The Boring Company Wins Approval for 2 Additional Las Vegas Tunnels

by Eva Fox August 06, 2020

The Boring Company Wins Approval for 2 Additional Las Vegas Tunnels

Featured image: The Boring Company

The Boring Co. continues its development in Las Vegas. Clark County authorities unanimously approved projects on Wednesday for two additional tunnels connecting hotels with the Las Vegas Convention Center. This gives the company access to the expansion of the first commercial underground transportation system.

The Las Vegas Convention Center continues to expand, including the underground transportation system provided by The Boring Co. In mid-May, the company completed the excavation--or the "boring"--of the second tunnel, marking the end of the first phase of the project. The Clark County Commission endorsement is one of the latest advancements in the proposed expansion of the Boring Co. project, according to BNN Bloomberg.

The Resorts World hotel, which connects to the Loop, expects construction to begin by the end of 2020, said Scott Sibella, president of Resorts World Las Vegas.

In addition, according to Elon Musk, Boring Co. will also drill a tunnel to the airport. Airport officials have held preliminary talks with Boring Co. in recent weeks, said Chris Jones, a spokesman for McCarran International Airport.

The remaining procedural steps for the expansion include building permits and a license and maintenance agreement from a county department, per a Clark County spokesman.

In the near future, The Boring Co. may proceed with even more significant expansion, and drill a tunnel between Las Vegas and Los Angeles. The sample image, from the company's website, indicates that expansion towards Los Angeles is planned.

Source: The Boring Company

Recently, pictures of the Boring Co. machine along with large tents set up in the middle of the desert in Adelanto, California, appeared on the Internet. The company also employs qualified and experienced operators at its Adelanto location.

Musk hopes that Boring's people-moving technology will help revolutionize urban transport in an increasingly crowded world--empowering people to move long distances quickly. The company appears to be acting according to plan and is continuing to expand with confidence.

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