Traffic Restrictions

Vehicular and Truck Restrictions
Motorized vehicles only.
Commercial Vehicles
  • Commercial vehicles in classes 4, 5 and 6 (four-, five- and six-axle trucks) are prohibited from using the Holland Tunnel. Please use the Lincoln Tunnel or George Washington Bridge instead.
  • Commercial vehicles in classes 1, 2 and 3 (two- and three-axle single-unit trucks) may use the Holland Tunnel in either direction.
  • Tractor-trailers and trucks in classes 4, 5 and 6 (four-, five- and six-axle trucks) are prohibited from using the tunnel in either direction at all times.
  • Trailers and towed vehicles are prohibited from using the tunnel in either direction at all times.
Hazardous Materials Prohibited. Rare exceptions listed in the Red Book.
Height Limit 12 feet, 6 inches
Width Limit 8 feet (six inches smaller than the standard)
Time of Day Restrictions None

Commercial vehicle operators should visit our Truckers' Resources pages for further information.

If you would like to know more about restrictions on the Holland Tunnel, and especially if you are transporting oversize or potentially dangerous cargo, review the following documents before making your trip:

Traffic Rules and Regulations (the "Green Book").

Hazardous Materials Transportation Regulations at Tunnel and Bridge Facilities (the "Red Book").

You must make special arrangements to transport oversize cargo or to lead a convoy through the Holland Tunnel. Contact the 24-hour Communications Desk at (201) 360-5000 to do so.

Please visit the New York City Department of Transportation Web site for information on restrictions for oversize and over-dimensional vehicles traveling into New York City.

Violators are subject to summons and/or fine.


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