The Boring Co. wants to build an underground transit loop in flood-prone Fort Lauderdale. Can it be done?

Request South Floridians about their basements, and you are going to most likely get a bemused glance. Couple of basements, or other underground structures, exist in South Florida mainly because the water desk is just three to eight feet under the land’s area. Plus, substantially of the point out is created on reclaimed wetlands, with its geology largely consisting of sand and karst, or eroded limestone, which is porous, somewhat unstable and prone to sinkholes. Coupled with that, a whole lot of Southeast Florida, at much less than 6 feet above sea degree, floods usually, even with out storms. The flooding is obtaining worse with local climate modify, as are the drenching storms like hurricanes.

With people problems, how feasible is The Dull Co.’s unsolicited proposal to create an underground loop transit undertaking in Fort Lauderdale? Civil engineers and transportation specialists say it can be feasible, irrespective of the problems,

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