Not content with building a massive Gigafactory in Texas, one of Elon Musk’s other companies, The Boring Company (TBC), is considering building two major tunnels in the Lone Star State.
One of the tunnels would be located near Giga Texas in Austin. According to a report by KXAN, TBC has already proposed the project to the city’s Development and Services Department. The company was also seeking further information the permitting process and what would be required to move ahead with the project.
The city confirmed with KXAN that the project in Austin would run through the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, which is located just 10 miles away from Giga Texas.
Thanks to its close proximity, one of the regular drone operators at Giga Texas Jeff Roberts visited the company’s development site in Bastrop, just outside of Austin. As you can see in the photos below, some preliminary work has already begun and several large piece of tunneling equipment can be found on the site.
This is the @boringcompany development site, located just outside of Austin, in Bastrop Texas. It is so exciting to see this develop, what a wonderful team involved in this project. Boring company rocks! pic.twitter.com/IRn7xArHhD
— Austin Tesla Club (@AustinTeslaClub) August 8, 2021
Separately, TBC has also proposed another project in nearby San Antonio. According to sources familiar with the plan who spoke to the San Antonio Express News, Musk’s company is negotiating with Economic Development Foundation of the City of San Antonio to help see the project come to fruition.
Similar to the plan in Austin, the San Antonio tunnel would reportedly run through the San Antonio International Airport.
TBC recently opened their first public tunnel in Las Vegas. Known as the Las Vegas Loop, a set of twin 0.8 mile long tunnels ferry passengers underneath the grounds of the Las Vegas Convention Center.
You can see more of the drone flyover in the video below.