Las Vegas Approves Expansion of The Boring Company’s Vegas Loop with Two New Lines

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) has approved two significant expansions of the Boring Company’s Vegas Loop, a move aimed at alleviating traffic congestion in the city’s busiest areas, including the airport and the Las Vegas Strip.

At a LVCVA board of directors meeting on Tuesday, two additional lines were approved, extending down Paradise Road, covering a distance of approximately 2 miles (3.2km) near the Thomas and Mack Center.

The vote to extend the Vegas Loop was supported by all board members except Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman.

The expansions are not deemed the most critical additions to the city’s infrastructure but are expected to play a significant role in easing traffic flow to key destinations.

Steve Hill, the CEO and President of LVCVA, expressed optimism about the project’s impact on Las Vegas, highlighting its potential to significantly enhance the visitor experience by reducing city congestion.

“The project is exceptionally important to Las Vegas,” said CEO and President of LVCVA, Steve Hill. “It is the realistic opportunity to make a dent in the congestion in the city, to make the visitor experience significantly better.”

Steve Hill (via Fox5 Vegas)

Despite the approval, the project has faced scrutiny due to workplace environment concerns, with the organization receiving fines from the Nevada State Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) exceeding $100,000 for safety violations.

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In response to these concerns, Hill reassured the LVCVA board members, emphasizing the Boring Company’s commitment to addressing the OSHA violations and ensuring a safer workplace.

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