Amendment relating to Queens truck routes

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Comment By: 
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Download Copy of Proposed Rule (.pdf): 



Statement of Basis and Purpose


Pursuant to §§ 1043 and 2903 (a) of the New York City Charter, the Commissioner of Transportation is authorized to promulgate rules regarding the conduct of vehicular and pedestrian traffic in the streets, squares, avenues, highways and parkways of the City as may be necessary.




Based upon recommendations from a truck study conducted in 2007 and a Maspeth Bypass Study which included truck origin and destination data, community meetings and local business and trucking industry requests for truck route changes, the Department of Transportation proposes to amend provisions of Title 34, Section 4-13 of the Rules of the City of New York in order to establish a more consistent designation of truck routes in the Borough of Queens. Specifically, the proposed rule:


  • Changes the designation of: 55th Drive, 56th Terrace, Flushing Avenue, Fresh Pond Road, Grand Avenue, Maspeth Avenue, and Page Place to Local Truck Routes.


  • Dedesignates parts of Flushing Avenue, Fresh Pond Road and Grand Avenue as Local Truck Routes.



Public Hearing

Opportunity to comment on proposed New York City Department of Transportation rules relating to truck routes.

Public Hearing Date: 
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 3:00pm

Dalila Hall
NYCDOT Queens Borough Commissioner
120-55 Queens Boulevard, 2nd Floor
Kew Gardens, NY 11424
T: 212-839-2510

Queens Borough Hall
120-55 Queens Boulevard Room 213, Part 2
Kew Gardens, NY 11424