There are no escorts performed Monday through Friday between 7:30 AM and 9 AM or 2 PM and 4 PM due to school bus detail.
Escorts are necessary for any vehicle longer that 40ft, wide loads, large construction vehicles, and any vehicle that cannot hold a single lane when utilizing the ramp.
The driver of the vehicle is to call the PSD desk at 212-832-4545 when approaching the Roosevelt Island Bridge. He/she will be instructed to proceed to the safety zone at the top of the ramp and wait there until a PSD vehicle arrives to escort them safely down the ramp.
Drivers should keep in mind that if there is an emergency they will be asked to patiently wait and will be assisted as soon as possible. Under no circumstance should a driver attempt to proceed down the ramp without a PSD escort. Failure to adhere to the escort procedure will result in the driver being summonsed.