2.1 The Goal of Advance Notice and Coordination

Advance notice and coordination of planned street work is one of the most effective tools for reducing the number of street excavations on newly resurfaced or reconstructed streets. With advance notice of proposed excavation work, NYC DOT can sequence the timing of the large number of roadway and utility works being undertaken across the city. Similarly, the sooner a potential street excavator knows about NYC DOT's intent to work in a particular location, the better it can make arrangements to avoid or reduce potential conflicts.

New York City streets include a complex mix of assets such as electric, gas, telephone, cable, water, sewer and steam lines, requiring coordination among the different asset owners when street work is performed.