Initial steps to expand Elon Musk’s innovative underground tunnel system throughout Las Vegas will soon be underway. The Vegas Loop will represent a first-of-its-kind transportation solution for a tourism destination, offering convenient transportation and reduced congestion throughout the Las Vegas resort corridor.
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority says Musk’s tunnelling company, The Boring Company, has recently submitted its special use permit application to the City of Las Vegas.
Vegas Loop will consist of underground tunnels stretching as far north as downtown Las Vegas, throughout the Strip corridor. Passengers will be whisked through tunnels in all-electric Tesla vehicles.
Vegas Loop’s President, Steve Davis, says: “We are very excited about the future of Loop transportation in Las Vegas and are grateful for the enthusiasm shown by Clark County, the City of Las Vegas, the LVCVA, the resorts, and attractions.”
Steve Hill, LVCVA president and CEO, adds: “The Vegas Loop will be a game changer for our visitors seeking to quickly access world-class attractions and resorts throughout the destination in a fun and convenient way.”
The first commercial underground tunnelling endeavour for the company began with the construction of the $52 million Convention Center Loop connecting the existing 3.2 million square foot Las Vegas Convention Center to its West Hall expansion. The Loop will transport convention attendees across the 200-acre campus in under two minutes in Tesla vehicles.
The Convention Center Loop is scheduled for completion in January, 2021.
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