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The Boring Company illustrates its plans for LA tunnels

Elon Musk’s The Boring Company has released a map illustrating its plan for a system of tunnels to be constructed under Los Angeles (LA), California.

In early 2017, Mr Musk – who is also planning to take humans to Mars with SpaceX, as well developing electric vehicles with Teslaoutlined his vision for the future of underground construction with the establishment of The Boring Company.

With the support of the Mayor of LA, the company has filed an excavation permit for the construction of a 10.5 km tunnel from West LA to Inglewood, via Culvert City.

Phase 1 of the project would be constructed as a “proof-of-concept” tunnel and would be used for construction logistics verification, system testing, safety testing, operating procedure verification and line-switching demonstrations.

It not be used for public transportation until the section of tunnel is deemed successful by the County and City governments, as well as The Boring Company itself.

A map with Phase 1 of the project, the proof-of-concept tunnel, highlighted in red and Phase 2 highlighted in blue.

The map also includes the potential destinations for expansion as part of Phase 2 of the project; however, The Boring Company stressed it was included in the map “as a concept, not as a finalised agreement”.

The company said Phase 2 would be developed in cooperation with stakeholders, including LA County, the City of LA as well as the general public.

For more information visit The Boring Company website.

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Images supplied by The Boring Company

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