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Summer Streets DOT Construction Embargo

Posted on August 3, 2017

A DOT Construction Embargo went into effect Monday, July 31st (12:01 am) through Saturday, August 19th (6:00 pm) in Manhattan. The main embargo is primarily along Park Avenue for twenty days. The event day embargo is more wide reaching with more extensive street closures on the following Saturdays: August 5th, August 12th and August 19th, 2017 from 12:01 am to 6:00 pm.

For a full map of the embargo locations see the map here

During DOT construction embargoes, only emergency work authorized by the Department of Transportation may take place. Any non-emergency DOT permits issued prior to the date of this notice are suspended for the dates and locations indicated. Utility cover openings are restricted unless an emergency authorization number has been obtained from the DOT. Emergency work may be performed if an emergency number is obtained by the permittee pursuant to the provisions of section 2-11 of the Department’s Highway Rules which can be found¬†here.

Summer Streets is an annual event which includes a wide variety of events to promote healthy recreation and sustainable transportation.  All events are free and streets are closed to vehicular traffic.

To learn more see the Summer Streets homepage here


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