The Boring Co. is inching closer to transporting riders underneath the Las Vegas Strip.

Next week at a series of Clark County meetings, the Elon Musk-owned transportation company will have multiple agreements up for approval that would set the stage for Boring’s planned Vegas Loop.

If all are approved, Boring then could begin the permitting process that would lead to the start of construction of the 15-mile dual loop system, according to Nancy Amundsen, county director of comprehensive planning.

Boring’s plan calls for a mostly underground system operating mainly in the Resort Corridor with stations at various resorts and connections to Allegiant Stadium and UNLV.

The design review up for approval is only for the alignment of the proposed route, with each stop needing separate land use permits approved ahead of being developed.

Although classified as a monorail, the tunnel system would feature Tesla model vehicles transporting riders on paved routes.

Site plans show a route stretching along Las Vegas Boulevard from Russell Road to Sahara Avenue mainly underneath the public right-of-way. North of Sahara the system would connect to stops in the city of Las Vegas’ jurisdiction, which are not a part of the application.

The Vegas Loop is also shown on a route map to feature two stops at Allegiant Stadium and stops at off-Strip resorts west of Las Vegas Boulevard on Tropicana Avenue and Flamingo Road. Additionally a stop at UNLV’s Thomas & Mack Centre is depicted.

Aside from the main Vegas Loop, there’s also the labelled “Caesars Loop” that features a figure-eight loop that stops at various properties operated by Caesars Entertainment on Las Vegas Boulevard between Planet Hollywood and Harrah’s. In addition, the system would connect to the already complete and functioning Convention Centre Loop at the Las Vegas Convention Centre.

 

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