After three months of digging, Elon Musk’s Boring Company has completed its excavation of a transportation tunnel beneath the Las Vegas Convention Center, the company tweeted Friday.
The Boring Company retweeted a video from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority account that shows an excavator breaking through the ground at the end of tunnel, which will ferry people around the sprawling convention center. At the end of the project, the tunnel is supposed to transport up to 4,400 people per hour without causing any noise or vibration on the surface, the company claimed back in May.
It’s kind of like a monorail or tram that you’d find at an airport, but with Musk’s name attached to it.
The tunnel spans about a mile underground and is only the first of two tunnels that will be dug under the LVCC, the Reno Gazette-Journal reported. The next step for the company is to disassemble its massive excavator and transport it to the next area where it’s set to dig.
Along with this project, The Boring Company has plans to dig more loops under Las Vegas connecting to the McCarran International Airport, downtown Las Vegas, the Vegas strip, and more. The end goal is to connect Las Vegas with Los Angeles.
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority expects the LVCC tunnel to be ready to roll by January 2021.