COTA begins final paving process
14 August 2012 – Circuit of the Americas (COTA), home of this year’s returning United States Grand Prix, has begun the process that will see the final tarmac being laid around the circuit. The Texas venue will host Round 19 of 20, which will be crucial in the 2012 championship .
The paving project involves the final layer for the 3.4-mile track as well as access roads, service roads for marshals and rescue vehicles and walking paths for spectators.
“This is an exciting milestone in our construction process and will help us quickly transform Circuit of The Americas from a construction site into a working sports and entertainment facility,” explains Julie Loignon, Circuit Vice President of Public and Community Relations.
“Our paving team, which is comprised of Austin Commercial, Tilke GmbH and a variety of subcontractors, has extensive experience in projects requiring this extreme level of detail and we’re confident the end result will be a Grade 1 race track that puts Austin on the world motorsports map.”
The race will take place on 18 November, marking America’s first Formula 1 Grand Prix since Indianapolis last welcomed an event in 2007.
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