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Test transport tunnel on track for completion

Elon Musk’s initial test tunnel, constructed for The Boring Company’s research and development of tunnelling systems, is nearing completion in California, US.

In early 2017, Mr Musk outlined his vision for the future of underground construction with the establishment of The Boring Company and filed an excavation permit for the construction of a 10.5 km tunnel from West LA to Inglewood, via Culvert City.

The research section of the tunnel leaves the SpaceX property from a parking lot east of Crenshaw Boulevard, turns west under 120th Street and runs under the street for up to 3.2 km.

On 3 November, Mr Musk tweeted that he’d had the opportunity to walk the full length of the test tunnel in Hawthorne, California and it was on track to open on 10 December this year.

This will complete Phase 1 of the project – a “proof-of-concept” tunnel – with Phase 2 to be developed in cooperation with other stakeholders.

For more information visit The Boring Company website.

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