Tuesday, February 19, 2013
7.5-Mile Test Track Repaving Project
Celebrated upon dedication as the world’s largest transportation research center, with over 200 million miles of durability testing and a recorded top speed of 254 mph, this iconic facility recently underwent a complete resurfacing.
The track officially opened for testing in 1974, and it has never been completely closed for a full resurfacing in its 38 years. Motorcycles, passenger cars, buses, trucks, and much more have been continually tested on the 7.5-Mile Test Track for a variety of research and test programs. The track is frequently used for mileage accumulation, long-term durability studies, brake burnishes, fuel economy programs, and much more.
The original track consisted of concrete and asphalt lanes, but is now be completely resurfaced with asphalt. The rehabilitation process will help prevent reflective cracking and create a smoother surface, allowing for greater utilization of the straightaways and permitting the return of high speeds in the curves.
If you have any questions or concerns, or would like additional information about the resurfacing project, please feel free to contact us at 937-666-2011.