Elon Musk’s company is ready to dig a tunnel near Miami for $ 30 million. The mayor of the city is delighted
According to the source, Elon Musk spoke on the phone with the mayor of Miami, Francis Suarez. The subject of the conversation was the underground tunnel that the city needs: Elon Musk promised to complete the project much cheaper and several times faster than representatives of local construction companies, as a result of which Suarez called the conversation with Musk “wonderful».
Indeed, if local companies estimated the construction at $ 1 billion, The Boring Company, according to Musk, is ready to complete this infrastructure project for only $ 30 million. And besides, much faster – in six months instead of four years. Thus, working with Musk will save a lot of money in the city’s budget and channel it, for example, to other infrastructure or social projects. In a video posted on Twitter, Francis Suarez says that “It [Маск] focused on trying to implement a project that will bring the maximum benefit to our residents for the least money. In terms of economy, an order of magnitude is significant».
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— Mayor Francis Suarez (@FrancisSuarez) February 5, 2021
Elon Musk first spoke about the tunnel near Miami on January 18. Then he wrote something like this: “Cars and trucks in traffic jams emit megatons of toxic gases and particulate matter, but road tunnels near Miami could solve traffic problems and set an example for the world.“. Musk also noted on Twitter that he discussed the idea with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. And now Suarez will talk to De Santis and the Mayor of Miami-Dade County. But, judging by his enthusiasm, The Boring Company can start working almost instantly.
It should be noted that it is not so easy to build a tunnel near Miami, since the city stands on tuff soil (made of spongy limestone). This is what caused the high estimated cost of the tunnel, named in 2018. By the way, the length of the tunnel will be approximately 3.2 km.