Fort Lauderdale Accepts Elon Musk’s Bid For Tunnel

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports:

The out-of-the-box prospect of building a tunnel to the beach jumped one more hurdle this week. Late Tuesday, Fort Lauderdale commissioners formally accepted a bid from Elon Musk’s Boring Co. to build an underground tunnel from downtown to State Road A1A.

Other companies that want to submit a competing bid can do so within 45 days. Mayor Dean Trantalis touts the tunnel as an innovative way to tackle traffic congestion downtown, but says the project still has more “milestones” to meet before it’s a done deal.

Boring Co. officials have told city officials they can get it done for around $10 million to $12 million a mile — for a total of $60 million to $72 million.

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