New York State Department of Transportation

ATTENTION: Commercial Vehicle Drivers

No Commercial Vehicles, No Tractor Trailers on New York State's Parkways! It's the law!


When New York State's picturesque state parkway system was built early in the twentieth century it was designed for automobiles. Low stone bridges on the parkway system have posted vertical clearances as low as 6' 11". Commercial vehicles often hit and get stuck under these low bridges causing serious accidents and long delays while they are being removed.


Disobeying this regulation and entering a parkway while driving a commercial vehicle results in:

  • Fines and/or points on your drivers license;

  • Possible physical injury to you or other drivers;

  • Damage to your vehicle;

  • Damage to a bridge, signs or guide rail;

  • Towing fees in excess of $10,000 for tractor trailers; and

  • Reimbursement costs to the state for bridge repair.


If you have any questions or concerns about which state routes are designated for commercial vehicles, including trucks, tractor trailers and buses, please contact one of the following New York State Department of Transportation offices for assistance:

Long Island

In Nassau and Suffolk counties

New York State Office Building
250 Veteran's Memorial Highway
Hauppauge, NY 11788
(631) 952-6022

New York City

In Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island

47-40 21st Street
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718) 482-4526

Hudson Valley

In Columbia, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland and Westchester counties

4 Burnett Boulevard
Poughkeepsie, NY 12063
(845) 575-6040

For more information visit us on the Web:


Hudson Valley (Dutchess, Coumbia, Orange, Putnam, Rockland and Westchester counties):
- Bear Mountain Parkway (Westchester County)
- Bronx River Parkway (Westchester County)
- Cross County Parkway (Westchester County)
- Hutchinson River Parkway (Westchester County)
- Long Mountain Parkway (Orange County)
- Lake Welch Parkway (Rockland County)
- Palisades Interstate Parkway (Bergen (New Jersey), Orange and Rockland counties)
- Sprain Brook Parkway (Westchester County)
- Saw Mill River Parkway (Westchester County)
- Taconic State Parkway (Columbia, Dutchess, Putnam and Westchester counties)

New York City
- Belt Parkway (Queens and Brooklyn)
- Bronx River Parkway (The Bronx)
- Cross Island Parkway (Queens)
- Grand Central Parkway (Queens)
- Henry Hudson Parkway (Manhattan and The Bronx)
- Franklin D. Roosevelt Drive (Manhattan)
- Harlem River Drive (Manhattan)
- Hutchinson River Parkway (The Bronx)
- Jackie Robinson Parkway (Queens and Brooklyn)
- Korean War Veteran's Parkway (Staten Island)
- Mosholu Parkway (The Bronx)
- Pelham Parkway (The Bronx)

Long Island
- Bethpage State Parkway (Nassau County)
- Heckscher Parkway (Suffolk County)
- Loop Parkway (Nassau County)
- Meadowbrook State Parkway (Nassau County)
- Northern State Parkway (Nassau and Suffolk counties)
- Ocean Parkway (Nassau and Suffolk counties)
- Robert Moses Causeway (Suffolk County)
- Sagtikos Parkway (Suffolk County)
- Sunken Meadow Parkway (Suffolk County)
- Southern State Parkway (Nassau and Suffolk counties)
- Wantagh State Parkway (Nassau County)

Truck Drivers: Don’t let this happen to you.

Commercial Vehicles, Trucks and Tractor Trailersare NOT ALLOWED on New York State Parkways.


Be Prepared for your Trip.

Photo: Kim Scarborough

No Commercial Vehicles, Trucks, or Tractor Trailers are Permitted on these Downstate New York Parkways

Click map to enlarge

Click map to enlarge


Obey the Signs!

No Commercial Vehicles, Trucks, or Tractor Trailers are Permitted on New York State’s Parkways. Commercial Vehicles must look for and obey these signs:

These signs mean “No Trucks.” They are typically located at the entrance ramp for parkways or are attached to guide signs indicating roadways where trucks, trailers and tractor trailers are not permitted.

This sign prohibits all vehicles above 6’11” in height from entering a roadway where it is posted.

When a bridge has an overhead clearance less than 14 feet, this sign is posted on the bridge indicating the legal overhead clearance of the bridge or elevated structure.

This sign is used to warn drivers in advance of bridges and overhead structures posted with low clearance.


Note: DO NOT rely solely on GPS units or online mapping services. They may incorrectly route you onto a parkway. Always obey posted signage.

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