Tunnel project at Las Vegas Convention Center reaches milestone

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Tunnel work at the Las Vegas Convention Center has reached a major milestone. According to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, excacation on the first of two tunnels for the underground people mover project is done.

After tunneling 40-feet underground for nearly a mile over the past three months, the boring machine broke through a concrete wall located near the West Hall convention center expansion, which is currently under construction.

AVI8TOR Drone captures video of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Work started on the project three months ago. The “Loop” project aims to help move convention attendees around the convention center campus faster. The $52 million underground transportation system will include three passenger stations connecting the current convention space with the center’s new West Hall which is under construction.

Machines will now start digging a parallel tunnel. The whole system is set to open in January 2021.

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