Construction Embargoes

NYC 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 NYC DOT. Read more about embargoes in the Street Works Manual

 

Holiday Construction Embargo

A Special Holiday Construction Embargo shall be in effect November 24, 2020 through December 27, 2020. During this time frame, only emergency work may be performed provided an emergency number is received from NYC DOT. 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 NYC DOT. There will be strict enforcement of this embargo and violators are subject to be summonsed. Download the Holiday Construction Embargo 2020 Memo (pdf) View a map of affected locations

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

Embargo Dates & Times:
Tuesday, November 24th 2020 –
Sunday, December 27th 2020 (6:00AM-11:59PM)

Embargoed Locations:
Manhattan
  • The area bounded by 66th to 30th Streets: river to river
  • The area bounded by 29th to 24th Streets: 3rd Avenue to 8th Avenue, all inclusive
  • The area bounded by Canal and Houston Streets: Centre/Lafayette Street to Essex Street
  • The area bounded by East/West 8th Street to Canal Street: Lafayette Street to 6th Avenue, all inclusive
  • The area bounded by Worth/Catherine/Harrison Street to Battery Park: river to river, all inclusive
  • 1st Avenue: East Houston Street to 66th Street
  • 2nd Avenue: East Houston Street to 66th Street
  • 3rd Avenue: 6th Street to 66th Street
  • 4th Avenue: entire length
  • 5th Avenue: Washington Square North to 66th Street
  • 6th Avenue/Avenue of the Americas: entire length
  • 7th Avenue South/7th Avenue: West Houston Street to Central Park South
  • 8th Avenue: Hudson Street to 59th Street/Columbus Circle
  • 8th Street: entire length
  • 9th Avenue: Little West 12th Street to 59th Street
  • 10th Avenue: Little West 12th Street to 59th Street
  • 10th Avenue: West 204th Street to West 212th Street
  • 11th Avenue: Little West 12th Street to 59th Street
  • 14th Street: entire length
  • 17th Street: Broadway/Union Square West to Park Avenue/Union Square East
  • 23rd Street: entire length
  • 72nd Street: entire length (Includes Central Park Transverse Roadway)
  • 79th Street: entire length (Includes Central Park Transverse Roadway)
  • 86th Street: entire length (Includes Central Park Transverse Roadway)
  • 96th Street: entire length
  • 97th Street Central Park Transverse Roadway: entire length
  • 116th Street: FDR Drive to 1st Avenue
  • 117th Street: FDR Drive to 1st Avenue
  • 118th Street: FDR Drive to 1st Avenue
  • 119th Street: FDR Drive to 1st Avenue
  • 125th Street: entire length
  • 178th Street: Fort Washington Avenue to Amsterdam Avenue
  • 179th Street: Fort Washington Avenue to Amsterdam Avenue
  • 181st Street: Amsterdam Ave to Cabrini Boulevard
  • 207th Street: Exterior Street/207th Street Bridge to Broadway
  • 225th Street: Broadway to Bronx Border
  • Allen Street: Canal Street to East Houston Street
  • Amsterdam Avenue: 59th Street to 72nd Street
  • Astor Place: entire length
  • Avenue C: East 14th Street to East 25th Street
  • Bleecker Street: 8th Avenue to Bowery
  • Bond Street: entire Length
  • Bowery: entire length
  • Broadway: entire length
  • Broome Street: entire length
  • Canal Street: entire length
  • Central Park West: Columbus Circle to West 66th Street
  • Centre Street: Chambers Street to Kenmare Street
  • Christopher Street: entire length
  • Church Street: entire length
  • Cleveland Place: entire length
  • Columbus Avenue: 59th Street to 72nd Street
  • Cooper Square: entire length
  • Delancey Street: entire length
  • Dyckman Street: Broadway to 10th Avenue
  • East Broadway: Bowery/Chatham Square to Grand Street
  • Gansevoort Street: Hudson Street to West Street
  • Grand Street: entire length
  • Greenwich Avenue: entire length
  • Houston Street: entire length
  • Hudson Street: Chambers Street to 14th Street
  • Joe DiMaggio Highway/West Street (9A)/11th Avenue/12th Avenue: Battery Park to West 57th
  • Kenmare Street: entire length
  • Lafayette Street: entire length
  • Lexington Ave: East 21st Street to East 86th Street
  • Madison Avenue: 23rd Street to 86th Street
  • North Moore Street: West Street to Hudson Street
  • Park Avenue South/Park Avenue: East 17th Street to East 66th Street
  • Pleasant Avenue: East 116th Street to East 119thStreet
  • South Street: Montgomery Street to Whitehall Street
  • St. Marks Place: entire Length
  • St. Nicholas Avenue: Broadway to 183rd Street
  • Trinity Place: entire length
  • Union Square East: entire length
  • Union Square West: entire length
  • University Place: East 8th Street to East 14th Street
  • Varick Street: West Broadway to West Houston Street
  • Vestry Street: West Street to Hudson Street
  • Walker Street: West Broadway/Church Street to Canal Street
  • Washington Street: Little West 12th Street to West 14th Street
  • West Broadway: Vesey Street to Varick Street
  • West End Avenue: 59th Street to 72nd Street
  • West Street: Battery Place to Little West 12th Street
  • Worth Street: entire length
Bronx
  • Westchester Square Perimeter and the entire Parkchester area bounded by East Tremont Avenue, Castle Hill Road, White Plains Road and Westchester Avenue, all inclusive
  • 3rd Avenue: East 147th Street to East 153rd Street
  • 3rd Avenue: East 184th Street to East Fordham Road
  • Allerton Avenue: White Plains Road to Boston Road
  • Arthur Avenue: Fordham Road to 184th Street/Crescent Avenue
  • Bartow Avenue: Coop City Boulevard to Ely Avenue
  • Broadway: 228th Street to Van Cortlandt Park South
  • Burnside Avenue: University Avenue to Grand Concourse
  • East 138th Street: Cypress Avenue to Alexander Avenue
  • East 149th Street: Exterior Street to Brook Avenue
  • East 167 Street: Jerome Avenue to Grand Concourse
  • East 170th Street: Grand Concourse to University Avenue
  • East 187th Street: Crescent Avenue to Bathgate Avenue
  • East 188th Street: Webster Avenue to Third Avenue
  • East 189th Street: Webster Avenue to Washington Avenue
  • East Fordham Road: entire length
  • East Tremont Avenue: Castle Hill Avenue to Westchester Avenue
  • East Tremont Avenue: 3rd Avenue to Southern Boulevard
  • Exterior Street: East 138th Street to East 153rd Street/Major Deegan Expressway N/B Entrance
  • Grand Concourse: Burnside Avenue to 192nd Street
  • Gun Hill Road: Webster Avenue to Jerome Avenue
  • Hoffman Street: East 184th Street to East Fordham Road
  • Hughes Avenue: Crescent Avenue to East Fordham Road
  • Jerome Avenue: 196th Street to Bainbridge Avenue
  • Kingsbridge Road East: Jerome Avenue to East Fordham Road
  • Kingsbridge Road West: Sedgwick Avenue to Jerome Avenue/Kingsbridge Road East
  • Melrose Avenue: 3rd Avenue to 163rd Street
  • Morris Park Avenue: White Plains Road to Williamsbridge Road
  • Park Avenue: East 184th Street to East Fordham Road
  • River Avenue: East 149th Street to East 157th Street
  • Southern Boulevard: 163rd to Westchester Avenue.
  • Southern Boulevard: Crames/Del Valle Square to Westchester Avenue
  • Webster Avenue: 188th Street to 193rd Street.
  • West 225th Street: Broadway to Sedgwick Avenue/Kingsbridge Road West
  • West 230th Street between Broadway and Major Deegan Expressway
  • West Fordham Road: entire length
  • Westchester Avenue: entire length
  • White Plains Road: Brady Avenue to Boston Road
  • Williamsbridge Road: Westchester Avenue to Eastchester Road
Brooklyn
  • Downtown Brooklyn: Area bounded by Tillary Street, Atlantic Avenue, Flatbush Avenue and Clinton Street, all inclusive
  • 3rd Avenue: 101st Street to 65th Street
  • 4th Avenue: 85th Street to 87th Street
  • 5th Avenue: Flatbush Avenue to 16th Street: 38th Street to 95th Street/4th Avenue
  • 7th Avenue: Union Street to Prospect Avenue
  • 13th Avenue: 39th Street to 86th Street
  • 18th Avenue: 60th Street to 86th Street
  • 86th Street: 3rd Avenue to Stillwell Avenue
  • 87th Street: 4th Avenue to 5th Avenue
  • Ashland Place: Hanson Place to Dekalb Avenue
  • Atlantic Avenue: Furman Street to Washington Avenue
  • Avenue J: Coney Island to East 16 Street
  • Avenue M: Coney Island Avenue to Ocean Avenue
  • Avenue U: 86th Street to Stuart Street
  • Avenue U: Ryder Street to East 57th Street
  • Bay Parkway: 60th Street to Shore Parkway
  • Bedford Avenue: Metropolitan Avenue to North 12th Street
  • Brighton Beach Avenue: Ocean Parkway to Brighton 15 Street
  • Broadway: Kent Avenue to Gates Avenue
  • Cadman Plaza West: entire length
  • Church Avenue: Rockaway Parkway to McDonald Avenue
  • Cropsey Avenue: Bay Parkway to 20th Avenue
  • Court Street: Tillary Street to Hamilton Avenue
  • Flatbush Avenue: Manhattan Bridge to Belt Parkway
  • Fulton Street: Boerum Place to Flatbush Avenue
  • Fulton Street: Flatbush Avenue to Greene Avenue
  • Fulton Street: Classon Avenue to Troy Avenue/Lewis Avenue
  • Graham Avenue: Broadway to Boerum Street
  • Grand Street: Bushwick Avenue to Union Avenue
  • Hanson Place: Ashland Place to South Elliot Place
  • Kings Highway: Bay Parkway to Ocean Avenue
  • Knickerbocker Avenue: Myrtle Avenue to Jefferson Street
  • Liberty Avenue: Ruby Street to North Conduit Avenue
  • Livingston Street: Court Street to Flatbush Avenue
  • Manhattan Avenue: Driggs Avenue to Dupont Street
  • Montague Street: Court Street to Hicks Street
  • Myrtle Avenue: Flatbush Avenue to Classon Avenue
  • Nostrand Avenue: Halsey Street to Sheepshead Bay
  • Old Fulton Street: entire length
  • Pennsylvania Avenue: Linden Boulevard to Flatlands Avenue
  • Pitkin Avenue: Stone Avenue to Eastern Parkway
  • Rockaway Parkway: Farragut Road to Flatlands Avenue
  • Sheepshead Bay Road: Avenue Z to Shore Parkway
  • Smith Street: Fulton Street to Hamilton Avenue
  • Union Street: 4th Avenue to Grand Army Plaza
  • Utica Avenue: Flatbush Avenue to Atlantic Avenue
  • Vanderbilt Avenue: Atlantic Avenue to Grand Army Plaza
Queens
  • Queens Fashion Center area bounded by Queens Boulevard, 59th Avenue, 94th Street, 92nd Street, and 55th Avenue, all inclusive
  • The area bounded by Northern Boulevard, Sanford Avenue, Prince Street and Union Street , all inclusive
  • 20th Avenue: 132nd Street to Parsons Boulevard
  • 23rd Avenue: 37th Street to 29th Street
  • 31st Street: 21st Avenue to Northern Boulevard
  • 40th Road: Prince Street to Main Street
  • 41st Avenue: 213th Street to 214th Place
  • 63rd Drive: Alderton Street to Queens Boulevard
  • 71st Avenue: Queens Boulevard to Burns Street
  • Archer Avenue: Sutphin Boulevard to Merrick Boulevard
  • Austin Street: Ascan Avenue to Yellowstone Boulevard
  • Bell Boulevard: Northern Boulevard to 35th Avenue
  • Cross Bay Boulevard: Rockaway Boulevard to 165th Ave
  • Ditmars Boulevard: Steinway Street to 29th Street
  • Greenpoint Avenue: Queens Boulevard to 44th Street/47th Avenue
  • Fresh Pond Road: Myrtle Avenue to Metropolitan Avenue
  • Hillside Avenue: Van Wyck Expressway to 180th Street
  • Jamaica Avenue: Eldert Lane to 169th Street
  • Junction Boulevard: Roosevelt Avenue to 34th Avenue
  • Liberty Avenue: 110th Street to 124th Street
  • Main Street: Northern Boulevard to Union Turnpike
  • Metropolitan Avenue: Flushing Avenue to Jamaica Avenue
  • Myrtle Avenue: Fresh Pond Road to Wyckoff Avenue
  • Northern Boulevard: entire length
  • North Conduit Avenue: entire length
  • Parsons Boulevard: Hillside Avenue to Archer Avenue
  • Queens Boulevard: entire length
  • Queens Plaza East: Jackson Avenue to Northern Boulevard
  • Queens Plaza North/South: Crescent Street to Jackson Avenue
  • Roosevelt Avenue: Queens Boulevard to Union Street
  • South Conduit Avenue: entire length
  • Steinway Street: Ditmars Boulevard to Northern Boulevard
  • Sutphin Boulevard: Hillside Avenue to 94th Avenue
  • Union Turnpike: Main Street to Langdale Street
  • Woodhaven Boulevard: Rockaway Boulevard to Queens Boulevard
Staten Island
  • Borough Hall area bounded by Victory Boulevard, Wall Street, Richmond Terrace, St. Marks Place, all inclusive.
  • Amboy Road: Richmond Avenue to Richmond Road
  • Arthur Kill Road: Richmond Avenue to Richmond Hill Road/Richmond Road
  • Barrett Avenue: Decker Avenue to Forest Avenue
  • Bay Street: Broad Street to Saint George Ferry Terminal
  • Castleton Avenue: Clove Road to North Burgher Avenue
  • Clove Road: Victory Boulevard to Narrows Road South
  • Crystal Avenue: Forest Avenue to Victory Boulevard
  • Decker Avenue: Forest Avenue to Post Avenue
  • Forest Hill Road: Richmond Avenue to Rockland Avenue
  • Forest Avenue: Staten Island Expressway to Victory Boulevard
  • Giffords Lane: Amboy Road to Katan Avenue
  • Hylan Boulevard: Guyon Avenue to Stueben Street
  • Marsh Avenue: Platinum Avenue to Richmond Hill Road
  • New Dorp Lane: Richmond Road to Mill Road
  • Platinum Avenue: Forest Hill Road to Richmond Hill Road
  • Port Richmond Avenue: Forest Avenue to Richmond Terrace
  • Richmond Avenue: Victory Boulevard to Oakdale Street
  • Richmond Hill Road: Richmond Avenue to Richmond Road
  • Richmond Road: West Fingerboard Road to Richmond Hill Road
  • Rockland Avenue: Forest Hill Road to Richmond Road
  • Seguine Avenue: Amboy Road to Florence Place
  • South Avenue: Forest Avenue to West Shore Expressway
  • Victory Boulevard: West Shore Expressway to Slosson Avenue
  • Woolley Avenue: Victory Boulevard to Willow Brook Road
Citywide Highways (and their Service Roads) and East and Harlem River Bridge Crossings:

On all holiday season Gridlock Alert Days during the Holiday Construction Embargo period lane closures are prohibited from 6:00 AM to midnight on highways (and their service roads) and East and Harlem River Bridge Crossings listed below. (Work behind permanent barrier, not impacting on vehicular, bicycle or pedestrian traffic flow may continue).

The holiday season Gridlock Alert Days are as follows

** NYC DOT will continue to monitor traffic conditions and impacts due to COVID-19, and will make Gridlock Alert determinations as necessary. You will be notified of any designation of Gridlock Alert Days in the form of an amended embargo. **

List of affected highway (and their service roads) and East and Harlem River Bridge Crossings include the following:

Brooklyn:
  • Belt Parkway
  • Brooklyn Queens Expressway
  • Gowanus Expressway
  • Jackie Robinson Parkway
  • Prospect Expressway
Bronx:
  • Bronx River Parkway
  • Bruckner Expressway
  • Cross Bronx Expressway
  • Henry Hudson Parkway
  • Hutchinson River Parkway
  • Major Deegan Expressway
  • New England Thruway
  • Throgs Neck Expressway
Manhattan:
  • Joe DiMaggio Highway/West Street (9A)/11th Avenue/12th Avenue
  • Miller Highway/Henry Hudson Parkway
  • FDR Drive/Harlem River Drive
  • Trans-Manhattan Expressway
Queens:
  • Belt Parkway
  • Brooklyn Queens Expressway
  • Cross Island Parkway
  • Grand Central Parkway
  • Jackie Robinson Parkway
  • Long Island Expressway
  • Van Wyck Expressway
Staten Island:
  • Staten Island Expressway
  • West Shore Expressway
East River Bridge Crossings:
  • Brooklyn Bridge
  • Ed Koch/Queensboro Bridge
  • Manhattan Bridge
  • Williamsburg Bridge
Harlem River Bridge Crossings:
  • 145th Street Bridge
  • Alexander Hamilton Bridge
  • Broadway Bridge
  • Macombs Dam Bridge
  • Madison Avenue Bridge
  • Third Avenue Bridge
  • University Heights Bridge
  • Willis Avenue Bridge

 

No Dig Special Construction Embargo – Portions of Brooklyn

At the request of the New York City Emergency Management Office, a special construction embargo has been issued for any street work in the areas listed below. During this time frame, only emergency work street excavations may be performed provided an emergency number is received from NYC DOT. Any non-emergency permits issued prior to the date of this notice are hereby suspended for the locations indicated below. Utility cover openings are also restricted, unless an emergency authorization number has been obtained from NYC DOT. 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:

Effective immediately and until further notice:

Embargoed Locations:
Brooklyn
  • John St between Jay St and Hudson Av
  • Hudson Av between Marshall St and Gold St
  • Marshall St between Gold St and Hudson Av
  • Plymouth St between Gold St and Hudson Av
  • Gold St from East River to Nassau St
  • Bridge St between John St and Fulton St
  • Nassau St/Flushing Av between Gold St and Hall St
  • Hoyt St between Fulton St and Bergen St
  • Hall St/St James Pl between Flushing Av and Fulton St
  • Bergen St between Hoyt St and Mother Gaston Blvd
  • Fulton St between St James Pl and Bedford Av
  • Bedford Av between Fulton St and Herkimer St
  • Herkimer St between Bedford Av and Georgia Av
  • Mother Gaston Blvd between Bergen St and Glenmore Av
  • Glenmore Av between Mother Gaston and Williams Av
  • Georgia Av between Fulton St and Belmont Av
  • Williams Av between Glenmore Av and Sutter Av
  • Belmont Av between Alabama Av and Sutter Av
  • Sutter Av between Williams and Alabama Av

Note: Con Edison is exempt from this embargo.

 

No Dig Special Construction Embargo – Portions of Queens

At the request of the New York City Emergency Management Office, a special construction embargo has been issued for any street work in the areas listed below. During this time frame, only emergency work street excavations may be performed provided an emergency number is received from NYC DOT. Any non-emergency permits issued prior to the date of this notice are hereby suspended for the locations indicated below. Utility cover openings are also restricted, unless an emergency authorization number has been obtained from NYC DOT. 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: Map of No Dig Special Construction Embargo – Portions of Queens (pdf)

Effective immediately and until further notice:

Embargoed Locations:
Queens
  • The area bounded by the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway to 65th Place, to 51st Avenue, to Queens Boulevard, to 75th Avenue, to Austin Street, to the Jackie Robinson Parkway, to Cypress Avenue to the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway.

Note: Con Edison is exempt from this embargo.