Traffic Restrictions

Vehicular and Truck Restrictions
Motorized vehicles only (pedestrians & bicycles may use pedestrian path).
  Upper Level Lower Level
Truck Restrictions Permitted-trucks must use upper level Prohibited
Hazardous Materials Permitted, as regulated by the Red Book Prohibited
Time of Day Restrictions E-ZPass only: Palisades Interstate Pkwy
Sun-Thu 11 p.m. through 6 a.m. (next day)
Fri & Sat 11 p.m. through 7 a.m.(next day)
E-ZPass only-no cash overnight
Sun-Thu 11 p.m. through 6 a.m. (next day)
Fri & Sat 11 p.m. through 7 a.m.(next day)
Size Restrictions Height: 13 feet, 6 inches*
Width: 8 feet, 6 inches (102")
Height: 13 feet, 6 inches
Width: 8 feet, 6 inches (102")
Road Restrictions No trucks permitted on the Palisades Interstate Parkway in NJ or Henry Hudson Parkway in NY.

* Beginning July 27, 2018, the ramp connecting the eastbound upper level of the George Washington Bridge to West 178th Street will be closed for up to twelve months for deck replacement. Trucks over 13' 6" are not permitted access to the
George Washington Bridge during this time. For more information on the Rehabilitation of 178th Street and 179th Street Ramps project, visit

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

If you would like to know more about restrictions on the George Washington Bridge, 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 across the George Washington Bridge. Contact the 24-hour Communications Desk at (201) 346-4100 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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