NORWALK - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo spoke to Long Island business leaders Tuesday about the possibility of building a tunnel under the Long Island Sound.
The governor says he wants to spend $5 million to study the feasibility of a tunnel under the Sound to either the Bronx, Westchester or Connecticut.
The idea of building a bridge across the Sound was first proposed in 1938. The United States Senate discussed the construction of an 18-mile bridge that would cross from Orient Point to either Connecticut or Rhode Island.
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the idea could help ease congestion on the island and make it easier for commuters who want to avoid traffic in the city.