Brickell Tunnel Bidding Documents Ready For Elon Musk In Just Three Months

Miami’s long-awaited Brickell tunnel could be underway in less than a year.

City officials have already begun preparing procurement documents for the project, Mayor Francis Suarez told Business insider this week.

It will take about three months for the documents to be complete and the project to be ready for bidding, Suarez said.

According to Suarez, Elon Musk told the mayor in a phone call that his Boring Company could complete the project in about six months and for $30 million.

The size of the tunnel has been reduced by a fourth, making it cheaper to build, Suarez said.

 

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Anonymous
1 month ago

Musk should built a subway system if he really wants to make a change.

Anonymous
1 month ago

for real, im tired of miami cutting corners

Azarius
1 month ago

That’s not logical

Anonymous
1 month ago

right.. logical is building a monorail to the beach and letting commuter rail from a private company to wynwood instead of expanding the systems already in place, too logical

Anonymous
1 month ago

They are going to build the monorail to the beach, right?

Anonymous
1 month ago

You’ll see this by the time you’re 80

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yeah…”if he really wants to make a change”. I’ll send a DM to Elon letting him know that Anonymus has some great ideas that will help “Elon Musk” become a household name.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Miami infrastructure type is not suited for a subway system,— if you want subways go back to NY

Anonymous
1 month ago

Is the tunnel for ants?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Probably for Midgets.

Realtalk Reilly
30 days ago

I love that this comment got downvoted, because it means TNM has midget readers who took offense. Who doesn’t love midgets?

Anonymous
1 month ago

“The size of the tunnel has been reduced by a fourth, making it cheaper to build, Suarez said.”

So it will have one reversible lane?

Anonymous
1 month ago

It is highly doubtful that this is being reported correctly. The idea that has been previously conveyed when Musk talks about the Boring Company tunnels COMPARED to most government tunnels is that government tunnels never thought to build them with smaller diameters, and government never thought to transport cars on electricity driven sleds instead of having cars with drivers emitting exhaust from their internal combustion engines.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Cars on sleds? How’s that going to work? Where are they going to be loaded and unloaded? The veil needs to get lifted here pretty soon.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Forget it… these idjuts believe Elon Musk is reinventing the subway system that already operate by electricity and he’ll do it by having his electric vehicles go from point A to point B in a tunnel that he also will build for just $30 million dollars. And Miami has some elected suckers who believe that BS.

Anonymous
30 days ago

The secret has been hiding here in this YouTube video posted April 2017 with about 8.2M views.
Shhhhhhh…..don’t tell anyone….we have keep this a secret from the lazy people who can’t even be troubled to type “The Boring Company” into a search engine.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5V_VzRrSBI

There are sure to be major modifications from the 2017 idea, but those very basic questions are answered.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Is it a pedestrian tunnel?? 🙄

Anonymous
1 month ago

My God.
Pedestrian #1: “Hey man…what a beautiful day in Miami! I love watching the boats and all these skyscrapers in Brickell. Let’s go to the middle of the Brickell Bridge and take a selfe!!!”
Pedestrian #2: “Nah….man….I long for the urine smell of the New York City Subway. Let’s hope that there are stairways that go down into the ground with zero natural light and a tunnel to allow pedestrians to walk with all concrete around them”.
Pedestrian #1. “Ummmm….”
Pedestrian #2. “Yeah, we need to get people out of their cars. And Miami was built for the automobile…”
Pedestrian #1. “Seriously, dude??”
Pedestrian #2. “If tax payer dollars are going to be spent for car lovers, then there should be EQUITY!!!
Pedestrian #1. “Ummm…but that does not make any sense. Were you brainwashed in college by some….”
Pedestrian #2. “If this Mayor cared about greenhouse gases he would expand the size of the underground tunnel so that pedestrians could go underground instead of in the fresh air!”
Pedestrian #2. “Do you even listen to yourself??
Pedestrian #1. “You probably are a Trump fan!”

Anonymous
22 days ago

most likely. the port miami tunnel cost wayy more how does musk think he’s doing it for $30M?

Anonymous
1 month ago

South beach needs a tunnel

Anonymous
1 month ago

“According to Suarez, Elon Musk told the mayor in a phone call that his Boring Company could complete the project in about six months and for $30 million”

Well, here comes some more fleecing of the taxpayers.

Anonymous
22 days ago

not mentioned: musk will pay $30,000,000. Miami taxpayers will pay $500,000,000.

Azarius
1 month ago

Get her done!!! Musk

Anonymous
1 month ago

At that price, I am going to bet it is a tunnel with no major ventilation system and meant for electric cars only.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I think people have very different expectations from what is actually being proposed. $30 million doesn’t buy a lot in terms of infrastructure construction

Anonymous
1 month ago

Funny how I haven’t heard anything about presenting this to the people to vote on?

Mambo305
1 month ago

Something seems off, $30 M is a drop in the bucket for a tunnel project.

Anonymous
1 month ago

If it sounds to good to be true…..

Anonymous
30 days ago

No ventilation – for electric vehicles only

POLO
1 month ago

Wow, you mean by February, 2022 I’ll be driving on the Brickell Tunnel?!

Anonymous
1 month ago

no, you won’t be driving, you’ll be driven across the tunnel in Tesla suv

Afi K. James
1 month ago

Gonna be nice, i will be in south florida for good this august.

Realtalk Reilly
30 days ago

Man, the nuttiness of Elon Musk is exceeded only by the willful cluelessness of some of you people. Let me start by saying I don’t believe this will happen, but everyone needs to understand that it is not, I repeat NOT a tunnel for electric cars only!

It is a tunnel where your regular gas-powered OR electric car (doesn’t matter) gets loaded onto an electric-powered sled, which then zips it through the tunnel automatically. All the sleds run on the same system and interact with each other, so they don’t crash into each other.

Meanwhile the driver and passengers just sit there and do nothing until they get to the other end of the tunnel. Then they re-start their cars, drive off the sleds and continue their trip under their own power.

Since the cars’ engines are not running while they’re in the tunnel, there is no need for a massive ventilation and exhaust removal system like the one in the Port of Miami tunnel. That cuts down on the size and expense of the tunnel.

It’s a novel idea, but I don’t think it’s warranted because Brickell-area traffic is actually not the gridlocked problem it once was. And it’s getting better, not worse. Ever since the pandemic, a lot of people in tech, finance, law and other fields who work and/or live in those Brickell high-rises have permanently shifted to working remotely more often and driving to the office less.

Manny
1 month ago

Boring Company can dig very well through desert sand and rock. It will be interesting to see how well they do in Miami’s water logged limestone.

Anonymous
1 month ago

That picture always gets me in how pathetic that shack is for a “central station.” Even Amtrak stations built in the 70s to replace grand old but high-maintenance terminals look better.

Anonymous
1 month ago

lol