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New York 800-847-8929-#2 (Road conditions); #3 (Construction updates) http://www2.travelinfony.com/wta/main.asp (Road conditions map) https://www.nysdot.gov/portal/page/portal/transportation-partners/nys-transportation-federation/e-tips (Construction updates) NEW YORK PILOT CAR REGULATIONS When Permit Is Needed Over 8'6" wide, Over 13'6" high, Trailer over 53' long Special Information Needed N/A Times Of Movement Mon.-Fri. 1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset; OD/OW moves less than 12’ wide & 85’ long & can maintain traffic flow speed are allowed to move until noo Sat. Night travel will be required on Long Island for mobiles, modular sections, & office trailers wider than 12' Continuous travel may be obtained when the vehicle does not exceed legal dimensions and does not go over 125% of legal weight May travel on Sat. until noon, if not over 12' wide or 72' long (85’ on approved routes) No Sunday travel Travel prohibited on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and from noon the day preceding Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving & Christmas. The day preceding the above holidays only refers to normal woking days, that is M-F. When Pilot/Escort Vehicle is Required http://www.dot.state.ny.us/traffic/oper/files/escort.pdf http://www.dot.state.ny.us/nypermits/files/special_haul/perm87.pdf On 2-lane highways: 1 front pilot (w/height pole)- if over 12' wide, 80' or more long, overhang over 10' long, height over 14' 4 pilots (2 front & 1 rear + police) when 16' and over wide or 140' or more long. 3 pilots (2 front & 1 rear) -100' & over long 1 front pilot (w/height pole) + police-height 16' & over Over 200,000 lbs- police escort On 4 lanes or more: 1 rear pilot- if over 12' wide or 80' or more long, or overhang over 10', or if vehicle is slow moving or speed restrictions are required. 4 pilots (2 front & 1 rear + police)-18' wide & over, or 200' or more long. 1 front pilot-if over 14' high (w/height pole). 1 front + police-16' high & over Requirements for Pilot/Escort Vehicle General: 1997 or newer vehicle must have 100” wheelbase min. unless utility vehicle Signs: “OVERSIZE LOAD” sign at least 5’ x 12” mounted on front & rear or top Lights: Flashing/strobe single unit warning light bar (min. 4 lights) on roof; min. 43”/max. 52” long; min. 4”/max. 8” high. If flashing lights: min. 2-95 & 2-150 FPM rotators w/ mirrors(reflective both sides) placed diagonally between lights; 360 degree visibility from 1000’; amber dome cover Flags: Additional equipment: state mandated insignia (one on each side of vehicle); 2-way radio; cell phone; 3 emergency triangles and/or flares; 3 emergency flares (for night moves); fluorescent vest w/ certified escort insignia on left chest of vest; stop paddle; 3 18” square red/fluorescent orange flags on staffs (1 must be weighted); fire extinguisher class BC or larger; height pole Requirements for Pilot/Escort Vehicle Operator Must be certified by NY no matter where they live. FYI: (518)457-1155/(800)783-1685 or refer to NY Certification Manual. List of NYDMV testing llocations call (518)486-9748