Elon Musk has updated the status of The Boring Company’s Las Vegas tunnel project in the way he knows best, via his Twitter account.
Boring Co tunnel in Vegas is only a few months from being operational— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 28, 2020
“Boring Co tunnel in Vegas is only a few months from being operational,” he said in a tweet.
What all started as a joke and acknowledging that it may fail two years ago, now the company is almost done wrapping up its first major project to date.
The $52.5 million worth project in the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) was kicked off last October 2019, as Joey Klender of Teslarati reports, and with just four months after it started its drilling work, it was reported that it has reached almost half of its goal. And last May, the company has concluded its tunnel boring activities to give way for the work on doing finishing touches to commence.
The LVCC project isn’t the only underground tunnel drilling project the company is currently doing in the Sin City. The Boring Company reportedly obtained approval from local authorities early August to expand its futuristic transportation network to include two major casino companies in Las Vegas – Wynn Resorts and Resorts World. Unlike the LVCC project, these two companies will shoulder the costs of the tunnel thus making the rides that fall on their route not free.
Though no specific project timeline is released on these additional routes as of writing, Musk’s latest pronouncements are a welcome development in improving the city’s current state of transportation. As Klender supposes on the same article, the improvements in the city’s transportations sector can take place before businesses open up shop and the atmosphere returns to a new form of normalcy amidst the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Sin City’s economy and lifestyle. He ends his article by saying that Elon Musk’s tunnel-digging company will be of help real soon to tackle some of the transport woes in the area.