Construction Embargoes

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 DOT. Read more about embargoes in the Street Works Manual

 

Formula-E NYC E-Prix Embargo – July 10 – 14, 2019

A Special Event Construction Embargo is in effect for the Formula-E NYC E-Prix from 12:01 am Wednesday, July 10th through 11:59 pm Sunday, July 14th. 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

Locations:

  • Van Brunt Street between Summit Street and Water/Dead End
  • Imlay Street between Summit Street and Pioneer Street
  • Summit Street between Van Brunt Street and Imlay Street
  • Conover Street between Pioneer Street and Water/Dead End
  • Ferris Street between King Street and Van Dyke Street
  • Reed Street between Van Brunt Street and Conover Street
  • Beard Street between Otsego Street and Conover Street
  • Van Dyke Street between Otsego Street and Water/Dead End
  • Coffey Street between Otsego Street and Water/Dead End
  • Dikeman Street between Otsego Street and Water/Dead End
  • Wolcott Street between Otsego Street and Water/Dead End
  • Sullivan Street between Van Brunt Street and Water/Dead End
  • King Street between Van Brunt Street and Ferris Street
  • Pioneer Street between Van Brunt Street and Conover Street
  • Verona Street between Van Brunt Street and Imlay Street
  • Commerce Street between Van Brunt Street and Imlay Street
  • Bowne Street between Van Brunt Street and Imlay Street
  • Richards Street between Verona Street and Beard Street
  • Dwight Street between Coffey Street and Beard Street
  • Bay Street between Otsego Street and Smith Street
  • Sigourney Street between Otsego Street and Columbia Street
  • Halleck Street between Otsego Street and Columbia Street
  • Otsego Street between Bay Street and Halleck Street
  • Columbia Street between Halleck Street and Lorraine Street
  • Atlantic Avenue between Flatbush Avenue and Court Street
  • Court Street between Atlantic Avenue and Bay Street
  • Smith Street between Bay Street and Union Street
  • Union Street between Smith Street and 5th Avenue
  • 5th Avenue between Union Street and Flatbush Avenue
  • Flatbush Avenue between 5th Avenue and Atlantic Avenue
  • 2nd Place between Smith Street and Court Street
  • Hicks Street between Bay Street and Lorraine Street
  • Lorraine Street between Hicks Street and Otsego Street

 

Disability Pride Parade Embargo – July 12 – 14, 2019

A Special Event Construction Embargo is in effect for the Disability Pride Parade from 12:01 am Friday, July 12th through 11:59 pm Sunday, July 14th. 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 Disability Pride Parade 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.

Formation

  • 26th Street between Broadway and Park Avenue South
  • 25th Street between Madison Avenue and Park Avenue South
  • Madison Avenue between 24th Street and 26th Street

Route

  • Broadway between 26th Street and 17th Street

Dispersal

  • Union Square West between 17th Street and 14th Street
  • 16th Street between 5th Avenue and Union Square West

 

NYC Triathlon Embargo – July 19 – 21, 2019

A Special Event Construction Embargo is in effect for the NYC Triathlon from 12:01 am Friday, July 19th through 11:59 pm Sunday, July 21st. 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 NYC Triathlon 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.

Manhattan:

  • Henry Hudson Parkway (Northbound) between West 60th Street and the Henry Hudson Bridge
  • Henry Hudson Parkway Exit and Entrance ramps at 79th Street
  • West 72nd Street between Riverside Drive and Central Park West
  • West 79th Street between Riverside Drive and Traffic Circle (Near West Side Highway)
  • 79th Street Traffic Circle
  • Central Park West Drive between 102nd 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 102nd Street Transverse
  • 102nd Street Transverse between Central Park West Drive and Central Park East Drive
  • Terrace Drive between Central Park West Drive and Central Park East Drive
  • Riverside Drive between West 84th Street and West 83rd Street
  • Riverside Drive between West 72nd Street and West 74th Street
  • Riverside Drive between West 78th Street and West 80th Street
  • 72nd Street Entrance into Central Park
  • West 71st Street between West End Avenue and Broadway
  • Central Park West between West 73rd Street and West 74th Street
  • Central Park West between West 70th Street and West 71st Street

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

 

Summer Streets Embargo – July 29 – August 17, 2019

A Special Event Construction Embargo is in effect for Summer Streets from 12:01 am Monday, July 29th through 6 pm Saturday, August 17th. 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 Summer Streets 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

Main Embargo:

Date(s)
  • 12:01 AM Monday, July 29 through 6:00PM Saturday, August 17, 2019
Route
  • Centre Street between Brooklyn Bridge exit and Reade Street
  • Lafayette Street between Reade Street and East 10th Street
  • Cooper Square between Astor Place and 4th Avenue
  • Fourth Avenue between Astor Place and East 15th Street
  • Union Square East between East 15th Street and East 17th Street
  • Park Avenue South between East 17th Street and East 32nd Street
  • Park Avenue between East 32nd Street and East 72nd Street
    (Including the viaduct between East 40th Street and East 46th Street)
  • East 72nd Street between Park Avenue and 5th Avenue
Rest Stops
  • Centre Street between Reade Street and Worth Street
  • Cleveland Place between Kenmare Street and Spring Street
  • Kenmare Street between Lafayette Street and Mulberry Street
  • Spring Street between Lafayette Street and Mulberry Street
  • Astor Place between Broadway and 4th Avenue
  • East 24th Street between Madison Avenue and Lexington Avenue
  • East 25th Street between Madison Avenue and Lexington Avenue
  • East 51st Street between Madison Avenue and Lexington Avenue

Event Day Embargo:

Date(s)
  • Saturdays, August 3, August 10 and August 17, 2019 from 12:01 AM to 6:00 PM
Additional Embargo Locations
  • Area bounded by East 72nd Street on the North, East 8th Street on the South, 3rd Avenue on the East, 5th 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 6th Avenue
  • East Houston Street between 3rd Avenue and 2nd Avenue
  • 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 (entire length)
  • East 50th Street (entire length)
  • East 53rd Street (entire length)
  • East 54th Street (entire length)
  • 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)
  • East 72nd Street between 5th Avenue and York Avenue