Last month, Elon Musk’s drilling company, Boring Company, completed excavations of the first two tunnels beneath the Las Vegas Convention Center in Nevada, and is already considering digging more in Las Vegas,media reported. Clark County Official Tick Segerblom posted a map on Twitter last week showing the proposed new tunnel.
The new tunnel is understood to be moving west from the Las Vegas Convention Centre to Wynn Resorts’ hotel and casinos, Wynn and Encore. This week, Wynn Resorts announced that it had partnered with Boring and submitted a land-use application for the project. Resorts World Las Vegas said it had also submitted an application to establish a similar connection with LVCC. The company is building a new complex in the northwest of Wynn and Encore. Later on Friday, The Verge obtained the two sets of applications, as follows:
Like the LVCC project, people will ride Tesla cars through these tunnels. That makes a two-minute walk of about a mile.
Wynn Resorts and Boring Company hope to dig a 0.6-mile tunnel from Encore to LVCC’s Silver Lot 2 car park with no stop space in the middle. The proposal states that about 25 parking spaces will be removed from the boarding area of the LVCC car park. Encore passengers will board on the existing bus lane outside the hotel casino, with stops at both ends on the ground.
Las Vegas Resorts World and Boring plan to build a 0.4-mile tunnel that will extend from the new hotel and casino to a parking lot under construction in the LVCC expansion. Passenger platforms at both ends will also be located on the ground.
These projects differ from the conference center’s ring line in that they are not provided free of charge. Steve Hill, CEO of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, told the media that each ride costs between $3 and $5.
Hill also said the Bureau of Conference and Visitors wants to extend the company’s tunnel system to other parts of the city, and that two new proposals from Wynn and Las Vegas Resorts World represent the first step toward that goal.