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Miami mayor chats with Elon Musk about underground freeway idea

Suarez sees it as ‘unique opportunity’ for the city

Miami Mayor Francis Suarez says there could be a "unique opportunity" to partner with Elon Musk for an underground tunnel plan to help the city's traffic woes.
Miami Mayor Francis Suarez says there could be a "unique opportunity" to partner with Elon Musk for an underground tunnel plan to help the city's traffic woes.

MIAMI – Miami Mayor Francis Suarez has spoken with Elon Musk about a proposal from the tech titan’s Boring Company to build an underground freeway to help solve the city’s traffic woes.

Suarez says the two talked about the Brickell Tunnel Project, which was priced at $1 billion. Musk, according to the mayor, feels it can get done for as little as $30 million in about six months.

“I think we have a unique opportunity to create a signature project, not just for Miami, but for the world,” Suarez said. “That will bring people from around the world to Miami to see this solution and allow it to scale to more transportation solutions throughout the city and throughout the world.”

Suarez says he will discuss the project with Gov. Ron DeSantis and Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, adding that he’s looking forward to seeing the Boring Company’s concept in Las Vegas.


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Jenise Fernandez joined the Local 10 News team in November 2014. She is thrilled to be back home reporting for the station she grew up watching. Jenise, who is from Miami and graduated from Florida International University, also interned at Local 10 while she was in college.