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DOT's Holiday Construction Embargo for 2022

The 2022 special Holiday Construction Embargo will take place from Tuesday, November 15, 2022 to Monday, January 2, 2022 from 6 AM to 11:59 PM.

According to the 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 submitting permit applications for work during the holiday embargo period is Monday, October 31, 2022. Beginning November 1st, online permit applications submission for work on affected streets will be disabled.

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 2022 DOT Special Holiday Construction Embargo, please send us a message.

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