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


United Airlines NYC Half Marathon

A Special Event Construction Embargo is in effect for United Airlines NYC Half Marathon. 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 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

Embargo Dates & Times:

Friday, March 8th 2024 (12:01 AM) – Sunday, March 17th 2024 (11:59 PM)

Embargoed Locations:

Brooklyn
  • Eastern Parkway between Franklin Avenue and Flatbush Avenue
  • Washington Avenue between Eastern Parkway and Empire Boulevard
  • Sullivan Place between Washington Avenue and Franklin Avenue
  • Classon Avenue between Washington Avenue and Eastern Parkway
  • Union Street between Classon Avenue and Franklin Avenue
  • Empire Boulevard between Flatbush Avenue and Washington Avenue
  • Willink Drive between Flatbush Avenue and East Drive
  • East Drive between Willink Drive and Grand Army Plaza
  • Center Drive between West Drive and East Drive
  • Flatbush Avenue between Empire Boulevard and Grand Army Plaza
  • Grand Army Plaza Oval
  • Flatbush Avenue between Grand Army Plaza and Fulton Street
  • Flatbush Avenue Extension between Fulton Street and Nassau Street
Manhattan
  • Manhattan Bridge Upper Level (Manhattan-bound)
  • Forsyth Street between Canal Street and Dead End
  • Canal Street between Chrystie Street and Allen Street
  • Allen Street between Canal Street and Division Street
  • Pike Street between Division Street and Cherry Street
  • Pike Slip between Cherry Street and South Street
  • South Street between Pike Slip and Montgomery Street
  • Montgomery Street FDR Entrance Ramp
  • FDR Drive (Northbound) between Montgomery Street and 42nd Street
  • 42nd Street FDR Exit Ramp
  • 42nd Street between FDR Drive and 7th Avenue
  • 7th Avenue between 42nd Street and 59th Street
  • 59th Street between Columbus Circle and 5th Avenue
  • Grand Army Plaza between 59th Street and 60th Street
  • East Drive between Grand Army Plaza and Terrace Drive
  • Terrace Drive between East Drive and West Drive
  • Terrace Drive between Central Park West/ 72nd Street and West Drive
  • West Drive between Terrace Drive and Center Drive
  • 67th Street/Warner LeRoy Place between Central Park West and West Drive
  • Center Drive between West Drive and Center Drive
  • Center Drive between East Drive and West 59th Street/6th Avenue
  • West Drive between 102 Street Crossing and Terrace Drive
  • East Drive between 102 Street Crossing and Terrace Drive
  • 102 Street Crossing between West Drive and East Drive
  • Columbus Circle (Entire Circle)
  • Central Park West between Columbus Circle and 72nd Street
  • 72nd Street between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West
  • 69th Street between Columbus Avenue and Central Pak West
  • 67th Street between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West
  • 64th Street between Broadway and Central Park West
  • 63rd Street/Sesame Street between Broadway and Central Park West
  • 62nd Street between Broadway and Central Park West
  • 61st Street between Broadway and Central Park West
  • 60th Street between Broadway and Central Park
  • 49th Street and Broadway and 7th Avenue
  • 46th Street between 7th Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • 45th Street between 7th Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • 44th Street between 7th Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • 43rd Street between 7th Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • 6th Avenue between 43rd Street and 45th Street

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

A Special Event Construction Embargo is in effect for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. 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 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

Embargo Dates & Times:

Monday, March 11th 2024 (12:01 AM) – Saturday, March 16th 2024 (11:59 PM)

Embargoed Locations:

Formation
  • Vanderbilt Avenue between 43rd Street and 46th Street
  • 43rd Street between Vanderbilt Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • 44th Street between Vanderbilt Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • 45th Street between Vanderbilt Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • 46th Street between Vanderbilt Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • 47th Street between Park Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • 48th Street between Park Avenue and 6th Avenue
Route
  • 5th Avenue between 83rd Street and 43rd Street
Dispersal
  • 5th Avenue between 86th Street and 79th Street
  • 79th Street between Park Avenue and 5th Avenue
  • 80th Street between Lexington Avenue and 5th Avenue
  • 81st Street between Lexington Avenue and 5th Avenue
  • 82nd Street between Lexington Avenue and 5th Avenue
  • 83rd Street between Lexington Avenue and 5th Avenue
  • 84th Street between Madison Avenue and 5th Avenue
Miscellaneous
  • 49th Street between Madison Avenue and Rockefeller Plaza
  • 50th Street between Madison Avenue and Rockefeller Plaza
  • 51st Street between Madison Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • 53rd Street between Madison Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • 58th Street between Madison Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • 62nd Street between Madison Avenue and 5th Avenue
  • 63rd Street between Madison Avenue and 5th Avenue
  • 64th Street between Park Avenue and 5th Avenue
  • 65th Street between Madison Avenue and 5th Avenue
  • 70th Street between Madison Avenue and 5th Avenue
  • 71st Street between Madison Avenue and 5th Avenue
  • 72nd Street between Madison Avenue and 5th Avenue
  • 78th Street between Madison Avenue and 5th Avenue
  • Madison Avenue between 42nd Street and 86th Street