On Friday, the Las Vegas Conference and Tourism Authority (LACVA) announced that Boring has completed the excavation of the first tunnel for the Las Vegas underground tunnel project,media CNET reported. The underground tunnel will transport passengers between different parts of the conference centre, particularly in the expanded West Hall area. The entire campus will cover 200 acres, and the authority has been looking for an effective way to bring people to different areas faster. Musk has promised a top speed of 155 mph for vehicles passing through the tunnel.
The video shows Boring’s drill bed breaking through the last part after three months of operation. The company’s machines operated 40 feet underground and drilled nearly a mile during that time.
And now the work is continuing. The machine will be dismantled and transported to the starting point of the second and final tunnel for excavation. The two tunnels will run in opposite directions parallel to each other to transport passengers between planned sites.
The $52.5 million plan is planned to build three passenger terminals in the park. It will take only one minute to ride in a “standard” self-driving electric vehicle or “high-carrying vehicle” version. Boring said the Tesla Model 3 or Model X vehicles will serve passengers. Vehicles using the modified Model 3 chassis will be used as high carrying capacity vehicles for 16 passengers. Everything should start running in January 2021.