When Elon Musk isn’t busy fixing Tesla’s factory production or creating his own candy company, he’s been continuing to build the first underground tunnel in Los Angeles. For years, Musk has had the desire to curb the traffic problem in LA and is doing so by drilling tunnels with one of his many startups, The Boring Company. We could be months away from seeing the first stages being completed.
The underground pathway has been billed as a “proof of process” by the company and will not be fully completed just yet. This first section of the tunnel stretches 2.7 miles wide with the proposal being a 6.5-mile route that runs parallel to Sepulveda Boulevard in Culver City, which is in the western part of Los Angeles. Initially, the company will provide free rides for what essentially is a trial run.
Musk posted video of the process so far on Instagram, viewed over two million times in just 15 hours after posting. He added: “Pending final regulatory approvals, we will be offering free rides to the public in a few months. Super huge thanks to everyone that helped with this project. Strong support from public, elected officials & regulators is critical to success.”