The Boring Company’s Las Vegas tunnel connecting the city’s convention center to various hot spots around the Sin City will break ground later today. On November 15 at 3 pm PST, the Boring Company, headed by Elon Musk, will host a ceremony for the groundbreaking.
The Livestream set up by Mutlivista Construction Documentation shows numerous members of the site’s crew setting up a stage and a section of seating for invited media members earlier in the day. The Boring Company and the city of Las Vegas are prepared to announce its collaboration in a ceremony that will officially mark the beginning of construction for the city’s newest and most innovative transportation method. Las Vegas is one of five current cities where the Boring Company has projects either proposed, approved, or underway. Chicago, Baltimore-Washington, and Los Angeles are also areas of focus for the company Elon Musk created as a way to evolve traveling in high-traffic areas.
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) announced on November 12 the site would begin initial drilling later this month. However, a release from the LVCVA states tunneling will start at the Las Vegas Convention Center on Friday at 3 p.m. PST. The Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) is already 40 feet underground, ready to make the initial push toward drilling out the tunnel.
Traveling between various points of interest in Las Vegas will become a more convenient task with the help of the $52.5 million Boring Company tunnel. It is expected to connect the Convention Center to popular tourist destinations, such as Downtown Las Vegas, the Las Vegas Boulevard Resort Corridor, better known as the Strip, and McCarran International Airport. The people mover will transport residents and visitors to Las Vegas through two one-mile-long tunnels in around one minute at an estimated rate of 4,400 people per hour.
Boring Company President Steve Hill will be available for media questioning at today’s groundbreaking event to begin at 3 p.m. PST today. A Livestream of the Boring Company stage and tunnel site can be seen below.