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

 

Summer Streets 2018 – July 30 – August 18, 2018

A Special Event Construction Embargo is in effect for Summer Streets from 12:01 am Monday, July 30th through 11:59 pm Saturday, August 18th. 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):

To apply for a waiver, please email specialevents@dot.nyc.gov. In the subject line include “event name / waiver request”. In the body of your email, please describe in detail the scope and timeline of work and attach any relevant drawings. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Special Events: (212) 839-6620

Locations:

Route
  • Centre Street between Brooklyn Bridge exit and Reade Street
  • Lafayette Street between Reade Street and East 10th Street
  • Cooper Square between Astor Place and 4th 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 and Worth Street
  • Cleveland Place between Kenmare Street and Spring Street
  • Kenmare Street between Lafayette Street and Mulberry Street
  • Astor Place between Broadway and 4th Avenue
  • East 8th Street between Broadway and 3rd Avenue
  • East 24th Street between Madison Avenue and Lexington Avenue
  • East 25th 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
Event Day Embargo:
Date(s)
  • Saturdays, August 4, August 11 and August 18, 2018 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 between West Street and Broadway
  • Chambers Street between West Street and Centre Street
  • 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 between 6th Avenue and Avenue A
  • 9th Street between 6th Avenue and Avenue A
  • 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
  • 42nd Street (entire length)
  • 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 between 5th Avenue and Sutton Place
  • East 60th Street between 3rd Avenue and 2nd Avenue
  • 65th Street (entire length)
  • 66th Street (entire length)
  • East 72nd Street between 5th Avenue and York Avenue

 

MTV Video Music Awards 2018 - August 7 - 23, 2018

A Special Event Construction Embargo is in effect for MTV Video Music Awards from 12:00 am Tuesday, August 7th through 8:00 am Thursday, August 23rd. 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:

  • 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 7th Avenue
  • 51st Street between 5th Avenue and 7th Avenue
  • 52nd Street between 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • 53rd Street between 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • 6th Avenue between 46th Street and 53rd Street
  • 5th Avenue between 46th Street and 53rd Street
  • Rockefeller Plaza between 48th Street and 51st Street

To apply for a waiver, please email specialevents@dot.nyc.gov. In the subject line include “event name / waiver request”. In the body of your email, please describe in detail the scope and timeline of work and attach any relevant drawings. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Special Events: (212) 839-6620

 

No Dig/ Dig with Caution 2018 – August 9, 2018 - Until Further Notice

At the request of the New York City Emergency/Management (NYCEM) office and the Manhattan Electric Control Center, a special construction embargo has been issued for any street work for the Madison Square area and Chelsea Networks in Manhattan as listed below, due to the networks being in a 3rd and 2nd distribution contingency, respectively. All company and contractor personnel involved in construction activities, particularly with digging activities, shall follow the “No Dig” section in distribution Engineering’s EOP-5025. During this time frame, only emergency work street excavations 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:

Embargoed Locations:

Manhattan
  • Area bounded by East 23rd Street on the North, East 15th Street on the South, Park Avenue on the East, and 5th Avenue on the West
  • Madison Avenue between East 23rd Street and East 30th Street
  • East 28th Street between 5th Avenue and Lexington Avenue

 

US Open 2018 Construction Embargo – August 24 – September 10, 2018

A Special Event Construction Embargo is in effect for the US Open from 12:01 am Friday, August 24th through 6:00 am Monday, September 10th. 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 Queens are as follows: (See map):

To apply for a waiver, please email specialevents@dot.nyc.gov. In the subject line include “event name / waiver request”. In the body of your email, please describe in detail the scope and timeline of work and attach any relevant drawings. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Special Events: (212) 839-6620

Locations:

Queens Arterial Roadways (Entire Length)
  • Grand Central Parkway
  • Brooklyn-Queens Expressway
  • Cross Island Parkway
  • Long Island Expressway
  • Whitestone Expressway
  • Van Wyck Expressway
Local Roadways
  • Northern Boulevard between Junction Boulevard and Clearview Expressway
  • Roosevelt Avenue between Main Street and 104th Street
  • College Point Boulevard between 31st Avenue and Horace Harding Boulevard
  • 126th Street between Roosevelt Avenue and Northern Boulevard
  • 111th Street between Roosevelt Avenue and Horace Harding Boulevard
  • Astoria Boulevard between RFK Bridge Plaza and 114th Street

 

New York Fashion Week 2018 Construction Embargo – August 27 – September 15, 2018

A Special Event Construction Embargo is in effect for New York Fashion Week from 12:01 am Monday, August 27th through 11:59 pm Saturday, September 15th. 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):

To apply for a waiver, please email specialevents@dot.nyc.gov. In the subject line include “event name / waiver request”. In the body of your email, please describe in detail the scope and timeline of work and attach any relevant drawings. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Special Events: (212) 839-6620

Locations:

  • Varick Street between Beach Street and Clarkson Street
  • St Johns Lane between Laight Street and Beach Street
  • Laight Street between Varick Street and Avenue of the Americas
  • Beach Street between Varick Street and St John Lane
  • Greenwich Street between King Street and West Houston Street

 

West Indian Day Children’s Parade 2018 Construction Embargo – August 29 – September 1, 2018

West Indian Day Carnival and Parade 2018 Construction Embargo – August 29 – September 3, 2018

A Special Event Construction Embargo is in effect for the West Indian Day Children’s Parade from 12:01 am Wednesday, August 29 through 11:59 pm September 1 and West Indian Day Carnival and Parade from 12:01 am Wednesday, August 29 through 11:59 pm Saturday, September 3. 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):

West Indian Day Children’s Parade
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
  • Washington Avenue between President Street and Lincoln Place
  • Classon Avenue President Street and Eastern Parkway
West Indian Day Carnival Parade
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