MIAMI (CBS4) – Are tunnels the way of the future in Miami and Fort Lauderdale?
Representatives from The Boring Company, owned by Elon Musk, met with Miami Mayor Francis Suarez on Thursday and discussed the possibility of building new tunnels in the city. One of the sites discussed was the Brickell Avenue bridge of the Miami River.READ MORE: Miami-Dade School Superintendent Alberto Carvalho On Mask Use For Upcoming School Year: 'Decision Cannot Be Rushed'
Productive meeting today with the @boringcompany where we discussed the logistics of building new tunnels in Miami and the groundbreaking improvements it could bring to the City’s transportation and mobility @elonmusk pic.twitter.com/poSGBtJDs6
— Mayor Francis Suarez (@FrancisSuarez) March 4, 2021READ MORE: ‘The Ugly Truth For Us’: 4th Wave Of Cases Has Jackson Memorial’s COVID Floor Packed With Unvaccinated Patients
Mayor Francis Suarez is exploring whether a tunnel could replace the bridge to help the flow of traffic. The Boring Company has said they could do the job at a fraction of the cost that others would charge.MORE NEWS: Florida's Lobster Mini Season Is Nearly Here
On Friday, the representatives will head to Fort Lauderdale where they will look into the feasibility of a three-mile tunnel for the train which would bring it under the downtown area and the New River. That would allow for more commuter service without disrupting traffic on major streets and on the New River.