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Old 04-29-2018, 08:47 AM
 
Location: under the beautiful Carolina blue
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There is no way in hell I would feel safe in a 20 or 30 mile long hamster tube at the bottom of the sound and filled with tri-state drivers.
For a number of reasons.
Yes, there's that, also. I would never do it. Midtown Tunnel, Holland Tunnel, Baltimore Tunnel, those are quite long enough for me!
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Old 04-29-2018, 11:16 AM
Status: "Rough start to 2021 I was hoping it would be better" (set 25 days ago)
 
Location: Where my bills arrive
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Would it really be a tunnel the whole way or a bridge/tunnel combo like the Chesapeake Bay bridge/tunnels?
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Old 04-29-2018, 11:29 AM
 
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Would it really be a tunnel the whole way or a bridge/tunnel combo like the Chesapeake Bay bridge/tunnels?
One current option is tunnel to the Sound, and then bridge over the Sound. Apparently bridges are cheaper to build than tunnels (but much more intrusive) so that would cut the cost.

There is also the pure tunnel option. From various optional LI locales, to various optional locales. Cuomo seems to be favoring the pure tunnel options.

Norway has a 15-mile car tunnel (opened in 2000), we don't have anything over 3 miles here in the US: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lærdal_Tunnel
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Old 04-29-2018, 12:40 PM
 
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The tunnel will create jobs I won't deny that. But anybody who thinks that this tunnel with make traffic better doesn't know what they are talking about. It will do the exact opposite. Lets say there is a problem on the New England thruway. All of those cars and trucks will pour onto our already overburdened highways to get to the city or Jersey. Also, there is extremely limited north/south highway capacity in Nassau and Queens. That will make the Van Wyck, the cross island and route 135 a living nightmare. Not to mention the Long Island expressway is the only limited access east / west truck route on the island. You are going to have trucks using local streets to avoid it. It will just be a mess. I'm not worried though as in this case thankfully the NIMBY's always get their way on long island this will never happen.
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Old 04-29-2018, 01:15 PM
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Location: Hiding from dumb people
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The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.
Or the one.
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Old 04-29-2018, 02:31 PM
 
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The tunnel will create jobs I won't deny that. But anybody who thinks that this tunnel with make traffic better doesn't know what they are talking about. It will do the exact opposite. Lets say there is a problem on the New England thruway. All of those cars and trucks will pour onto our already overburdened highways to get to the city or Jersey. Also, there is extremely limited north/south highway capacity in Nassau and Queens. That will make the Van Wyck, the cross island and route 135 a living nightmare. Not to mention the Long Island expressway is the only limited access east / west truck route on the island. You are going to have trucks using local streets to avoid it. It will just be a mess. I'm not worried though as in this case thankfully the NIMBY's always get their way on long island this will never happen.
yup. and trucks from new england making deliveries to queens and brooklyn will use the new shortcut to avoid the new england thruway.
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Old 04-29-2018, 06:23 PM
 
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A bridge is already in the works in Suffolk county.
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Old 04-29-2018, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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I am still sticking with the ferry. I go to CT maybe once a year.
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Old 04-29-2018, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Tierra del Encanto
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The needs of the nimbies outweigh the needs of the many.
Or the one.
There, fixed it for you.
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Old 04-30-2018, 07:09 AM
 
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A bridge is already in the works in Suffolk county.
What drugs are you taking?
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