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

 

Disability Pride Parade Construction Embargo - July 7-9, 2017

A special event construction embargo is in effect for the Disability Pride Parade. From 12:01 am Friday, July 7 through 11:59 pm Sunday, July 9, 2017, 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. 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:

Formation
  • 16th Street between 5th Avenue and Union Square West
  • 17th Street between 5th Avenue and Park Avenue
  • Union Square West between 17th Street and 14th Street
Route
  • 5th Avenue between 26th Street and 24th Street
  • Broadway between 24th Street and 17th Street
Dispersal
  • 24th Street and 25th Street between Park Avenue and Madison Avenue
  • 26th Street and 27th Street between Park Avenue and 5th Avenue
  • Madison Avenue between 23rd Street and 27th Street

 

Formula E NYC ePrix Construction Embargo - July 12-16, 2017

A special event construction embargo is in effect for the Formula E NYC ePrix. From 12:01 am Wednesday, July 12 through 11:59 pm Sunday, July 16, 2017, 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 Brooklyn are as follows (see map):

Locations:

  • Van Brunt Street between Summit Street and Water/Dead End
  • Imlay Street between Summit Street and Pioneer Street
  • Summit Street between Van Brunt Street and Imlay Street
  • Conover Street between Pioneer Street and Water/Dead End
  • Ferris Street between Clinton Wharf and Van Dyke Street
  • Commercial Wharf between Bowne Street and Clinton Wharf
  • Reed Street between Van Brunt Street and Conover Street
  • Beard Street between Otsego Street and Conover Street
  • Van Dyke Street between Otsego Street and Water/Dead End
  • Barnell Street between Van Dyke Street and Water/Dead End
  • Coffey Street between Otsego Street and Water/Dead End
  • Dikeman Street between Otsego Street and Water/Dead End
  • Wolcott Street between Otsego Street and Water/Dead End
  • Sullivan Street between Van Brunt Street and Water/Dead End
  • King Street between Van Brunt Street and Ferris Street
  • Pioneer Street between Van Brunt Street and Conover Street
  • Verona Street between Van Brunt Street and Commercial Wharf
  • Commerce Street between Van Brunt Street and Commercial Wharf
  • Bowne Street between Van Brunt Street and Commercial Wharf
  • Richards Street between Coffey Street and Water/Dead End
  • Dwight Street between Coffey Street and Beard Street
  • Bay Street between Otsego Street and Smith Street
  • Sigourney Street between Otsego Street and Columbia Street
  • Halleck Street between Otsego Street and Columbia Street
  • Otsego Street between Bay Street and Halleck Street
  • Columbia Street between Bay Street and Lorraine Street
  • Atlantic Avenue between Flatbush Avenue and Court Street
  • Court Street between Atlantic Avenue and Bay Street
  • Smith Street between Bay Street and Union Street
  • Union Street between Smith Street and 5th Avenue
  • 5th Avenue between Union Street and Flatbush Avenue
  • Flatbush Avenue between 5th Avenue and Atlantic Avenue
  • 2nd Place between Smith Street and Court Street
  • Hicks Street between Bay Street and Lorraine Street
  • Lorraine Street between Hicks Street and Otsego Street

 

LIRR/ Amtrak Penn Station Track Work – Manhattan - July 10-August 1, 2017

All non-emergency street construction, including all non-emergency utility cover openings, will be prohibited during the hours and days within the boundaries in Manhattan listed below. NYC DOT’s Highway Inspection/Quality Assurance (HIQA) inspectors will work with our Permit Office to enforce compliance with this embargo. (See map):

Times:
6:00am to 11:00am and 3:00pm to 7:00pm

Locations:

Manhattan:

  • 34th Street between 8th Avenue and 1st Avenue
  • 1st Avenue between East 34th Street and East 49th Street
  • East 49th Street between 1st Avenue an Lexington Avenue
  • Lexington Avenue between East 49th Street and East 36th Street
  • East 36th Street between Lexington Avenue and 1st Avenue
  • 2nd Avenue between East 42nd Street and East 34th Street
  • Queens-Midtown Tunnel Entrance/Exit between East 34th Street and East 36th Street
Special Note: All work occurring entirely within parking lanes shall be exempt from this embargo.

 

NYC Triathlon Construction Embargo - July 14-16, 2017

A special event construction embargo is in effect for the NYC Triathlon. From 12:01 am Friday, July 14 through 11:59 pm Sunday, July 16, 2017, 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. 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 and the Bronx are as follows (see map):

Locations:

Manhattan:

  • Henry Hudson Parkway (northbound) between West 57th Street and the Henry Hudson Bridge
  • West 72nd Street between Riverside Drive and Central Park West
  • West 79st Street between Riverside Drive and Traffic Circle (near West Side Highway)
  • Central Park West Drive between West 72nd Street and Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard
  • Central Park East Drive between Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard and Terrace Drive
  • Terrace Drive between East Drive and West Drive

Bronx:

  • Henry Hudson Parkway (northbound) between the Henry Hudson Bridge and the Mosholu Parkway
  • Mosholu Parkway (eastbound) between Henry Hudson Parkway and West Gun Hill Road

 

Summer Streets Construction Embargo - July 31-August 19, 2017

A Special Event Construction Embargo is in effect for Summer Streets. 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

Monday, July 31st (12:01 am) through Saturday, August 19th (6:00 pm) 2017

Route

  • Centre Street between Brooklyn Bridge exit and Reade Street / Lafayette Street
  • Lafayette Street between Reade Street / Centre Street and East 10th Street
  • Cooper Square between Astor Place and Fourth 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 / Lafayette Street and Worth Street
  • Cleveland Place between Kenmare Street and Spring Street
  • Spring Street between Crosby Street and Mulberry Street
  • Kenmare Street between Lafayette Street and Mulberry Street
  • Broome Street between Lafayette Street and Crosby Street
  • Astor Place between Broadway and Fourth Avenue
  • 8th Street between Broadway and Fourth Avenue
  • East 24th Street between Madison Avenue and Lexington Avenue
  • East 25th Street between Madison Avenue and Lexington Avenue
  • East 26th 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
  • East 53rd Street between Madison Avenue and Lexington Avenue

Event Day Embargo

Saturdays: August 5th, August 12th and August 19th, 2017 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 (entire length)
  • Chambers Street (entire length)
  • 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 (entire length)
  • 9th Street (entire length)
  • East 12th Street between 3rd Avenue and 2nd Avenue
  • 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
  • East 41st Street (entire length)
  • 42nd Street (entire length)
  • East 45th Street (entire length)
  • East 46th Street between 3rd Avenue and 2nd Avenue
  • 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 (entire length)
  • East 60th Street between 3rd Avenue and 2nd Avenue
  • 65th Street (entire length)
  • 66th Street (entire length)
  • East 67th Street between 3rd Avenue and 2nd Avenue
  • East 68th Street between 3rd Avenue and 2nd Avenue
  • 72nd Street (entire length)
  • West 90th Street between Central Park West and Riverside Drive
  • West 91st Street between Central Park West and Riverside Drive

NOTE:

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 July 28, 2017 with the 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