Hawthorne Test Tunnel

The initial Test Tunnel, located in Hawthorne, CA, is being used for the research and development of The Boring Company's tunneling and public transportation systems. 

 

Where does this tunnel alignment (route) run?

The alignment leaves SpaceX property (parking lot east of Crenshaw Boulevard and south of 120th Street), turns west under 120th Street, and terminates 1.14 miles away at the corner of Prairie Avenue and 120th Street.

 

When was the project completed? 

The first section of the Hawthorne tunnel, including O’Leary Station, was completed in December 2018. 

 

How much did the test tunnel cost?

$10 Million

 

Why are you building an elevator (Loop Lift) in a garage in a house in Hawthorne?

The purpose is to demonstrate that a lift can be built in very small footprints and within existing buildings, whether they are houses, office buildings, or retail parking lots.  Looking forward, one could have a lift in the basement of every office building, allowing extremely convenient commutes.

 

Can I go in the tunnel?

Due to unbelievably high demand, tours through the Hawthorne Test Tunnel are by invitation only.