Bay Parkway

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Bethpage State Parkway

Heckscher State Parkway

Loop Parkway

Meadowbrook State Parkway

Northern State Parkway

Ocean Parkway

Sagtikos State Parkway

Southern State Parkway

Sunken Meadow State Parkway

Wantagh State Parkway

PARKWAY Q & A

"Can I drive my truck on the parkway?"

This is one of the most frequently asked questions at nycroads.com. The guide below should help you determine if you can use your pickup, van or other truck on Long Island's parkway system.

Pickup trucks and vans are permitted on controlled-access parkways under the following conditions:

  • They must have passenger car plates.
  • They must be used only for non-commercial purposes.
  • They must have an empty (unladen) weight of 5,500 pounds or less.

All trucks are permitted on the following parkways south of Merrick Road / Montauk Highway (NY 27A) for local deliveries only:

  • Bay Parkway
  • Heckscher State (Southern State) Parkway
  • Loop Parkway
  • Meadowbrook State Parkway
  • Ocean Parkway
  • Robert Moses Causeway
  • Wantagh State Parkway

All other trucks that do not meet the conditions above are not permitted on controlled-access parkways. This restriction includes moving vans, trucks and trailers.

All vehicles (including passenger cars) with trailers or cargo carried on the roof are not permitted on parkways in New York State.

Vehicles with "combination" plates from other states are not permitted on parkways in New York State.

Current conditions provided by Traffic.com and Metro Commute. Route shields by Ralph Herman. Exit lists provided by Steve Anderson.

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