Boring Company people mover

A crane lifts the drill head toward the trench as The Boring Company prepares to start on the people mover tunnel that will connect convention halls as part of the LVCCD Phase 2 construction in the Red Lot east of the south hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center on Monday, Oct. 28, 2019.

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- As more than 100,000 people shuffle around the halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center for CES 2020, aircraft-sized diggers lie dormant four stories beneath Central Hall.

They’re the boring machines of Elon Musk’s “Boring Company” tasked with carving out a series of tunnels connecting each end of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

The tunnels will house autonomous electric vehicles meant to make traversing the Convention Center less strenuous on attendees of events like CES and SEMA.

“I already buy a pair of like fresh insoles and a new pair of shoes every time I come to CES,” said one CES attendee. “I think I logged 79 miles last time just walking around so maybe that helps a bit."

The project’s slated for a 2020 completion date just ahead of CES 2021.

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Pepcon Survivor 86

Nice toy Mr. Musk, maybe you can use it at I15 & Gowan and Alexander so that pressure can be taken off of Cheyenne and Craig.

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