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Old 09-25-2020, 11:32 AM
 
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Oyster Bay to Rye is 6.1 miles.

That tunnel is nearly 17 miles. It’s estimated to cost nearly $2 billion over 7-8 years.

I have to bet that a NY tunnel would cost a multiple of that for less tunnel, and probably take 2x as long.
Well that's another thread. But at least if the project ever came to fruition, the Feds would have to be a part of it. I-995 has a nice ring to it.
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Old 09-25-2020, 12:03 PM
 
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Well that's another thread. But at least if the project ever came to fruition, the Feds would have to be a part of it. I-995 has a nice ring to it.

Which if it hasn't by now, it never will.
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Old 09-25-2020, 01:07 PM
 
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Which if it hasn't by now, it never will.
The time to push it through would have been 50 years ago. NIMBYs won’t allow it today.
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Old 09-28-2020, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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Ask Norway for help

Underwater tunnel
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A drive from Trondheim in the north to the southern city of Kristiansand takes a painful 21 hours and requires seven ferry crossings. Now, Norway hopes to cut this drive down to 11 hours by building bridges and tunnels to help travelers across the fjords.
Google Maps shows 10 hours right now without the tunnel...
https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Kris...63.4305149!3e0
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Old 09-28-2020, 05:58 PM
 
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Google Maps shows 10 hours right now without the tunnel...
https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Kris...63.4305149!3e0
That might not include waiting for ferries...
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Old 09-29-2020, 12:21 PM
 
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I thought of this years ago. Just bore under the north shore. No one will care. Put utility ventilation access at the MTA yard in Oyster Bay.

I also thought of making it a rail tunnel, tying into a project for a new major airport where Republic is now, replacing all the cemeteries.

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North Shore money will never allow it. Perfect solution is a tunnel to the 135. Great for LI economy and would relieve traffic and you can avoid entering NYC to exit LI.
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Old 09-29-2020, 01:46 PM
 
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The more you describe the changes needed the more this will never happen, what about the other side is there any desire for this connection beyond a handful of advocates?
Agreed, just saying that if it were to go ahead, there's been too much development on the land that was originally projected for a 135 extension to the water. 100's of homes in the 750K-3 million range, even half a private school to claim via eminent domain. Sagtikos is state owned land from the LIE to the water.

That said, if Cuomo ever managed to push this through there's no doubt he'll select the most expensive way imaginable (so 135 it is).
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Old 09-29-2020, 02:03 PM
 
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I thought of this years ago. Just bore under the north shore. No one will care. Put utility ventilation access at the MTA yard in Oyster Bay.

I also thought of making it a rail tunnel, tying into a project for a new major airport where Republic is now, replacing all the cemeteries.

Here you go. You can start soon.





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Old 09-29-2020, 02:08 PM
 
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Agreed, just saying that if it were to go ahead, there's been too much development on the land that was originally projected for a 135 extension to the water. 100's of homes in the 750K-3 million range, even half a private school to claim via eminent domain. Sagtikos is state owned land from the LIE to the water.

That said, if Cuomo ever managed to push this through there's no doubt he'll select the most expensive way imaginable (so 135 it is).

If he ever did push it through, it would be the fight of his life. Too many would be fighting NIMBY.
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Old 09-29-2020, 02:27 PM
 
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This would work much better



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Here you go. You can start soon.




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