No to Westchester – Long Island Tunnel


The late developer Vince Polimeni proposed a $10-billion, 16-mile tunnel from Oyster Bay Town to Rye several years ago. The Cuomo administration revived a similar idea, and abandoned it this week. Photo Credit: Polimeni International

A decades-old idea to blast a tunnel under the Long island Sound to connect Rye to the North Shore of Long Island is no longer in play by the Cuomo administration. Astate-funded study found the project would havecost up to $55 billion to construct.

“After a careful review of a variety of considerations pertaining to the project, NYSDOT has decided not to move forward with it at this time,” says Paul Karas, the state’s acting transportation commissioner.

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