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

 

Planned Parenthood Rally and March

A Special Event Construction Embargo is in effect for the Planned Parenthood Rally and March. 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. (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, May 13th (12:01am) 2022 – Saturday, May 14th (11:59pm) 2022

Embargoed Locations:

Manhattan Portion
  • Worth Street between Lafayette Street and Centre Street
  • Centre Street between Worth Street and Brooklyn Bridge
  • Lafayette Street between Worth Street and Reade Street
  • Chambers Street between Broadway and Centre Street
  • Duane Street between Broadway and Centre Street
  • Reade Street between Broadway and Centre Street
  • Elk Street between Duane Street and Chambers Street
  • Brooklyn Bridge
Brooklyn Portion
  • Adams Street between Cadman Plaza East and Prospect street
  • Cadman Plaza East between Prospect Street and Tillary Street
  • Cadman Plaza West between Prospect Street and Tillary Street
  • Tillary Street between Adam Street and Cadman Plaza West
  • Washington Street between Prospect Street and York Street

 

Ninth Avenue Food Festival

A Special Event Construction Embargo is in effect for the Ninth Avenue Food Festival. 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. (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, May 13th (12:01am) 2022 – Sunday, May 15th (11:59pm) 2022

Embargoed Locations:

Festival:
  • 9th Avenue between West 42nd Street and West 57th Street
Miscellaneous:
  • West 45th Street between 9th Avenue and 10th Avenue
  • West 48th Street between 9th Avenue and 10th Avenue
  • West 50th Street between 9th Avenue and 10th Avenue
  • West 53rd Street between 9th Avenue and 10th Avenue
  • West 54th Street between 9th Avenue and 10th Avenue

 

Dance Parade

A Special Event Construction Embargo is in effect for the Dance 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. (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:

Thursday, May 19th (12:01am) 2022 – Saturday, May 21th (11:59pm) 2022

Embargoed Locations:

Formation:
  • 21st Street between 5th Avenue and Park Avenue South
  • 20th Street between 5th Avenue and Park Avenue South
  • Broadway between 23rd Street and 21st Street
Route:
  • Broadway between 21st Street and 17th Street
  • Union Square West between 17th Street and 14th Street
  • University Place between 14th Street and 8th Street
  • 8th Street between University Place and 3rd Avenue
  • St. Marks Place between 3rd Avenue/Astor Place and Avenue A
  • Avenue A between 7th Street and 10th Street
Dispersal:
  • Avenue A between 10th Street and 12th Street
  • 10th Street between Avenue A and Avenue B
  • 7th Street between Avenue A and Avenue B
Miscellaneous:
  • 8th Street between University Place and 5th Avenue

 

RBC Brooklyn Half Marathon

A Special Event Construction Embargo is in effect for the RBC Brooklyn 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. (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:

Thursday, May 19th (12:01 AM) 2022 – Saturday, May 21st (11:59 PM) 2022

Embargoed Locations:

Route:
  • Eastern Parkway between Grand Army Plaza and Bedford Avenue
  • Washington Avenue between Eastern Parkway and Empire Boulevard
  • Empire Boulevard between Washington Avenue and Flatbush Avenue
  • Flatbush Avenue between Empire Boulevard and Grand Army Plaza
  • Grand Army Plaza (Entire Circle)
  • Ocean Avenue between Flatbush Avenue and Parkside Avenue
  • Parkside Avenue between Ocean Avenue and Park Circle
  • West Lake Drive between East Drive and South Lake Drive
  • South Lake Drive between West Lake Drive and East Lake Drive
  • East Lake Drive between South Lake Drive and East Drive
  • West Drive between East Drive and West Lake Drive
  • Park Circle between South Lake Drive and Ocean Parkway Entrance Ramp
  • Ocean Parkway between Ocean Parkway Entrance Ramp and Surf Avenue
  • Surf Avenue between Ocean Parkway and West 10th Street
  • West 10th Street between Surf Avenue and Boardwalk
Miscellaneous:
  • Surf Avenue between West 10th Street and West 20th Street
  • Stillwell Avenue between Surf Avenue and Boardwalk
  • West 12th Street between Surf Avenue and Boardwalk
  • West 15th Street between Surf Avenue and Boardwalk

 

Celebrate Israel Parade

A Special Event Construction Embargo is in effect for the Celebrate Israel 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. (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, May 20th (12:01am) 2022 – Sunday, May 22nd (11:59pm) 2022

Embargoed Locations:

Formation

  • 5th Avenue between 52nd Street and 51st Street
  • West 51st Street between 6th Avenue and 5th Avenue
  • East/West 52nd Street between Park Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • East/West 53rd Street between Park Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • East/West 54th Street between Park Avenue and 7th Avenue
  • East/West 55th Street between Park Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • East/West 56th Street between Park Avenue and 6th Avenue

Route

  • 5th Avenue between 52nd Street and 74th Street

Dispersal

  • 5th Avenue between 74th Street and 79th Street
  • East 74th Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue
  • East 75th Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue
  • East 76th Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue
  • East 77th Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue
  • East 78th Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue

Miscellaneous

  • East 60th Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue
  • East 61st Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue
  • East 62nd Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue
  • East 63rd Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue
  • East 68th Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue
  • East 69th Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue
  • East 70th Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue
  • East 72nd Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue
  • East 73rd Street between Madison Avenue and Lexington Avenue
  • East 74th Street between Madison Avenue and Lexington Avenue
  • East 75th Street between Madison Avenue and Lexington Avenue
  • East 76th Street between Madison Avenue and Lexington Avenue
  • East 77th Street between Madison Avenue and Lexington Avenue
  • East 78th Street between Madison Avenue and Lexington Avenue
  • East Side of Madison Avenue between East 70th Street and East 79th Street
  • West Side of Lexington Avenue between East 70th Street and East 79th Street

 

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.