Three months after completing the first tunnel under the Las Vegas Convention Centre (LVCC), Elon Musk’s Boring Company the second of two tunnels for the project.
Much like the completion of the first tunnel, the final breakthrough of the second 1.3km tunnel was caught on camera in the early morning hours of May 14, 2020, a little over 2 months since construction began.
Vegas Loop 12:41 AM Rumblings pic.twitter.com/aEFbkwD8WI
— The Boring Company (@boringcompany) May 14, 2020
The completion of the second tunnel, which began construction about 2.5 months ago, marks the end of the first phase of the project. The focus will now shift to the construction of passenger stations at either end of the route, as well as a third station underground at the mid-point of the route. (via The Verge)
The entire project, which is estimated to cost around $52.5 million USD, is expected to be complete before the next CES show in January 2021. If the event is cancelled due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, the LVCC will wait until the next trade show to open up the loop to the public.
When it does, it will be able to transport people from one end of the LVCC grounds to the other in just over one minute in a fleet of electric Tesla vehicles.
We’ll be getting a closer look at The Boring Company’s first tunnel in Los Angeles during the sixth season of Jay Leno’s Garage, which premiers on May 20, 2020.