NY governor proposes study on CT to LI tunnel

New York's governor wants to study the feasibility of constructing an automobile tunnel between Connecticut and Long Island. It is one of several transportation proposals

The billion-dollar plan includes adding a third LIRR track in Nassau County.

The billion-dollar plan includes adding a third LIRR track in Nassau County. (1/5/16)

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.

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.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

The collision happened on the 2000 block of 1 Bridgeport man struck by 2 cars
Surveillance video from a nearby store captured Terryanne 2 Video captures woman being hit by truck in Stamford
New Canaan police say a person cleaning the 3 Police checking if mortar shell found in home is live explosive
Greenwich town officials on Wednesday responded to residents 5 Greenwich residents up in arms over school plan to cut trees

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Focus on Connecticut Focus on Connecticut

Features local, state and federal officials discussing the issues around southwestern Connecticut.

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut. Our Lives

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut.

Each week News 12 Connecticut introduces you to Hometown Hero

News 12 highlights people who give to the community.

We spotlight a local team each week. Connecticut Team of the Week

Each week News 12 Connecticut highlights a team from a local school.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE