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WHY DOES ELON MUSK WANT BUILD A TUNNEL UNDER LA?

Elon Musk first had the idea to build congestion-dodging tunnels under LA while stuck in traffic in December 2016.

He tweeted: ‘Traffic is driving me nuts. Am going to build a tunnel boring machine and just start digging…’. 

Since then, the billionaire has bought two second-hand tunnel boring machines and started testing the equipment on private land beneath SpaceX’s LA headquarters.

His tunnel-digging firm, ‘The Boring Company’ was granted permission in August to dig under up to 2 miles (3.2 km) public roads around SpaceX HQ.

Musk’s newly proposed 6.5-mile (10.5 km) route would run from SpaceX in Hawthorne to West Los Angeles passing underneath Sepulveda Boulevard through Culver City.

Musk has claimed the tunnel trip will take five minutes, compared to 45 minutes driving in normal LA traffic. 

Reports suggest council members received the plans well at Monday’s meeting, likely one of many between the firm and Culver City officials.



Read more at DailyMail.co.uk



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