NY Gov. Cuomo expands opening of Battery Tunnel
11/13/2012 3:39:17 PM - AP News
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he is expanding the opening of the former Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel, flooded by Superstorm Sandy and one of New York City's last clogged thoroughfares.Cuomo on Tuesday announced the first phase of the eventual opening to all traffic. Currently, only buses are using the tunnel on one lane.The commuter tunnel is a major automotive link in the region. It connects Brooklyn to Manhattan under the mouth of the East River. In tandem with the Holland Tunnel, which reopened a week ago, it is a link in shepherding traffic to and from New Jersey.The link was recently renamed the Hugh L. Carey Tunnel.