NYCDOT Holiday Construction Embargo

By Wayne Sheppard

NYCDOT has issued the details of the 2016 Holiday Construction Embargo.  The embargo will be in place on Friday, November 18, 2016 from 6:00 AM to 11:59 PM; and again, from Monday, November 21, 2016, 6:00 AM through Monday, January 2, 2017, 11:59 PM.

All roadway and sidewalk construction activities will be restricted during the embargo times for the streets listed on the NYCDOT’s website. Projects within the embargo areas may experience delays due to restricted access.

A licensed contractor may file for a special waiver from the NYCDOT Office of Construction Mitigation and Coordination. Waiver requests must be filed between October 7, 2016 and November 11, 2016 either online via the NYC Streets Pre-Approvals menu or in the Permit Office.  Waiver requests should only be submitted for critical reasons for a specific project.