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Though Tesla continues to battle a string of negative press, Elon Musk continues to push forward with his mission to build a network of underground tunnels in Los Angeles.

Last month the Los Angeles Board of Building and Safety Commissioners signed off on a proof of concept tunnel for The Boring Company, a venture which Musk founded in 2016.  Though the company hopes to eventually operate a sprawling system which connects to Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, Downtown Los Angeles, Inglewood, Long Beach, and the Beach Cities, the proposed initial segment will run just 2.7 miles down Sepulveda Boulevard.

The northern entry point to the proof of concept tunnel would be located on a property owned by the Boring Company at 2352-2356 S. Sepulveda Boulevard, north of Pico Boulevard and south of Mississippi Avenue.

The tunnel would then extend south until ending - without surfacing - below the intersection of Sepulveda and Washington Boulevard in Culver City.

City Councilmember Paul Koretz has introduced a motion which calls for the full Council to determine that the proof of concept tunnel is exempt from CEQA, and instructs the Bureau of Engineering to work towards issuing permits for the project.

Construction of the proof of concept tunnel is expected to take nine months, although a timeline has not been published.

The proof of concept tunnel alignment. Image via City of Los Angeles.
The Boring Company's conceptual Los Angeles map.

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