Elon Musk’s tunneling company, The Boring Co., will begin underground construction on a tunnel for a tram system at the Las Vegas Convention Center on Friday, Nov. 15.
The company’s first major underground tunneling project paired it with the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA). The people mover project is contracted at $52.5 million and scheduled to be completed in January 2021, in time for the annual Consumer Electronics Show. Aboveground work on stations and stops began last month, after TBC’s boring machine was assembled on site.
The deal was struck in May of this year, amid plans to expand the convention center footprint, adding 1.4 million square feet to the 2.3 million-square-foot footprint. The expansion, like the people mover loop, will be finished in January 2021, Dennis said.
The convention center loop could be just the start of TBC’s work in Las Vegas. The tunneling company is currently working with the local government on a possible project to construct a tunnel underneath the Las Vegas strip, Jackie Dennis, dir