October 22, 2018 / 3:33 AM / in a month

Elon Musk says first tunnel is almost done, opens Dec 10 - tweet

FILE PHOTO: Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk introduces the falcon wing door on the Model X electric sports-utility vehicles during a presentation in Fremont, California September 29, 2015. REUTERS/Stephen Lam/File Photo/File Photo

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A company owned by Elon Musk that is trying to lower the cost of building high-speed transit tunnels is nearing completion on the first tunnel, Musk said on Twitter on Sunday.

The first tunnel, under Hawthorne in the Los Angeles area, is almost done and will open on Dec. 10, Musk said. Privately held Boring Co has been promoting its plans for tunnels that would allow high-speed travel between cities.

Reporting by Jessica Resnick-Ault; Editing by Sandra Maler

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