The First Glimpse of Elon Musk’s most anticipated tunnel that will allow LA traffic to divert and travel under the city on literal ‘electric skates’ at an impressive speed of 150mph. The technology and construction mogul has always kept his audience aware of the proceedings of the tunnel via his social media platforms. Recently, he told his followers about the arrival of its second boring machine which was built using state-of-the-art technology.
The billionaire’s company, namely, The Boring Company, is in charge for excavating its traffic-busting tunnel. This tunnel is remarkably dug up to 150-meter shaft until this day. It is expected to reach approximately 2 miles (3.2 KM) of length within a time span of next three months. It is remarkable to note the advances this tunnel has made when it has been only 10 months back since Musk took to twitter and talked about the mere idea of building a tunnel underneath the Los Angeles state. As a matter of fact, Musk got struck with this idea to make a tunnel while Elon himself was caught up in the typical L.A. traffic. The Boring Company is also set to complete its parallel 405 freeway that connects LAX airport to 101 within next year or so.
The picture shared by Elon Musk himself is pretty surprising because unlike what most of us might have imagined, the tunnel was no dirt hole. Instead, the picture revealed a perfectly chiseled shaft with paneled walls and cables & tracks network. This is not it, Elon plans on building a network of these tunnels throughout beneath the entire L.A. to channelize its traffic as much as possible. Impressively, Elon Musk seems to be taking the entire process pretty fast yet with great ease and efficiency as we know of him.
Elon Musk, also the CEO of two other companies, namely, SpaceX and Tesla got permission from the state to dig under the city in late August. Until before that, he began the digging work at his aerospace company under an old abandoned parking lot. Everyone has known that Musk’s Boring Company has been testing its techniques and equipment down there. The California state has now sanctioned him the permit which allows his company to dig a two-mile-long underground tunnel which will begin west and extend to the northeast corridor of Los Angeles covering the local airport and 120th street altogether.
Article by Pooja.