Traffic Restrictions

Vehicular and Truck Restrictions
No trucks permitted in the center tube. Motorized vehicles only.
Hazardous Materials Prohibited. Exceptions listed in the Red Book.
Height Limit 13 feet
Width Limit 8 feet, 6 inches (102")
Time of Day Restrictions Weekdays, 4 p.m. until 7 p.m.
No right turns permitted (except for buses) from 9th Avenue at West 41st Street, and no left turns permitted (except for buses) from 10th Avenue at West 41st Street

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

If you would like to know more about restrictions on the Lincoln 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 Lincoln Tunnel. Contact the 24-hour Communications Desk at (201) 617-8115 to do so.

Please visit 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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