May 30, 2016
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at Rouses Point, N.Y. announced that commercial and oversized vehicles, and vehicles with a trailer in tow, will have to 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 highway 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.