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Old 08-17-2009, 09:00 AM
 
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I moved here a year ago, and I seem to remember that while the mapquest directions said to take the Lincoln Tunnel into Manhattan, they wouldn't let me do so. I'm moving from Long Island City, and the mapquest directions are telling me to take the Midtown tunnel into Manhattan, and then the Lincoln Tunnel into New Jersey before heading on my way. Can I do this? If not, can someone tell me the correct way?
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Old 08-17-2009, 09:31 AM
 
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I would actually take the RFK (Triborough) Bridge and then take The Deegan (I-87) to the George Washington Bridge (upper level for trucks) to avoid any potential issue at the Lincoln Tunnel.

Here's information from NYC DOT about truck routes in the city: NYC Truck and Motorvehicle Commercial Homepage
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Old 08-17-2009, 09:42 AM
 
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Yup, don't do the tunnels, take bridges - I would also do Triboro->Deegan->GWB
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Old 08-17-2009, 09:56 AM
 
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Can I just take 278 all the way to I-95? Is 278 the Tribourough/RFK bridge? I'm not seeing anything else on the map (I-87/Deegan, etc.). I'm ulimately trying to get to I-95 and head South toward Texas, and at least according to the map I'm looking at, 278 takes me all the way there.

I see that taking 278 NORTH from Long Island City seems to be what you guys are talking about. I was looking at taking it SOUTH, through Queens, then Brooklyn, then crossing the East river into Staten Island, and then crossing over into New Jersey until I hit I-95 South. The map makes this look possible all on 278 until I get to I-95. Is that correct?

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Old 08-17-2009, 10:44 AM
 
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Can I just take 278 all the way to I-95? Is 278 the Tribourough/RFK bridge? I'm not seeing anything else on the map (I-87/Deegan, etc.). I'm ulimately trying to get to I-95 and head South toward Texas, and at least according to the map I'm looking at, 278 takes me all the way there.

I see that taking 278 NORTH from Long Island City seems to be what you guys are talking about. I was looking at taking it SOUTH, through Queens, then Brooklyn, then crossing the East river into Staten Island, and then crossing over into New Jersey until I hit I-95 South. The map makes this look possible all on 278 until I get to I-95. Is that correct?
Mapquest has to be the worst online mapping source, why do people still quote it like if it was the bible.

278 becomes the Bruckner Expressway in the Bronx. You can go south through Queens but it will take a lot longer. If you take the Goethals Bridge(278) into NJ, you will be at Exit 13 on I-95, if you take the Outer bridge Crossing(440) you will be at exit 10.

What size truck are you driving?
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Old 08-17-2009, 10:51 AM
 
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I'm driving a 16 foot Penske truck. I need to get to I-78. It looks like if I take 278 South through Queens and Brooklyn and cross over into Staten Island and then New Jersey, I'd have to take I-95 South for a little bit and then get onto 287 heading west to eventually hit I-78. Do you think it will be faster if I just head NORTH on 278 and do the RFK-->Deggan/Hwy87? That takes me to I-95, and then puts me right on I-78 West just 6 miles from there. So which way is faster given that I need to get on I-78 West (and then I-81 South after that)? Starting out going North on 278 from LIC and doing the RFK/Deggan route advised above? Or taking 278 South through Queens, Brooklyn, crossing over into Staten Island and then Jersey, taking I-95 South to I-287, and then finally hitting I-78?
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Old 08-17-2009, 01:03 PM
 
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I think going North and getting onto I-95 via the GWB will be quicker.
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Old 08-17-2009, 01:09 PM
 
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The GWB should get you there faster than going across SI, though it's not a huge time difference. It might be a difference of ten or fifteen minutes, but if there's a Yankee game when you are leaving, the traffic on the Deegan can be very slow approaching the bridge.
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Old 08-17-2009, 01:13 PM
 
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How about taking the Midtown Tunnel into Manhattan, and then the Holland Tunnel into New Jersey? That map you provided about (truck routes) seems to indicate that my moving truck would be allowed on both. We're leaving Saturday morning around 10 am.
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Old 08-17-2009, 01:24 PM
 
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That should work since you are traveling westbound, since trucks are allowed to go to NJ through the Holland.
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