Amendment relating to Queens truck routes
Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments
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.