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MTA Completes Tunnel For East Side Access Project

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There's a light at the end of the MTA's new tunnel between Manhattan and Queens.

On Thursday, workers finished excavating a continuous tunnel from Sunnyside to a cavern 12 stories under Grand Central Terminal.

They say this will be a new path for LIRR trains as part of the MTA's East Side Access project.

It's actually the largest infrastructure project in the country.

The milestone is a bright spot for the project, which the MTA says was pushed back several times and has gone 30 percent over budget.

Overall, the project is expected to cost nearly $8.5 billion.

Completion is scheduled for 2019.

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