Elon Musk, a leading Silicon Valley entrepreneur, recently said his drilling company is now building Las Vegas's first underground high-speed tunnel, expected to be completed by the end of this year and put into use during the 2021 US Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Last May, the Las Vegas Conference and Tourism Board's board approved the project, which totals about $50 million. The high-speed tunnel, built by the Boring Company, consists of three underground stations, a pedestrian tunnel and two vehicular tunnels, about kilometers in length. Other ancillary facilities include elevator and escalator systems that transport passengers into the station, tunnel lighting, power and video surveillance systems, and life safety systems. The construction of the underground high-speed tunnel began last November.
The Las Vegas Convention Center is the main venue for major exhibitions such as the annual Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show. During the 2021 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, attendees could access the Las Vegas Convention and Exhibition Center through underground high-speed tunnels, which would significantly relieve traffic pressure around the convention center, US media reported. The underground tunnel project is designed to carry about 4,400 passengers per hour and can be expanded to accommodate the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Underground high-speed tunnels can be built with multiple layers, which can make the traffic system three-dimensional through continuous improvement and expansion. It has many advantages, such as not affected by the weather, no noise, etc. Compared with the traditional subway, its construction progress is faster, the cost is lower, and the transportation speed is faster.
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