Resorts World Las Vegas Gets Approval To Become A Loop Stop
The Clark County Commission (CCC) granted permission for Resorts World Las Vegas to be part of Elon Musk’s Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) Loop underground transport system.
Resorts World may now start building a passenger station and tunnel that will connect the venue to the LVCC campus.
Resorts World Las Vegas is a $4.3 billion integrated resort that is currently being built on the Las Vegas Strip. This approval will benefit the casino going forward as it will bring in more foot traffic.
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Elon Musk’s tunnel project works by carrying passengers in Tesla Model X and Model 3 cars—as well as an altered Model 3 model that can carry up to 16 people—through an underground tunnel that promises to transport customers from Resorts World Las Vegas to the LVCC venue in just two minutes.
Construction to Begin Before 2021
Resorts World has stated that they plan on initiating their construction plans for the tunnel before the end of 2020. The firm also said that more details on the tunnel will be revealed in the upcoming comings.
The LVCC Loop is the first phase of Musk’s underground transportation project, via his venture The Boring Company. Two tunnels have already been completed in May 2020, which will connect the LVCC exhibition hall with other buildings in the campus.
The LVCC Loop is expected to connect with a Loop that serves the larger Las Vegas area, with stops planned at Strip casinos, the McCarran International Airport, Allegiant Stadium, and downtown Las Vegas. The Loop is also planned to connect with Los Angeles in the future.
The President of Resorts World Las Vegas, Scott Sibella released a statement and said that approval from the CCC will help them proceed with their tunnel plans immediately. Sibella said that one of their priorities is to ensure that their players are offered the most convenient solutions regarding transportation to and from their venue.
Resorts World on Track to Open by Summer 2021
Resorts World Las Vegas is currently on schedule to open by the summer of 2021. The massive property will contain 3,500 Hilton, LXR, and Conrad hotel rooms and suites, a fully functional 117,000 square foot casino with table games, slot machines, private gambling rooms, an exclusive poker room, areas reserved for high rollers, numerous food and beverage options, and a 222,000 square foot swimming pool complex.
Resorts World has promised more surprises in the future regarding the features of their gargantuan integrated resort, which is also their first in Las Vegas.