Parkway Permits


Letter of Request

Permits for entry upon and use of the parkways by vehicles normally excluded therefrom may be issued by the Office of the State Traffic Administration when, in its opinion, the interests of public necessity are served thereby. Such permits shall be in writing and shall specify the period of validity of such permit, the parkway or portion thereof and the identity of the vehicle concerned.  A copy of the permit shall be carried in the vehicle.

The following are prohibited from entry upon and use of the highway right-of-way of those limited access state highways designated as parkways:

(a) commercial motor vehicles;

(b) trailers; of any kind

(c) all towed vehicles except as provided in Section 14-298-240;

(d) buses;

(e) hearses when part of a procession or cortege;

(f) vehicles bearing other than passenger, camper, taxicab, vanpool or hearse registrations and those vehicles bearing combination registrations which have a gross weight in excess of seventy-five hundred pounds;

(g) vehicles whose dimensions, including any load, exceed one of the following:

       length – twenty-four feet
       width - seven feet, six inches
       height – eight feet

Permits may be requested by writing to: Executive Director, Office of the State Traffic Administration at 2800 Berlin Turnpike, P.O. Drawer 317546, Newington, CT 06131-7546.

As a minimum, the following information should be included:

(a) Name of person, organization or firm requesting permit;

(b) type of vehicle to include size, height, weight and registration number;

(c) section of parkway, i.e. between exit 29 and exit 35, to be used;

(d) reason for requesting exemption.

For further information, please contact:
Office of the State Traffic Administration
Phone: (860) 594-3020
Fax: (860) 594-2552