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

 

Coney Island Mermaid Parade

A Special Event Construction Embargo is in effect for the Coney Island Mermaid 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:

Thursday, June 16th (12:01am) 2022 – Sunday, June 18th (11:59pm) 2022

Embargoed Locations:

Formation

  • West 21st Street between Surf Avenue and Boardwalk
  • West 22nd Street between Surf Avenue and Boardwalk
  • West 23rd Street between Surf Avenue and Dead End
  • Surf Avenue between West 21st Street and West 24th Street

Route

  • Surf Avenue between West 21st Street and West 10th Street
  • West 10th Street between Surf Avenue and Boardwalk

Miscellaneous

  • Stillwell Avenue between Surf Avenue and Boardwalk
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Harlem Skyscraper Cycling Classic Embargo

A Special Event Construction Embargo is in effect for the Harlem Cycling Classic. 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, June 17, 2022 (12:01 AM)—Sunday, June 19, 2022(11:59pm)

Embargoed Locations:

Locations:
  • Madison Avenue between 124th Street and 120th Street
  • 5th Avenue between 125th Street and 124th Street
  • 5th Avenue between 120th Street and 119th Street
  • Mount Morris Park West between 124th Street and 120th Street
  • 124th Street between Madison Avenue and Mount Lenox Avenue
  • 123rd Street between Mount Morris Park West and Lenox Avenue
  • 122nd Street between Mount Morris Park West and Lenox Avenue
  • 121st Street between Mount Morris Park West and Lenox Avenue
  • 121st Street between Madison Avenue and Park Avenue
  • 120th Street between Madison Avenue and Lenox Avenue
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NYC Pridefest

A Special Event Construction Embargo is in effect for NYC Pridefest. 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:

Wednesday, June 22nd (12:01 AM) 2022 – Sunday, June 26th (11:59 PM) 2022

Embargoed Locations:

Locations:

  • 4th Avenue between East 14th Street and Astor Place
  • East 13th Street between Broadway and 3rd Avenue
  • East 12th Street between Broadway and 3rd Avenue
  • East 11th Street between 4th Avenue and 3rd Avenue
  • East 10th Street between Broadway and 3rd Avenue
  • East 9th Street between Broadway and 3rd Avenue
  • East 8th Street between Broadway and 3rd Avenue
  • Astor Place between Lafayette Street and 3rd Avenue
  • Lafayette Street between East 9th Street / Wanamaker Place and Astor Place
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NYC Pride March

A Special Event Construction Embargo is in effect for NYC Pride 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. 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:

Wednesday, June 22nd (12:01 AM) 2022 – Sunday, June 26th (11:59 PM) 2022

Embargoed Locations:

Formation:

  • 5th Avenue between 33rd Street and 25th Street
  • West/East 33rd Street between 6th Avenue and Madison Avenue
  • West/East 32nd Street between 6th Avenue and Madison Avenue
  • West/East 31st Street between 6th Avenue and Madison Avenue
  • West/East 30th Street between 6th Avenue and Madison Avenue
  • West/East 29th Street between 6th Avenue and Madison Avenue
  • West/East 28th Street between 6th Avenue and Madison Avenue
  • West/East 27th Street between 6th Avenue and Madison Avenue
  • West/East 26th Street between 6th Avenue and Madison Avenue
  • West 25th Street between 6th Avenue and 5th Avenue

Route:

  • 5th Avenue between 25th Street and 8th Street
  • West 8th Street between 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • Greenwich Avenue between 6th Avenue and Christopher Street
  • Christopher Street between Greenwich Avenue and 7th Avenue South
  • 7th Avenue between Christopher Street and 16th Street

Dispersal:

  • 7th Avenue between 15th Street and 19th Street
  • 16th Street between 8th Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • 17th Street between 9th Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • 18th Street between 8th Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • 19th Street between 9th Avenue and 7th Avenue

Miscellaneous:

  • Christopher Street between West Street and 7th Avenue South
  • Greenwich Avenue between 6th Avenue and 8th Avenue
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The Real NYC Pride March

A Special Event Construction Embargo is in effect for The Real NYC Pride 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. 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:

Wednesday, June 22nd (12:01 AM) 2022 – Sunday, June 26th (11:59 PM) 2022

Embargoed Locations:

Formation:

  • West 44th Street between 9th Avenue and 10th Avenue

Route:

  • 9th Avenue between West 44th Street and West 15th Street
  • West 14th Street between 9th Avenue and Washington Street
  • Washington Street between West 14th Street and Gansevoort Street

Dispersal:

  • Gansevoort Street between Washington Street and 10th Avenue
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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.

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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.

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