ROUSES POINT, N.Y. – Commercial and oversized vehicles, and vehicles with a trailer in tow, must use an alternate crossing route starting June 6. The temporary diversion is due to construction, and expected to last two weeks.
“Commercial, oversized vehicles and vehicles with something in tow will temporarily not be able to enter the U.S. at Rouses Point border crossing,” said Port Director Paul Mongillo. “Signs will be placed north of the port of entry to assist drivers with a detour route.”
Drivers of commercial vehicles are advised to enter the U.S. at the Champlain port of entry further west by utilizing Route 15.
Oversized vehicles and vehicles with something in tow should use the Overton Corners and Champlain ports of entry. Overton Corners is 1.5 miles away from Rouses Point and is the closest alternative. When approaching Rouses Point from Canada on Quebec 223, travelers can drive west on Montee d’ Odeltown Road, and then south on Quebec 221 to arrive at the Overton Corners port of entry.
CBP will advise when all vehicles may use the Rouses Point border crossing again.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.