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

 

Macy’s 4th of July Annual Fireworks Celebration

A Special Event Construction Embargo is in effect for the Macy’s 4th of July Annual Fireworks Celebration. 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:

Thursday, June 30th (12:01 AM) 2022 – Tuesday, July 5th (6:00 AM) 2022

Embargoed Locations:

Manhattan Locations:

  • FDR Drive between Montgomery Street and East 63rd Street
  • FDR Drive Service Roads between Montgomery Street and 63rd Street
  • Montgomery Street between Cherry Street and FDR Drive
  • Delancey Street between Lewis Street and FDR Drive
  • East Houston Street between Baruch Place and FDR Drive
  • Avenue C between 13th Street and Avenue C Entrance Ramp to FDR
  • Avenue C Entrance Ramps
  • East 6th Street between Avenue D and FDR Drive
  • East 10th Street between Avenue D and FDR Drive
  • 14th Street between Avenue C and Avenue B
  • Avenue C between East 16th Street and East 23rd Street
  • East 20th Street between 1st Avenue and Avenue C
  • East 23rd Street between 1st Avenue and Avenue C
  • East 26th Street between 1st Avenue and FDR Drive
  • East 30th Street between 1st Avenue and FDR Drive
  • 30th Street Entrance Ramps
  • East 33rd Street between 1st Avenue and 3rd Avenue
  • East 34th Street between 2nd Avenue and FDR Drive
  • 34th Street Entrance Ramps
  • East 37th Street between 1st Avenue and FDR Drive
  • East 38th Street between 1st Avenue and FDR Drive
  • East 41st Street between 1st Avenue and FDR Drive
  • East 42nd Street between 1st Avenue and FDR Drive
  • 42nd Street Entrance Ramps
  • East 48th Street between 1st Avenue and FDR Drive
  • East 49th Street between 1st Avenue and FDR Drive
  • East 53rd Street between 1st Avenue and FDR Drive

Brooklyn Locations:

  • Greenpoint Avenue between McGuinness Boulevard and East River
  • Kent Street between Franklin Street and East River
  • Java Street between Franklin Street and East River
  • India Street between Franklin Street and East River
  • Huron Street between Franklin Street and West Street
  • Green Street between Franklin Street and West Street
  • Freeman Street and Franklin Street and West Street
  • Eagle Street between Franklin Street and West Street
  • Dupont Street between Franklin Street and East River
  • West Street between Greenpoint Avenue and Eagle Street
  • Franklin Street between Greenpoint Avenue and Commercial Street
  • Commercial Street between Franklin Street and East River

Queens Locations:

  • Area bounded by 44th Drive on the North; Borden Avenue on the South; Vernon Boulevard on the East; East River on the West (All Inclusive)
  • Center Boulevard between Borden Avenue and 54th Avenue
  • 2nd Street between Borden Avenue and Newtown Creek/Dead End
  • Vernon Boulevard between 54th Avenue and Newtown Creek/Dead End
  • 54th Avenue between Center Boulevard and Vernon Boulevard

Coney Island 4th of July Fireworks Celebration

A Special Event Construction Embargo is in effect for the Coney Island 4th of July Fireworks Celebration. 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, July 1st (12:01 AM) 2022 – Monday, July 4th (11:59 PM) 2022

Embargoed Locations:

  • The Area bounded by the Boardwalk on the South; Surf Avenue on the North; West 10th Street on the East; West 21st Street on the West (All Inclusive).
  • Stillwell Avenue between Mermaid Avenue and Boardwalk

Nathan's Famous July 4th Hotdog Eating Contest

A Special Event Construction Embargo is in effect for the Nathan’s Famous July 4th Hotdog Eating Contest. 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, July 1st (12:01 AM) 2022 – Monday, July 4th (11:59 PM) 2022

Embargoed Locations:

  • Stillwell Avenue between Surf Avenue and Bowery Street
  • Bowery Street between West 12th Street and West 15th Street
  • Surf Avenue between West 12th Street and West 15th Street

NYC Triathlon

A Special Event Construction Embargo is in effect for the NYC Triathlon. 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, July 22nd (12:01 AM) 2022 – Sunday, July 24th (11:59 PM) 2022

Embargoed Locations:

Manhattan:
  • Henry Hudson Parkway (Northbound) between West 58th Street and the Henry Hudson Bridge
  • Henry Hudson Parkway Exit and Entrance ramps at West 96th Street
  • West 96th Street between Henry Hudson Parkway and Central Park West
  • West 96th Street Entrance into Central Park
  • Central Park West Drive between 97th Street Transverse and Center Drive
  • Center Drive between Central Park West Drive and Central Park East Drive
  • Central Park East Drive between Center Drive and 97th Street Transverse
  • Terrace Drive between Central Park West Drive and Central Park East Drive
Bronx:
  • Henry Hudson Bridge (Northbound)
  • 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

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.