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

2014 Brooklyn Bridge Full Weekend Closure Construction Embargo - October 24-27, November 7-10 and November 14-17, 2014

A special construction embargo is in effect for the Brooklyn Bridge (closure of inbound traffic only) full weekend closure. 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 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.

Dates:
  • 7:00 pm Friday, October 24, 2014 through 6:00 am Monday, October 27, 2014.
  • 7:00 pm Friday, November 7, 2014 through 6:00 am Monday, November 10, 2014.
  • 7:00 pm Friday, November 14, 2014 through 6:00 am Monday, November 17, 2014 (Rain Date)

Locations:

Manhattan
  • Allen Street from Canal Street to East Houston Street
  • Ann Street from Park Row to Gold Street
  • Avenue of the Americas from Church Street to West Houston Street
  • Battery Park Underpass from West Street (9A) to FDR Drive
  • Battery Place from State Street to West Street (9A)
  • Beekman Street from Park Row to Gold Street
  • Beekman Street from South Street to Pearl Street
  • Bowery from Chatham Square to East Houston Street
  • Broadway from Battery Place to East Houston Street
  • Broome Street from Hudson Street to Allen Street
  • Canal Street from West Street (9A) to East Broadway
  • Centre Street from Park Row to Broome Street/Cleveland Place
  • Chambers Street from West Street (9A) to Broadway
  • Chrystie Street from East Canal Street to East Houston Street
  • Church Street from Trinity Place to Canal Street
  • Cleveland Place from Centre Street to Spring Street/Lafayette Street
  • Delancey Street from Clinton Street/Williamsburg Bridge to Bowery/Kenmare Street
  • East Broadway from Chatham Square to Grand Street
  • East/West Houston Street (entire length)
  • Ericsson Place from Hudson Street to West Broadway
  • Essex Street from Canal Street to East Houston Street
  • FDR Drive from Battery Park Underpass to East 23rd Street
  • Frankfort Street from Park Row to Pearl Street
  • Fulton Street from South Street to Gold Street
  • Gold Street from Fulton Street to Frankfort Street
  • Grand Street from Broadway to Allen Street
  • Greenwich Street from Battery Place to Trinity Place
  • Greenwich Street from Murray Street to Park Place
  • Hester Street from Centre Street to Chrystie Street
  • Hudson Street from Worth Street to West Houston Street
  • Kenmare Street from Bowery to Cleveland Place
  • Lafayette Street from Cleveland Place to East Houston Street
  • Laight Street from West Street (9A) to Canal Street
  • Madison Street from St. James Place to Pike Street/Pike Slip
  • Murray Street from West Street (9A) to Greenwich Street
  • Park Place from Greenwich Street to Broadway
  • Park Row from Broadway to Centre Street
  • Pearl Street from Water Street to St. James Place
  • Peck Slip from Pearl Street to South Street
  • Pike Slip from Cherry Street to South Street
  • Pike Street from Allen Street to Cherry Street/Pike Slip
  • South Street from Whitehall Street to Montgomery Street
  • Spruce Street from Park Row to Gold Street
  • St. James place from Pearl Street to Chatham Square/Bowery
  • State Street from South Street to Battery Place
  • Trinity Place from Greenwich Street to Liberty Street/Church Street
  • Varick Street from West Broadway to West Houston Street
  • Warren Street from West Street (9A) to Broadway
  • Water Street from Whitehall Street to Pearl Street
  • West Street (9A) from West 59th Street to Battery Park Underpass
  • Worth Street from Hudson Street to Chatham Square/East Broadway
Brooklyn
  • 3rd Avenue (both directions) from Hamilton Avenue to Flatbush Avenue
  • 3rd Avenue from 65th Street to Hamilton Avenue (Inbound direction only)
  • 4th Avenue from 17th Street to Flatbush Avenue
  • Adams Street (including Service Roads) from Red Cross Place/Sands Street to Fulton Street/Boerum Place
  • Atlantic Avenue from Furman Street to Flatbush Avenue
  • Boerum Place from Fulton Street to Atlantic Avenue
  • Cadman Plaza West/Old Fulton Street from Furman Street to Montague Street/Court Street
  • Clinton Street from Atlantic Avenue to Cadman Plaza West
  • Columbia Street from Congress Street to Atlantic Avenue
  • Court Street from Montague Street to Atlantic Avenue
  • Flatbush Avenue from Atlantic Avenue to Nassau Street/Manhattan Bridge
  • Flushing Avenue from Williamsburg Street West to Navy Street
  • Fulton Street from Boerum Place to Flatbush Avenue Extension
  • Furman Street from Old Fulton Street to Atlantic Avenue
  • Gold Street from Tillary Street to Nassau Street
  • Hamilton Avenue from 3rd Avenue to Hicks Street (Inbound direction only)
  • Hicks Street (Inbound direction only) from Hamilton Avenue to Old Fulton Street
  • Jay Street from Fulton Street to Sands Street
  • Joralemon Street from Court Street to Boerum Place/Fulton Street
  • Livingston Street from Boerum Place to Flatbush Avenue
  • Nassau Street from Navy Street to Flatbush Avenue
  • Old Fulton Street from Furman Street to Cadman Plaza West
  • Prospect Street from Cadman Plaza West to Bridge Street
  • Sands Street from Adams Street to Gold Street
  • Smith Street from Atlantic Avenue to Fulton Street/Jay Street
  • Tillary Street from Cadman Plaza West to Navy Street/Brooklyn-Queens Expressway
  • Gowanus Expressway (Entire length; inbound direction only)
  • Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (entire length; both directions)
  • Prospect Expressway (entire length; inbound direction only)
East River Bridge Crossings
  • Brooklyn Bridge (both directions)
  • Manhattan Bridge (both directions)
  • Williamsburg Bridge (both directions)
Note: Work associated with NYCDOT Brooklyn Bridge project is exempt.

2014 Dash to the Finish Line Embargo - October 24-November 1, 2014

A special event construction embargo is in effect for the 2014 Dash to the Finish. 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. There will be strict enforcement of this embargo and violators are subject to be summonsed. The embargoed dates and Manhattan areas are as follows (see map):

Dates:
  • 12:01 am Friday, October 24 through 11:59 pm Saturday, November 1, 2014
Locations:

Formation:
  • 1st Avenue at UN Plaza
Route:
  • 1st Avenue between East 50th Street and East 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
Dispersal:
  • Included in Route
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 midnight Thursday, October 30, 2014.

2014 NYC Marathon/Family Reunion - October 24-November 2, 2014

A special event construction embargo is in effect for the 2014 NYC Marathon/Family Reunion. 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. There will be strict enforcement of this embargo and violators are subject to be summonsed. The embargoed dates and citywide areas are as follows (see map):

Dates:
  • 12:01 am Friday, October 24 through 11:59 pm Sunday, November 2, 2014
Locations:

I. NYC Marathon

Staten Island
  • Bay Street between Richmond Terrace and School Road
  • School Road between Bay Street and Staten Island Expressway
Brooklyn Route
  • Dahlgren Place between Verrazano Bridge and 92nd Street (North Bound)
  • 92nd Street between Dahlgren Place and 4th Avenue
  • 4th Avenue between 92nd Street and Flatbush Avenue
  • Flatbush Avenue between 4th Avenue and Lafayette Avenue
  • Brooklyn Queens Expressway (South-bound) 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
  • 92nd Street between Gatling Place and Fort Hamilton Parkway
  • Fort Hamilton Parkway between 92nd Street and 94th Street
  • 94th Street between Fort Hamilton Parkway and 4th Avenue (North-bound)
  • 4th Avenue between 94th Street and Flatbush Avenue (South-bound)
  • Bedford Avenue between Lafayette Avenue and Nassau Avenue
  • Nassau Avenue between Bedford Avenue / Lorimer Street and Manhattan Avenue
  • Manhattan Avenue between Nassau Avenue and Greenpoint Avenue
  • Greenpoint Avenue between Manhattan Avenue and McGuiness Boulevard
  • McGuiness Boulevard between Greenpoint Avenue and 48th Avenue
  • Pulaski Bridge (South-bound)
Queens Route
  • Pulaski Bridge (South-bound)
  • 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
  • 23rd Street between Queens Plaza South and Queens Plaza North
  • Queensboro Bridge (East-bound)
Manhattan Route
  • Queensboro Bridge (Vehicle Entrance Ramp East-bound)
  • East 59th Street between 59th Street Bridge and 1st Avenue
  • 1st Avenue between East 59th Street and Willis Avenue Bridge
  • 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
  • Madison Avenue Bridge
Manhattan Route (Continued)
  • 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 South-bound)
  • East Drive between 90th Street and Grand Army Plaza
  • Grand Army Plaza between East Drive and Central Park South
  • Central Park South 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
II. Family Reunion
  • 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
  • 77th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
  • 81st 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

2014 Park Slope Halloween Day Parade - October 29-October 31, 2014

A special event construction embargo is in effect for the 2014 Park Slope Halloween Day Parade. During the dates and 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 below. Please note that this embargo only applies to NYCDOT construction permits. There will be strict enforcement of this embargo and violators are subject to be summonsed. The embargoed dates and areas in Brooklyn are as follows (see map):

Date(s):
  • 12:01 am Wednesday, October 29 through 11:59 pm Friday, October 31, 2014
Location(s):

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 4th Avenue

2014 Village Halloween Day Parade - October 29-October 31, 2014

A Special Event Construction embargo is in effect for the 2013 Village Halloween Day Parade. 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. Please note that this embargo only applies to NYCDOT construction permits. There will be strict enforcement of this embargo and violators are subject to be summonsed. The embargoed dates and areas in Manhattan are as follows (see map):

Main Embargo:

Date(s):
  • 12:01 am Wednesday, October 29 through 11:59 pm Friday, October 31, 2014

Location(s):
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 and West 17th Street between 5th Avenue and 7th Avenue
Event Day Embargo:

Date(s):
  • 4:00 pm through 11:59 pm Friday, October 31, 2014
Location(s):
  • West/East Houston Street between West Street and Broadway
  • Christopher Street and Greenwich Avenue between 7th Avenue South and 6th Avenue
  • West 8th Street and West 9th Street between 6th Avenue and Broadway
  • West/East 14th Street between 10th Avenue and Broadway
  • West 18th Street between 5th Avenue and 7th Avenue

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.