The Boring Company’s plans to expand Vegas Loop could get approval from Las Vegas City Council this month

Vegas loop tunnel
Credit: The Boring Company

Elon Musk’s The Boring Company could receive approval to expand its Vegas Loop into Las Vegas city limits later this month.

On June 15 Las Vegas City Council will review the company’s proposal to dig a tunnel under Las Vegas Boulevard and up to Fremont Street, according to a report by KLAS.

This meeting should mark the end of a lengthy review by city staff. In December 2020 council members unanimously approved the initial plans, handing them off to city staff for a more detailed review before a final approval could be considered.

According to a proposed map provided by The Boring Company at the time, the tunnel network would start at the McCarran International Airport and run for about 15 miles (24km) up to the Fremont Street Experience.

The Boring Company is already operating a pair of tunnels underneath the Las Vegas Convention Center, which opened last year.

Construction is already underway to connect that tunnel to Las Vegas Resorts World. It is expected to open very soon, possibly within days, but will operate differently from the other tunnels in that it only allows for one-way travel. The Tesla vehicles travelling in the tunnel will have to wait for the tunnel to clear before being able to return to their starting point.

This is only temporary though as a second tunnel will be built in the next phase of construction that will allow for continuous roundtrip travel.

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