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Boring Company Advances With Underground Tunnel For Los Angeles

By Brian Spaen

The Boring Company will be extending their underground tunnel in Los Angeles. After completing a practice run at the SpaceX parking lot earlier this year, they’ll be adding two miles and tunneling under numerous roads and an airport. There’s hopes that once this new tunnel is set up, they’ll be creating and networking other cities in the area.

Elon Musk received the go-ahead to add onto the tunnel by the Hawthorne city council last Tuesday in a 4-1 vote. One side of the tunnel will remain at the SpaceX parking lot, which served as a testing center for the boring machine. It will now stretch under the Hawthorne Municipal Airport and along 120th street to Hawthorne Boulevard.

During construction, there isn’t expected to be any interference with normal traffic. Brett Horton, the senior director of SpaceX who also oversees the Boring Company, told the Daily Breeze that people won’t be able to tell they’re digging a tunnel underneath them. As a precaution, the company will still be monitoring the work at ground level and “immediately stop work if the surface ground subsides by a half-inch above the tunnel.”