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DOT's Holiday Construction Embargo for 2020

The 2020 special Holiday Construction Embargo will take place from Tuesday, November 24 to Sunday, December 27, 2020 from 6 AM to 11:59 PM.

According to a recently issued DOT memo, the DOT's Office of Construction Mitigation and Coordination (OCMC)  will restrict roadway and sidewalk construction activities during the embargo period on selected streets.

A map of the 2020 affected areas can be viewed on the NYCDOT's website. 

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The deadline for obtaining a Holiday Embargo Waiver was October 31, 2020. Any new permits or permits requiring renewal from 11/24/20 thru 12/27/20 must have a waiver issued by said date. 

The opening of utility access covers is prohibited on any of the streets noted below between the hours of 6:00 AM and midnight except in cases of emergency where the utility or contractor must first obtain an Emergency Authorization Number as required by section 2-07 of the Department’s Highway Rules. The planned opening of utility access covers may occur during the hours of 12:01AM and 5:59AM where no authorization number is required.

If you would have any questions related to construction work impacted by the 2020 DOT Special Holiday Construction Embargo, please send us a message.

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