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


Summer Streets — Queens

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

Embargoed Locations:

Main Embargo:

Date(s)
  • 12:01 AM Thursday, July 18 through 8:00 PM Saturday, July 27, 2024
Route
  • Vernon Boulevard between 44th Drive and 30th Road

Two-Day Embargo:

Date(s)
  • 12:01 AM Friday, July 26 through 8:00 PM Saturday, July 27, 2024
Additional Embargo Locations
  • Vernon Boulevard between Main Avenue and 30th Drive
  • Vernon Boulevard between 44th Drive and 45th Avenue
  • Main Avenue / Astoria Boulevard between Vernon Boulevard and 21st Street
  • Welling Court between Main Avenue and 30th Avenue
  • 12th Street between Astoria Boulevard and 30th Avenue
  • 21st Street between Astoria Boulevard and 45th Avenue
  • 28th Avenue between Astoria Boulevard and 21st Street
  • 29th Avenue between 12th Street and 21st Street
  • 30th Road between Vernon Boulevard and 21st Street
  • 30th Drive between Vernon Boulevard and 21st Street
  • 30th Avenue between Main Avenue and 21st Street
  • 31st Avenue between Vernon Boulevard and 21st Street
  • 31st Drive between Vernon Boulevard and 21st Street
  • Broadway between Vernon Boulevard and 21st Street
  • 33rd Road between Vernon Boulevard and 12th Street
  • 34th Avenue between Vernon Boulevard and 21st Street
  • 35th Avenue between Vernon Boulevard and 21st Street
  • 36th Avenue between Roosevelt Island Bridge and 21st Street
  • 37th Avenue between Vernon Boulevard and 21st Street
  • 38th Avenue between Vernon Boulevard and 21st Street
  • 40th Avenue between Vernon Boulevard and 21st Street
  • 41st Avenue between Vernon Boulevard and 21st Street
  • Queens Plaza South between Vernon Boulevard and 21st Street
  • 43rd Avenue between Vernon Boulevard and 21st Street
  • 43rd Road between Vernon Boulevard and 12th Street
  • 44th Avenue between Vernon Boulevard and 21st Street
  • 44th Road between Vernon Boulevard and 21st Street
  • 44th Drive between Dead End and 21st Street
  • 45th Avenue between Vernon Boulevard and 21st Street

Summer Streets — Staten Island

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

Embargoed Locations:

Date(s)

12:01 AM Monday, July 22 through 8:00PM Saturday, July 27, 2024

  • Broadway between Richmond Terrace and Clove Road

Two Day Embargo:

Date(s)
12:01 AM Friday, July 26 through 8:00PM Saturday, July 27, 2024

  • Area bounded by Richmond Terrace on the North, Colonial Court on the South, Broadway on the West, North Burgher Avenue on the East (All Inclusive)
  • Henderson Avenue between Alaska Street and Bement Avenue
  • Castleton Avenue between Alaska Street and Oakland Avenue
  • Cary Avenue between Elizabeth Street and Oakland Avenue
  • Forest Avenue between Clove Road and Bement Avenue
  • Glenwood Place between Clove Road and Broadway

Summer Streets — Manhattan

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

12:01 AM Thursday, July 25 through 8:00 PM Saturday, August 17, 2024

Embargoed Locations:

Main Embargo:

Route
  • Centre Street/Federal Plaza between Brooklyn Bridge Exit and Worth Street
  • Kenmare Street between Lafayette Street and Cleveland Place
  • Cleveland Place between Kenmare Street and Lafayette Street/Spring Street
  • Lafayette Street between Worth Street and East 9th Street
  • Fourth Avenue between East 9th Street and East 15th Street
  • Union Square East between East 14th Street and East 17th Street
  • Park Avenue South between East 17th Street and East 32nd Street
  • Park Avenue between East 32nd Street and East 109th Street
    (Including the viaduct between East 40th Street and East 46th Street)
  • East 109th Street between Park Avenue and 5th Avenue
  • 5th Avenue between East 109th Street and Duke Ellington Circle
  • Duke Ellington Circle
  • Central Park North (East/West 110th Street) between Duke Ellington Circle and Adam Clayton Powell Jr Boulevard
  • Adam Clayton Powell Jr Boulevard between Central Park North and West 125th Street
Rest Stops
  • Centre Street between Duane Street and Worth Street
  • Astor Place between Broadway and Lafayette Street
  • 4th Avenue between East 9th Street and East 8th Street/Astor Place
  • East 26th Street between Madison Avenue and Lexington Avenue
  • East 27th Street between Madison Avenue and Lexington Avenue
  • East 51st Street between Madison Avenue and Lexington Avenue
  • East 81st Street between Madison Avenue and Lexington Avenue
  • East 109th Street between Park Avenue and Lexington Avenue
  • Adam Clayton Powell Jr Boulevard between West 123rd Street and West 125th Street
Miscellaneous
  • Reade Street between Centre Street and Broadway
  • Cooper Square between Astor Place and 7th Street
  • East 8th Street between Broadway and Lafayette Street
  • 23rd Street between Park Avenue and Madison Avenue
  • Madison Avenue between 27th Street and 23rd Street
  • West 124th Street between Adam Clayton Powell Jr Boulevard and Malcom X Boulevard/Lenox Avenue

Two-Day Embargo:

Date(s)
  • 12:01 AM Friday, August 2nd through 8:00 PM Saturday, August 3rd, 2024
  • 12:01 AM Friday, August 9th through 8:00 PM Saturday, August 10th, 2024
  • 12:01 AM Friday, August 16th through 8:00 PM Saturday, August 17th, 2024
Additional Embargo Locations
  • Area bounded by East 125th Street on the North, Central Park North on the South, Lenox Avenue on the East, Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard on the West (All Inclusive)
  • Area bounded by East 110th Street on the North, East 8th Street on the South, 3rd Avenue on the East and 5th Avenue on the West (All Inclusive)
  • Area bounded by 59th Street on the North, 23rd Street on the South, 5th Avenue on the East, 6th 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)
  • 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 Hudson Street
  • East Houston Street between 3rd Avenue and 2nd Avenue
  • 3rd Avenue between 5th Street and 8th Street
  • 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 between 3rd Avenue and FDR Drive
  • East 50th Street between 3rd Avenue and FDR Drive
  • East 53rd Street between 3rd Avenue and FDR Drive
  • East 54th Street between 3rd Avenue and FDR Drive
  • 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)
  • 72nd Street (entire length)
  • East 76th Street between 3rd Avenue and FDR Drive
  • East 77th Street between 3rd Avenue and FDR Drive
  • East 78th Street between 3rd Avenue and FDR Drive
  • 79th Street (entire length)
  • 86th Street (entire length)
  • 96th Street (entire length)
  • East 102nd Street between 3rd Avenue and FDR Drive
  • East 106th Street between 3rd Avenue and FDR Drive
  • 110th Street (entire length)
  • Central Park North (entire length)
  • East 116th Street between Lenox Avenue and FDR Drive
  • East 120th Street between Lenox Avenue and FDR Drive
  • 123rd Street between Powell Jr. Boulevard and St. Nicholas Avenue
  • 124th Street (entire length)
  • 125th Street (entire length)
  • 3rd Avenue between East 109th Street and 125th Street
  • Lexington Avenue between East 109th Street and 125th Street
  • Park Avenue between East 109th Street and 125th Street
  • Madison Avenue between East 109th Street and 125th Street
  • 5th Avenue between East 109th Street and 125th Street
  • Lenox Avenue between Central Park North and 125th Street
  • St. Nicholas Avenue between Central Park North and 125th Street
  • Fredrick Douglas Boulevard between Central Park North and 125th Street