Congressman Lee Zeldin Expresses Concern Over Cross Sound Enhancement Project
Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, C - NY-1), sent a letter to Howie Mann from the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council (NYMTC) earlier this month, requesting the Cross Sound Enhancement Project be removed as a part of the NYMTC Regional Freight Plan.
In the letter, Zeldin expressed his concern on the plan which would move 3,000 trucks from I-95 in Connecticut to the North Fork.
He claims that he strongly believes that the North Fork of Long Island is not equipped to handle that proposed truck traffic, according to a press release from Zeldin’s office.
In his letter, Zeldin states that he believes the local road systems will not be able to accommodate the additional trucks that travel the 30 miles of rural road between Orient Point and the entrance of I-495.
He also believes the additional trucks driving along Route 25, which is a two lane rural route with a designated bicycle route, will create a safety concern for the pedestrians riding in the Towns of Southold and Riverhead, especially during the summer months.
“The North Fork is not designated to support the diversion of I-95 corridor traffic and I will work hard to prevent this scheme from unfolding to the detriment of my constituents,” Zeldin writes in the letter.