• Boring Company completes ambitious underground tunnel

    Date:18 May 2020 Author: Kyro Mitchell

    Construction is finally complete on the second of two vehicular tunnels that make up Elon Musk’s innovative underground transportation system located beneath the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) campus.

    The Boring machine broke through the concrete wall near the 1.4 million square foot West Hall convention center expansion, which is currently more than 80 percent complete, signaling the completion of excavation for the two one-way tunnels known as the Convention Center Loop.

    This achievement is the first commercial endeavor for Musk’s company, The Boring company. The $52.5 million project will allow convention attendees to be whisked across the 200-acre campus in under two minutes, free of charge, in all-electric Tesla vehicles. Construction is already underway on all three passenger stations in the system.

    Construction on the project has moved swiftly. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) moved from board approval to completing the excavation of both tunnels (two 1371,6 meter long journeys) in less than one year.

    According to Steve Hill, LVCVA CEO and president “This milestone not only helps usher in the future of transportation in Las Vegas, but it signals the destination’s ability to push through during trying times and continue to meet the evolving needs of our visitors.”

    Take a look at what its like to actually travel through one of the Boring companies tunnels below.

    Image: Twitter/ The Boring Company

     

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