New York Adding Over-height Warning Technology To Long Island Parkways

(Last Updated On: December 11, 2017)


New York State is installing new technology to help stop over-height vehicles from entering Long Island parkways in order to prevent dangerous bridge strikes on low parkway overpasses.

Detectors at the top of a ramp will relay an invisible beam that is set at a specific bridge clearance height for the area. An over-height vehicle entering would break the beam, triggering a warning message on a full color message sign. The warning will indicate the vehicle is over height and alerts the driver of impending bridge strikes ahead.

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