-> Watkins Glen Track Rehabilitation

Watkins Glen International is a world famous road racing course that hosts NASCAR and Indy Racing League sanctioned events. Last resurfaced in 1998, the track is 3.4 miles long over rolling terrain and consists of a front straightaway, back straightaway and 11 turns. Banking in the turns ranges from 6 to 10 degrees. The racing surface width varies from 36 to 48 feet wide in the turns and 36 feet wide in the straightaways. It was critical that the track’s geometric characteristics — banking, hinge points, pavement width — be maintained to preserve the venue’s historic identity.

Project Highlights

  • Edge Drain installation and associated drainage improvements.
  • 50,500 square yards of racing track cold milled to an average depth of 3.5 inches.
  • In limited sections (44,000 square yards) the track was cold milled to an average depth of 7 inches.
  • 10-inch concrete patches located in the race track curves were removed and disposed of off-site. Compacted subgrade in these areas and replaced with asphalt base course.