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

9-11 Ceremony Construction Embargo - September 4-11, 2015

A special event construction embargo is in effect for the September 11th ceremony. 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. There will be strict enforcement of this embargo and violators are subject to be summonsed.

The embargoed dates and areas are as follows (see map):

Main Embargo

Dates: 6:00 pm Friday, September 4 through 6:00 pm Friday, September 11, 2015

Locations:
  • Areas bounded by Barclay Street on the North; Rector on the South; Broadway on the East; West Street on the West; All Inclusive
  • Liberty Street between West Street and South End Avenue
  • Albany Street between West Street and South End Avenue
  • West Thames Street between West Street and South End Avenue
  • South End Avenue between Liberty Street and West Thames Street
  • Little West Street between West Thames Street and Battery Place
Note: Work occurring behind barriers may continue until Thursday, September 10, 2015 11:59 pm

Additional Embargo

Dates:

  • Thursday 12:01 am, September 10 through Friday 6:00 pm, September 11, 2015
Locations:
  • Areas bounded by Rector Street on the North; Battery Place on the South; Trinity Place/Greenwich Street on the East; West Street on the West. All Inclusive

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week 2015 Construction Embargo - August 27- September 17, 2015

A special event construction embargo is in effect for the 2015 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. 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. Utility cover openings are also restricted for item II below 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):

Clarkson Location

I. Load In / Out

Dates:

  • 12:01 am Thursday, August 27 through 11:59 pm Wednesday, September 9, 2015
  • 12:01 am Friday, September 18 through 11:59 pm Monday, September 21, 2015
Locations:
  • West Side Highway between Spring Street and Clarkson Street
  • Washington Street between Spring Street and Clarkson Street
  • Greenwich Street between Spring Street and West Houston Street
  • West Houston between Greenwich Street and West Street
  • Spring Street between West Street and Greenwich Street

II. Show

Dates: 12:01 am Thursday, September 10 through 11:59 pm Thursday, September 17, 2015

Locations:
  • West Side Highway between Spring Street and Clarkson Street
  • Washington Street between Spring Street and Clarkson Street
  • Greenwich Street between Spring Street and West Houston Street
  • West Houston between Greenwich Street and West Street
  • Spring Street between West Street and Greenwich Street

Moynihan Location

I. Load In / Out

Dates:

  • 12:01 am Thursday, August 27 through 11:59 pm Wednesday, September 9, 2015
  • 12:01 am Friday, September 18 through 11:59 pm Monday, September 21, 2015

Locations:

  • 31st Street between 8th Avenue and 9th Avenue
  • 33rd Street between 8th Avenue and 9th Avenue
  • 8th Avenue and 9th Avenue between 31st Street and 33rd Street

II. Show

Dates:

  • 12:01 am Thursday, September 10 through 11:59 pm Thursday, September 17, 2015

Locations:

  • 31st Street between 8th Avenue and 9th Avenue
  • 33rd Street between 8th Avenue and 9th Avenue
  • 8th Avenue and 9th Avenue between 31st Street and 33rd Street

2015 US Tennis Open/Mets Home Game Embargo – August 28 - September 2 and September 11-14, 2015

A special event construction embargo is in effect when 2015 US Tennis Open events and New York Mets home games are scheduled for the same day. 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 locations in Queens are as follows (see map):

Dates:
  • 12:01 am Friday, August 28 through Wednesday, September 2, 2015 11:59 pm
  • 12:01 am Friday, September 11 through Monday, September 14, 2015  6:00 am
Locations:
Arterial Roadways, Queens (Entire Length)*
  • Grand Central Parkway
  • Brooklyn-Queens Expressway
  • Cross Island Parkway
  • Long Island Expressway
  • Whitestone Expressway
  • Van Wyck Expressway
Local Roadways
  • Northern Boulevard from Junction Boulevard to Clearview Expressway
  • Roosevelt Avenue from Main Street to 104th Street
  • College Point Boulevard from 31st Avenue to Horace Harding Boulevard
  • 126th Street from Roosevelt Avenue to Northern Boulevard
  • 111th Street from Roosevelt Avenue to Horace Harding Boulevard
  • Astoria Boulevard from RFK Bridge Plaza to 114th Street

*Note: Work behind concrete barrier that has no effect on traffic flow may continue.

San Gennaro Festival Construction Embargo - September 7-21, 2015

A special event construction embargo is in effect for the 2015 San Gennaro Feast. From 12:01 am, Monday, September 7 through 6:00 pm, Monday, September 21, 2015 at the 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. 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):

Locations:

  • Mott Street and Mulberry Street between Canal Street and East Houston Street
  • Baxter Street/Centre Market Place between Canal Street and Broome Street
  • Centre Street/Cleveland Place/Lafayette Street between Canal Street and East Houston Street
  • Canal Street between Bowery and Centre Street
  • Hester Street between Mott Street and Centre Street
  • Grand Street between Elizabeth Street and Centre Street
  • Broome Street between Mott Street and Centre Street/Cleveland Place
  • Kenmare Street between Mott Street and Cleveland Place
  • Spring Street between Mott Street and Cleveland Place/Lafayette Street
  • Prince Street between Mott Street and Lafayette Street
  • Jersey Street between Mulberry Street and Lafayette Street

2015 West Indian Day Children’s Parade and 2015 West Indian Day Carnival and Parade Construction Embargo - September 2-7, 2015

A special event construction embargo is in effect for the 2015 West Indian Day Children’s Parade and the West Indian Day Parade and Festival. During the times noted below and 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 times and locations noted below. 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):

West Indian Day Children’s Parades: Wednesday 12:01 am, September 2 through Saturday 11:59 pm, September 5, 2015

Locations:
  • St. John’s Place between Kingston Avenue and Franklin Avenue
  • Franklin Avenue between St. John’s Place and President Street
  • President Street between Franklin Avenue and Washington Avenue

West Indian Day Carnival and Parades: Wednesday 12:01 am, September 2 through Monday 11:59 pm, September 7, 2015

Locations:
  • Buffalo Avenue between Eastern Parkway and East New York Avenue
  • Rochester Avenue between East New York Avenue and Sterling Place
  • Ralph Avenue between Eastern Parkway and East New York Avenue
  • East New York Avenue between Howard Avenue and Utica Avenue
  • Eastern Parkway between Howard Avenue and Grand Army Plaza
  • Flatbush Avenue between Grand Army Plaza and Caton Avenue
  • Ocean Avenue between Empire Boulevard and Parkside Avenue
  • Butler Place between Grand Army Plaza and Sterling Place
  • St. Johns Place between Underhill Avenue and Grand Army Plaza
  • Rockaway Parkway between East New York Avenue and Rutland Road
  • Parkside Avenue between Park Circle and Flatbush Avenue
  • Bedford Avenue between Eastern Parkway and Empire Boulevard
  • Empire Boulevard between Flatbush Avenue and Nostrand Avenue
  • Nostrand Avenue between Empire Boulevard and Linden Boulevard
  • Lincoln Place between Eastern Parkway and East New York Avenue

UN General Assembly/Papal Visit Construction Embargo – September 18-October 3, 2015

A special event construction embargo is in effect for the 2015 UN General Assembly / Papal Visit, for 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, and manhole openings, 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.

All permittees must comply with this embargo unless a special waiver is granted by the Office of Special Events and/or OCMC. Waiver requests must be filed by September 11, 2015 with Office of Special Events (specialevents@dot.nyc.gov) by filing a “Request for Waiver of Special Event Construction Embargo” and submitting supporting documentation. Waiver requests should only be submitted for critical reasons for a specific project. Waiver request forms may be obtained at any Permit Office or on the Department’s website at: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/downloads/pdf/dot-special-event-construction-embargo-waiver.pdf.

Prior to this embargo period all necessary measures must be taken so that all roadways and sidewalks are in proper condition to allow for the expeditious and safe movement of vehicular, bicycle and pedestrian traffic.

The embargoed dates and areas are as follows (see map):

Main Embargo: Friday, September 18, 6:00 pm through Saturday, October 3, 2015 6:00 pm

Locations:
  • Area bounded by East 60th Street on the North, East 34th Street on the South, 1st Avenue on the East, 3rd Avenue on the West, All inclusive
  • Area bounded by East 51st Street on the North, East 48th Street on the South; 1st Avenue on the East; Madison Avenue on the West, All inclusive
  • 34th Street between FDR Drive and 7th Avenue
  • 42nd Street between FDR Drive and 7th Avenue
  • 50th Street between FDR Drive and 7th Avenue
  • 57th Street between FDR Drive and 7th Avenue
  • 48th Street and 49th Street between 1st Avenue and FDR Drive Sevice Road
  • FDR Drive Service Road between 48th Street and 49th Street
  • 51st Street between 6th Avenue and 5th Avenue
  • 56th Street between 6th Avenue and 5th Avenue
  • 52nd Street and 53rd Street between 6th Avenue and 7th Avenue
  • 55th Street between 6th Avenue and Madison Avenue
  • 6th Avenue between West 53rd Street and West 55th Street
  • 54th Street between 6th Avenue and 5th Avenue

FDR Embargo: Starting  Monday, September 21, 12:01 am through Frirday, October  2, 2015 11:59 pm

Locations:
  • FDR Drive between Whitehall Street and Willis Avenue Bridge/RFK Bridge

Papal Visit Venues #1: Monday, September 21, 12:01 am through Saturday, September 26, 2015 6:00 pm

Locations:
  • Area bounded by East 74th Street on the North, East 70th Street on the South, Park Avenue on the East, 5th Avenue on the West, All inclusive
  • East 72nd Street between Park Avenue and FDR Drive
  • Area bounded by East 60th Street/Grand Army Plaza/West 59th Street on the North, East 48th Street on the South, Madison Avenue on the East, 6th Avenue on the West, All inclusive
  • Area bounded by West 34th Street on the North, West 29th Street on the South, 6th Avenue on the East, 9th Avenue on the West, All inclusive
  • 7th Avenue btween West 54th Street and 34th Street
  • 5th Avenue between East 48th Street and 34th Street
  • 8th Avenue between West 45th Street and West 46th Street
  • Broadway between West 46th Street and West 45th Street
  • West 46th Street Between 8th Avenue and 7th Avenue
  • West 45th Street Between 8th Avenue and 7th Avenue
  • Central Park West between West 81st Street and Columbus Circle
  • Columbus Circle (Entire Circle)
  • Central Park South between Columbus Circle and 6th Avenue
  • 7th Avenue between Central Park South and West 54th Street
  • Central Park West Drive between West 77th Street and Central Park 7th Avenue Approach
  • Central Park 7th Avenue Approach (Entire Length)
  • West 77th Street between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West Drive

Papal Visit Venues #2: Wednesday, September 23, 5:00 pm through Friday, September 25th, 2015 7:00 pm

Locations:
  • Area bounded by East 116th Street on the North, East 110th Street on the South, 2nd Avenue on the East, Lexington Avenue on the West, All inclusive
  • Area bounded by Barclay Street on the North, Battery Place on the South, Broadway on the East and the West Side Highway on the West

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 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.

Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Run & Festival – September 25-27, 2015

A special event construction embargo is in effect for the 2015 Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Run & Festival. From 12:01 am Friday, September 25 through 11:59 pm Sunday, September 27, 2015, at the 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. There will be strict enforcement of this embargo and violators are subject to be summonsed. The embargoed areas in Brooklyn and Manhattan are as follows (see map):

Manhattan:
  • Battery Park Underpass
  • West Street between Battery Place and Warren Street
  • West Thames Street between West Street and Dead End (Battery Park Esplanade)
  • South End Avenue between West Thames Street and Liberty Street
  • Liberty Street between West Street and Battery Park Esplanade
  • Murray Street between North End Avenue and West Street
  • Warren Street between West Street and River Terrace
  • North End Avenue between Warren Street and Vesey Street
  • Vesey Street between West Street and River Terrace
  • River Terrace between Warren Street and Vesey Street
Brooklyn:
  • Richards Street between King Street and Bowne Street/Hamilton Avenue
  • Bowne Street between Richards Street and Hamilton Avenue
  • Dwight Street between King Street and Commerce Street/Columbia Street
  • Hamilton Avenue between Henry Street and the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel (Woodhull Street)
  • Verona Street between Dwight Street and Richards Street
  • Columbia Street between Delevan Street and Hamilton Avenue
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 11:59 pm Friday.