Elon Musk’s The Boring Company has axed its plans to
build an approximately two-mile-long tunnel under western
The decision came after several local residents groups
sued the city over its plan to exempt the project from
environmental regulations, and The Boring Company settled with
Musk previously said the tunnel would open on December
10, and tweeted photos of its progress less than two weeks
Elon Musk’s The Boring Company has abandoned its plans to build a
massive subterranean tunnel under the Los Angeles Westside.
The company announced its decision on Tuesday, which came came
after several residents groups
sued the city of Los Angeles over its plan to exempt the
project — known as the Test Tunnel — from environmental
The company came up with the idea for the project in 2017.
“The parties (The Boring Company, Brentwood Residents Coalition,
Sunset Coalition, and Wendy-Sue Rosen) have amicably settled the
matter of Brentwood Residents Coalition et al. v. City of Los
Angeles (TBC — The Boring Company).
“The Boring Company is no longer seeking the development of the
Sepulveda test tunnel and instead seeks to construct an
operational tunnel at Dodger Stadium.”
The Dodger Stadium tunnel — named the Dugout Loop — would
ferry fans from subway lines to the ballpark.
The approximately three-mile trip would take four minutes and
cost $1, the company said.
Musk tweeted footage
of the company’s drill completing its first tunnel less
than two weeks ago.
Musk told the “Joe Rogan Experience” podcast in September that
The Boring Company “started
out as a joke,” and that the idea to tunnel under Los Angeles
was born out of “desperation.”