The Boring Company reaches two milestones in Vegas Loop expansion

Credit: The Boring Company

The Boring Company has reached another two milestones as it develops its underground transport system in Las Vegas. The company announced on Monday that Prufrock-1 and Prufrock-2 had arrived at Westgate and Encore near the Las Vegas Strip.

Prufrock-2, one of the company’s digging machines, reached Encore within a remarkable timeframe of 10 weeks. During that time the company was able to mobilize, launch, tunnel a distance of 2,350 feet underground, and retrieve the massive machine. In comparison, one of their original digging machines utilized for the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) Loop, GODOT, took 10 weeks just to launch.

The arrival of Prufrock-1 at Westgate and Prufrock-2 at Encore represents another key milestone for the Vegas Loop project. Recently, The Boring Company received approval from the Las Vegas planning commission to expand the Vegas Loop. In May Clark County commissioners gave approval to expand the network by 25 miles (40km), which will extend the underground tunnel system to 65 miles (105km) with 18 new stations.

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