The Boring Company completes Vegas Westgate-2 tunnel with Prufrock-1

Credit: The Boring Company

Elon Musk-led tunneling company The Boring Company has completed a new tunnel in Las Vegas as it continues to make progress on a larger loop covering much of the city’s downtown.

On Friday, The Boring Company page on X posted saying that the Prufrock-1 tunneling machine has completed the Westgate-2 tunnel, marking the massive tool’s fourth tunnel constructed in the city. In addition to Prufrock-1, the post also says that its the seventh tunnel the company has built in Las Vegas, while the other three were completed using Godot and its latest iteration of the Prufrock machine, the Prufrock-2.

The post also included a photo of Prufrock-1 emerging from the construction site beside the Westgate hotel, which you can see below.

The company initially reached the Westgate and Encore hotels in July, both of which are on the outskirts of the area currently being used by The Boring Company’s first underground loop.

The Westgate-2 tunnel comes as a part of the company’s larger Vegas loop and in addition to the initial Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) loop, which is currently active after having been built in roughly a year. The first loop of the underground tunnel system includes three stations over about 1.7 miles of underground tunnels.

You can see the full map of stations The Boring Company eventually plans to include in the Vegas loop, along with the Westgate station at the Northernmost end of the LVCC loop.

Credit: The Boring Company

According to the company’s website, it has set a medium-term goal that the Prufrock machines will be able to outpace one-tenth of the speed of human walking, which it says is around 7 miles per day. Currently, the Prufrock machines can already tunnel more than 1 mile per week, which is roughly six times faster than the company’s last boring machine, the Godot.

In late September, The Boring Company held an Engineering Day recruiting event at its Bastrop, Texas facility, during which the company talked about and showed off its Prufrock machine, with the discussions lasting much longer than originally planned.

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Zachary Visconti: Zach is a renewable energy reporter who has been covering electric vehicles since 2020. He grew up in Fremont, California, and he currently resides in Colorado. His work has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, KRON4 San Francisco, FOX31 Denver and many other publications. When he isn't covering Tesla or other EV companies for Teslarati, you can find him writing and performing music, drinking lots of coffee, or hanging out with his cat, Banks. Reach out to Zach at, or you can find him on X @zacharyvisconti.
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