DOT owns, operates, and maintains 788 bridges and tunnels throughout New York, including the Brooklyn, Manhattan and Williamsburg and Ed Koch Queensboro Bridges, 25 movable bridges, and five tunnels. There are no tolls on bridges operated by DOT. Some bridges in New York City are operated by other agencies. Learn more about DOT bridges Learn more about movable bridges in New York City Learn about bridge reconstruction projects
DOT is responsible for keeping the city's streets in good repair. DOT's street construction projects range from pothole repair to milling and repaving to full reconstruction of the street. Every year DOT lays millions of cubic yards of asphalt and repairs tens of thousands of potholes. Check the weekly resurfacing schedule Learn more about street construction in New York City Track DOT street repair projects on the Daily Pothole
Capital Street Projects
DOT capital street projects are major street construction projects, often including full reconstruction of the sewer pipes, the roadbed, and sidewalks. Capital projects require detailed surveys and design, and increased inter-agency coordination and approvals. They are essential to keeping the City’s infrastructure in a state of good repair. Learn about Capital Street Projects
Street Work Permits
DOT issues permits for everyone that performs work in New York City streets, including utilities making repairs, contractors replacing roadways and homeowners performing their own sidewalk repairs. Any construction work occurring in the street near a tree may require a permit from the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation. For more information go to http://www.nycgovparks.org/services/forestry/tree-work-permit. Read the Street Works Manual Learn more DOT permits Check the list of upcoming construction embargoes
Sidewalk Repair and Maintenance
DOT's goal is to make the City's 12,750 miles of sidewalks safe for pedestrians and help prevent injuries caused by defective sidewalks. DOT inspects sidewalks throughout the city to ensure that they are safe. Property owners should know their rights and responsibilities regarding your sidewalks and parking lots, including how to repair sidewalks and how to respond to sidewalk violations. Learn more about sidewalk repair and maintenance
DOT's inspectors monitor active construction sites to maintain the flow of pedestrian and vehicular traffic, and to ensure that contractors and others performing work properly restore roadways and street hardware.
The Coordinated Street Furniture Franchise has replaced approximately 3,300 existing bus stop shelters and 300 sidewalk newsstands with an entirely new design.
DOT installs attractive and durable benches around the city, particularly at bus stops, retail corridors, and in areas with high concentrations of senior citizens. These benches make streets more comfortable for transit riders and pedestrians, especially for those who are older and disabled. Learn more and request a bench
The City regulates the placement, installation, and maintenance of newsracks on City sidewalks. Newsrack owners must register with DOT and bring all newsracks into compliance with the regulations.
The City takes a strict stand against encroachments on sidewalk space, and ATMs are no exception. It is illegal to place an ATM on the sidewalk in New York City. Learn more about the law
DOT’s staff installs and maintains traffic signals at more than 12,000 signalized intersections. Learn more about traffic signals
DOT's staff creates, installs and maintains over 1.3 million street signs throughout New York City. Learn more about signs in New York City
DOT offers a wide variety of signs, from replica street signs to personalized parking signs. Signs can be customized with a personlized name, logo, or place. Learn more and order signs
Street Banner Permits
DOT issues permits for banners that hang from street lights and other property in DOT's jurisdication. Learn more about applying for street banner permits
The Adopt-A-Highway program is a tax-deductible way for you to market your business or organization to thousands of people a day while giving back to your community. Learn more
The Adopt-A-Greenway program is a tax-deductible opportunity for proud New Yorkers to give back to their community by ensuring clean and beautiful pedestrian and bicycle paths in New York City. Learn more