It will file a land use application in Clark County to connect the Strip’s casinos with the airport and stadium
lon Musk’s Boring Company has submitted a special use permit application to Clark County officials, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority said Tuesday, and plans to file a land use, or design review application shortly. The Tesla CEO’s tunneling company aims to connect the city’s entire Strip, as well as the airport and stadium, with a network of underground tunnels.
The documents, including a map, provide the first detailed look at Musk’s previously stated vision for a network of underground tunnels helping gridlocked traffic avoid noisy sun-soaked streets in favor of subterranean arteries, as reported by Business Insider.
The proposed network would overlap the company’s existing project, connecting two sides of Las Vegas’ newly expanded convention center and eventually extending to a yet-to-be-built Resorts World casino nearby. That first tunnel is scheduled to open in January.
In this week’s proposal, a main artery under Las Vegas Boulevard would extend as far north as the Circa casino. Going south, the tunnels would eventually reach the airport and Allegiant Stadium, with possible turnaround points at a handful of points along the strip.
“The Vegas Loop will be a game changer for our visitors seeking to quickly access world-class attractions and resorts throughout the destination in a fun and convenient way,” LVCA president and CEO Steve Hill said in a press release.
Boring Company’s Convention Center Loop is a $52 million project that connects the 3.2 million square foot Las Vegas Convention Center with a $980 million expansion of West Hall.
Resorts World Las Vegas, a $4.3 billion resort scheduled to open in summer 2021, was also given approval from the Clark County Commission in August to move forward with constructing a passenger station and tunnel that will connect to the Las Vegas Convention Center campus via the Vegas Loop system. In addtion, Wynn Las Vegas submitted a land-use application to Clark County in June for the design of an underground tunnel that will connect Encore at Wynn to the Las Vegas Convention Center.