The Boring Company will undertake the construction of a tunnel in the center of Las VegasMarch 10, 2019
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, which promotes Las Vegas as a tourist center in the state of Nevada, recommended The Boring Company to create an underground tunnel that would be used to transport people around the world’s largest conference center in Winchester (LVCC).
According to the plan, a loop shaped tunnel will connect the most visited places in Las Vegas: the seven-kilometer part of Las Vegas Boulevard called the Strip, McCarran International Airport and the Las Vegas Stadium. The Boring Company believes that the tunnel can be built within a year, which is in line with the expansion plans of the LVCC. That is, theoretically, a new transport system will be able to transport passengers during the CES consumer electronics exhibition in 2021. According to experts, the project will cost from 35 to 55 million dollars, although the exact cost will be known only after the conclusion of the contract and approval of the work plan. Negotiations should take place in June of this year.
LVCC is the venue for many events in the city. There were concerts, basketball matches and boxing fights, as well as countless exhibitions, the most visited of which is CES. Over the course of several decades, the conference center has gradually expanded, so the construction of the tunnel in some sense will relieve the load on the existing transport interchange in the area: a monorail, buses, taxis and other transport.
For The Boring Company, this project is very important, given the recent failures of the company. Not so long ago, she was faced with protests by Westside activists and refused to build a tunnel near Los Angeles. The Chicago project also did not receive adequate support. Building a tunnel in Las Vegas would be a big victory for Musk in promoting a new transportation system. But here he can be prevented by taxi drivers who at one time successfully opposed the development of a monorail.
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