park West
  • Central Park Driveway/8th Avenue Approach to West Drive
  • West Drive between 8th Avenue Approach and 96th Street Approach to West Drive
  • 96th Street Approach to West Drive
  • 67th Street Approach to West Drive
Family Reunion Locations
  • Central Park West between Columbus Circle and 96th Street
  • 61st Street between Central Park West and Broadway
  • 62nd Street between Central Park West and Broadway
  • 63rd Street between Central Park West and Broadway
  • 64th Street between Central Park West and Broadway
  • 65th Street between Central Park West and Broadway
  • 66th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
  • 67th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
  • 68th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
  • 69th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
  • 70th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
  • 71st Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
  • 72nd Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
  • 73rd Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
  • 74th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
  • 75th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
  • 76th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
  • 77th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
  • 81st Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
  • 82nd Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
  • 83rd Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
  • 84th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
  • 85th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
  • Columbus Avenue between 85th Street and Broadway
  • Broadway between Columbus Avenue and Columbus Circle

 

Park Slope Halloween Day Parade Construction Embargo – October 28 – 31, 2017

A Special Event Construction Embargo is in effect for the Park Slope Halloween Day Parade from 12:01 am Saturday, October 28th through 11:59 pm Tuesday, October 31st, 2017. 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 Brooklyn are as follows: (see map):

Locations
Formation:
  • 14th Street between 7th Avenue and 8th Avenue
Route:
  • 7th Avenue between 14th Street and 3rd Street
Dispersal:
  • 3rd Street between 7th Avenue and 5th Avenue

 

Village Halloween Day Parade Construction Embargo October 28 – 31, 2017

A Special Event Construction Embargo is in effect for the Village Halloween Day Parade from 12:01 am Saturday, October 28th through 11:59 pm Tuesday, October 31st, 2017. 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 Locations

Formation:
  • 6th Avenue between Spring Street and Canal Street
  • Dominick Street between Varick Street and 6th Avenue
  • Sullivan Street between Broome Street and Spring Street
  • Broome Street between Sullivan Street and Varick Street
  • Spring Street between Sullivan Street and Varick Street
Route:
  • 6th Avenue between Spring Street and West 18th Street
Dispersal:
  • West 16th Street between 5th Avenue and 7th Avenue
  • West 17th Street between 5th Avenue and 7th Avenue
  • West 18th Street between 5th Avenue and 7th Avenue
Miscellaneous:
  • West 10th Street between 6th Avenue and Greenwich Avenue
  • Van Dam Street between Varick Street and 6th Avenue
Event Day Embargo
Date: Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 - 4:00 pm – 11:59 pm
Locations:
  • West/East Houston Street between West Street and Broadway
  • Christopher Street between 7th Avenue South and 6th Avenue
  • Greenwich Avenue between 7th Avenue South and 6th Avenue
  • West 8th Street between 6th Avenue and Broadway
  • West 9th Street between 6th Avenue and Broadway
  • West/East 14th Street between 10th Avenue and Broadway

 

Veteran’s Day Parade Construction Embargo - November 8 – 11, 2017

A Special Event Construction Embargo is in effect for the Veteran’s Day Parade from 12:01 am Wednesday, November 8th through 11:59 pm Saturday, November 11th, 2017. 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)

Locations:
  • Broadway between 23rd Street and 25th Street
  • 25th Street between Broadway and 5th Avenue
  • 26th Street between Broadway and Park Avenue South
  • 27th Street between Broadway and Park Avenue South
  • 28th Street between Broadway and Park Avenue South
  • 29th Street between Broadway and Madison Avenue
Route:
  • 5th Avenue between 23rd Street and 53rd Street
Dispersal:
  • 52nd Street between 6th Avenue and Park Avenue
Festival:
  • 53rd Street between 6th Avenue and Madison Avenue
Miscellaneous:
  • 24th Street between Madison Avenue and Park Avenue South
  • 25th Street between Park Avenue South and Madison Avenue
  • 41st Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue
  • 6th Avenue between 52nd Street and 55th Street
  • Madison Avenue between 23rd Street and 26th Street
  • 52nd Street between 6th Avenue and 7th Avenue

 

Flight 587 Memorial Construction Embargo – November 10 – 12, 2017

A Special Event Construction Embargo is in effect for the Flight 587 Memorial from 12:01 am Friday, November 10th through 11:59 pm Sunday, November 12th, 2017. 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)

Location:
  • Beach 116th Street between Newport Avenue and the Boardwalk

 

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Construction Embargo - November 14 – 23, 2017

A Special Event Construction Embargo is in effect for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade from 12:01 am Tuesday, November 14th through 11:59 pm Thursday, November 23rd, 2017. 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)

Locations
Formation:
  • Columbus Avenue between 81st Street and 77th Street
  • Central Park West between 81st Street and 86th Street
  • 81st Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
  • 79th Street between Columbus Avenue and Amsterdam Avenue
  • 77th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
  • 76th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
  • 71st Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
  • 68th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
  • 62nd Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
Route:
  • Central Park West between 81st Street and East Side of Columbus Circle/59th Street
  • Broadway between 59th Street and 58th Street
  • 59th Street between Columbus Circle and 6th Avenue
  • 6th Avenue between 59th Street and 34th Street
  • 34th Street between 6th Avenue and 7th Avenue
Dispersal:
  • 33rd Street between 6th Avenue and 8th Avenue
  • 34th Street between 7th Avenue and 8th Avenue
  • 34th Street between 6th Avenue and 5th Avenue
  • 35th Street between 6th Avenue and 8th Avenue
  • 36th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue
  • 37th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue
  • 38th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue
  • 39th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue
  • 40th Street between 7th Avenue and 8th Avenue
  • 7th Avenue between 33rd Street and 40th Street
Miscellaneous:
  • 40th Street between 7th Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • 39th Street between Broadway and 6th Avenue
  • 38th Street between Broadway and 6th Avenue
  • 37th Street between Broadway and 6th Avenue
  • 36th Street between Broadway and 6th Avenue
  • 6th Avenue between 34th Street and 33rd Street
  • 8th Avenue between 40th Street and 33rd Street
Event Day Embargo
Date: Thursday, November 23, 2017
Locations:
  • 86th Street between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West
  • 85th Street between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West
  • 84th Street between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West
  • 83rd Street between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West
  • 82nd Street between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West
  • 75th Street between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West
  • 74th Street between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West
  • 73rd Street between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West
  • 72nd Street between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West
  • 70th Street between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West
  • 69th Street between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West
  • 67th Street between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West
  • 66th Street between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West
  • 65th Street between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West
  • 64th Street between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West
  • 63rd Street between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West
  • 61st Street between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West
  • 60th Street between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West
  • 58th Street between 7th Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • 57th Street between 7th Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • 56th Street between 7th Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • 55th Street between 7th Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • 54th Street between 7th Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • 53rd Street between 7th Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • 52nd Street between 7th Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • 51st Street between 7th Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • 50th Street between 7th Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • 49th Street between 7th Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • 48th Street between 7th Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • 47th Street between 7th Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • 46th Street between 7th Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • 45th Street between Broadway and 6th Avenue
  • 44th Street between Broadway and 6th Avenue
  • 43rd Street between Broadway and 6th Avenue
  • 42nd Street between Broadway and 6th Avenue
  • 41st Street between Broadway and 6th Avenue
  • Columbus Avenue between 77th Street and 58th Street
  • Columbus Avenue between 86th Street and 81st Street
  • Broadway between 45th Street and 40th Street
Note: Please be aware that the 2017 Holiday Embargo remains in effect through January 2, 2018.

 

2017 Holiday Construction Embargo - November 15, 2017 - January 2, 2018

A special Holiday Construction Embargo shall be in effect from 6 am Wednesday, November 15, 2017 through 11:59 pm Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

As a result, all routine work shall be suspended during the embargo period unless approval for the work is granted by the New York City Department of Transportation’s (NYCDOT) 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 NYCDOT’s Highway Rules.

It shall be a violation of NYCDOT’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. NYCDOT will strictly enforce this embargo and violators are subject to penalties.

Click here for a list of the affected locations and the conditions (pdf)
A map of the affected locations is available on NYCDOT's website at: http://gis.nyc.gov/doitt/nycitymap/template?applicationName=DOT

This policy supersedes any and all previously issued policies regarding NYCDOT’s Holiday Construction Embargo.

 

Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square Construction Embargo - November 25 – 27, 2017

A Special Event Construction Embargo is in effect for Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square from 12:01 am Saturday, November 25th through 11:59 pm Monday, November 27th, 2017. 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):

Locations:
  • Columbus Avenue between West 66th Street and West 62nd Street
  • Broadway between West 68th Street and West 60th Street
  • Columbus Circle between West 60th Street and 58th Street
  • West 61st Street between Broadway and Columbus Avenue
  • West 62nd Street between Broadway and Columbus Avenue
  • West 63rd Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
  • West 64th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
  • West 65th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue

 

Rockefeller Tree Lighting Ceremony Construction Embargo - November 26-29, 2017

A Special Event Construction Embargo is in effect for the Rockefeller Tree Lighting Ceremony from 12:01 am Sunday, November 26th through 11:59 pm Wednesday, November 29th, 2017. 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 locations in Manhattan are as follows: (see map):

Locations:
  • 46th Street between 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • 47th Street between 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • 48th Street between 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • 49th Street between 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • 50th Street between 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • 51st Street between 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • 52nd Street between 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • Rockefeller Plaza between 48th Street and 51st Street
  • 6th Avenue between 46th Street and 52nd Street
  • 5th Avenue between 46th Street and 52nd Street
Event Day Embargo
Date: Wednesday, November 29th (12:01 am - 11:59 pm)
Locations:
  • Madison Avenue between 42nd Street and 57th Street
  • 6th Avenue between 42nd Street and 57th Street
  • 5th Avenue between 42nd Street and 57th Street