Resorts World Las Vegas, the $4.3 billion integrated resort currently under development on the Las Vegas Strip, last week secured approval from the Clark County Commission to become a stop in the planned Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) Loop underground transit system.
The casino resort can now move forward with the construction of a passenger station and a tunnel that will connect to the LVCC campus via the innovative transportation system.
When complete, the new tunnel project will transport passengers via Tesla Model X, Model 3, and modified Model 3 for 16 passengers between Resorts World Las Vegas and the LVCC campus in under two minutes.
The Clark County Commission approval comes after Resorts World Las Vegas submitted land-use application and design plans in early June. The recently issued decision by the Board of Clark County Commissioners marks an important milestone toward the implementation of the project as it now moves into the permitting process.
In a statement on its official website, Resorts World Las Vegas said that it now anticipates construction of the tunnel system to begin by the end of the year. It also noted that additional details about the passenger station and tunnel will be unveiled in the coming months as start of development approaches.
Part of Larger Endeavor
The LVCC Loop is the first phase of a larger underground transit system project from The Boring Company, a venture run by billionaire tech entrepreneur Elon Musk. The system aims to provide fast underground transportation to convention and trade show delegates across the LVCC campus.
The initial two tunnels of the LVCC Loop were completed in mid-May. The are set to connect the LVCC’s newest exhibit hall with the rest of the campus. Three planned stations are set to offer access between key LVCC destinations and nearby transportation connections.
LVCC Loop is part of the planned larger Vegas Loop, which will include that original Loop and any future service extensions including stops to Strip casinos, terminals of McCarran International Airport, downtown Las Vegas, Allegiant Stadium, and at some point in future to Los Angeles.
Commenting on the milestone achieved, Resorts World Las Vegas President Scott Sibella said that they are thrilled to have received approval from the County Commission to move forward with their passenger station and tunnel plan and are “eager to take the next steps in creating an innovative transportation solution for our convention guests and visitors.”
Resorts World Las Vegas remains on track to open doors to the public in the summer of 2021. The property will feature 3,500 Hilton, LXR, and Conrad hotel rooms, a 117,000-square-foot casino with slot machines, table games, private gambling salons, a poker room, and high limit areas, an extensive food and beverage portfolio, a 222,000-square-foot pool complex, and more.
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