The Boring Company has received approval from Las Vegas City Council for a proposed expansion to its underground ‘Vegas Loop’ tunnel network.
On Wednesday, council voted unanimously to approve the expansion plans, which will now receive a more detailed review from city staff.
If the project is fully approved, it will run for about 15 miles (24km). Starting at the McCarran International Airport, the proposed route will run throughout the main strip to as far north as the Fremont Street Experience.
President of The Boring Company Steve Davis said no tax dollars would used to pay for the project. According to documents provided to council, the cost of the main portion of the tunnel that falls within city limits will be between $35-$45 million. (via Bloomberg)
Las Vegas hotels will be required to pay the costs associated for stations that connect to their hotels.
Tesla has already constructed to underground tunnels in Las Vegas. The “people movers” are expected to officially open early next year, and use a fleet of Tesla vehicles to transport people from one end of the Las Vegas Convention Centre to the other.
The company recently shared a video of one of the underground stations complete with massive multi-coloured LED lights, calling it a “rave tunnel.”