Elon Musk’s Boring Company Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) loop is expected to break ground in January 2021.
The Loop, which will likely be known as the “Vegas Loop”, is an underground loop that will heavily reduce cross-campus walk time, and gridlock street traffic from convention center-goers on their commute to-and-from the Center.
It’s estimated that a series of Tesla vehicles will be able to transport over 4,000 people through the tunnels within an hour, reducing normal cross-campus walk times of 15 minutes down to two minutes, according to local officials.
Right now, two tunnels in the extensive underground system have been recently completed as of May 14, and they are located from one end of the Convention Center to the other. The long-term goal is that the Loop will be able to have connected stops at every major casino-hotel on the Las Vegas Strip.
Loop’s Expansion Project Aims to Connect Travelers from Downtown LV to McCarran Airport
Eventually, the LVCC loop’s expansion project aims to transport travelers all the way from Downtown Las Vegas, at a stop at the Fremont Street Experience, to McCarran Airport.
The near 9-mile journey would be completely underground, utilizing Tesla’s vehicles to move passengers from both stops.
Hopefully, there would be stops all along the journey, stopping at all major resorts on the Las Vegas Strip.
Loop Could Link to All Major Strip Properties in the Future
As of right now two major resorts, Wynn Resorts and Resorts World, have already applied for approval to be included in the LVCC loop. It’s predicted that Wynn Resorts and Resorts World, being that they are on the north end of the Strip closer, to the Convention Center, will be granted approval easier first.
Resorts located on the south end of the Strip, such as Mandalay Bay, MGM Grand, and The Luxor, are deemed to be included in future plans for the loop but are not approved as of now.
Aims to Connect to Allegiant Stadium by 2021
The LVCC loop also plans to possibly include Allegiant Stadium as one of its stops in the future.
The stadium, which is set to be completed at the end of this July, could possibly be linked into the loop by next year.
It seems like this sophisticated underground system will also be a robust one, seeing as how it plans to include major casino-resorts, downtown Las Vegas, and entertainment hubs.
The Underground Tunnel Could Extend to Southern California
According to plans listed on the official lvloop.com site, the underground tunnel could be making its way into Southern California eventually.
Should the tunnel run under Interstate 15 South on its route to SoCal, it would make the trip approximately 268.9 miles.
About Boring Company
Boring Company’s mission is to alleviate above-ground congestion in cities by providing underground tunnel transportation.
Their tunnels are fast to dig, lost-cost solutions that make them the viable transit option across densely populated regions.
For example, a hyperloop tunnel by Boring Company slashes travel time from New York to Washington by more than half, taking only 30 minutes, while relieving congestion on the streets.