Elon Musk’s Boring Company has completed the tunnel excavation of its underground transportation system for the Las Vegas Convention Center.
The project, called the Convention Center Loop, is part of a $980 million expansion of the convention center’s West Hall, which is scheduled to be completed in January.
The Loop, being constructed at a cost of $52.5 million, will be traveled by all-electric Tesla vehicles that will shuttle visitors across the convention center’s campus. The Loop will have three stops and will take riders across the 200-acre campus in under 2 minutes – instead of a 30-minute walk, according to the convention center. The Loop will be a free service for convention center attendees. Construction is underway on the passenger stations, and the convention center project is about 80 percent complete, the center says.
The Boring Company’s tunneling machine broke through the concrete wall near the future West Hall on May 14. It was the completion of the second of two one-way tunnels for the loop, which will connect the 1.4-million-square-foot West Hall with the main campus.
A convention center video of the tunnel machine’s breakthrough is shown below: