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Elon Musk offers peek at traffic-dodging tunnel in Los Angeles

30 October 2017

After five months, the renowned SpaceX founder, Elon Musk has recently shared the first picture of his underground tunnel now being built in Los Angeles.

Tech luminary Elon Musk finally gave the world its first look at what The Boring Company has been up to. Hence, his recent tweet showing off the company's progress.

Celebrating via his tweet, Musk made public that the tunnel at present was now over 400 feet in length, and that in a year in would be able to stretch from the International Airport at Los Angeles to the 101st Route along the interstate.

The LA tunnel, along with a recently approved 10-mile tunnel in Maryland, are meant to serve as a proof-of-concept that the Boring Company can complete functional tunnels more efficiently and at lower cost than existing methods. The image also features a large upper conduit that snakes around the bend of a tunnel he believes will one day help alleviate urban traffic congestion.

Musk wrote in his tweet, "It will work like a fast freeway, where electric skates carrying vehicles and people pods on the main artery travel up to 150 miles per hour, and the skates switch to side tunnels to exit and enter".

In addition to the tunnel under LA, The Boring Company is also looking to have tunnels in other cities, including one stretching from Baltimore to NY (stopping in Washington and Philadelphia), as well as Chicago and other USA cities. He said he hopes to have it stretch along the Interstate 405 corridor to Los Angeles International Airport and the 101 Freeway within a year.

Elon Musk offers peek at traffic-dodging tunnel in Los Angeles