Granite Construction has secured an around $12m construction contract for several improvement projects at the WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California, US.

Built in 1957, this track has hosted several car and motorcycle racing championships, cycling events, antique car gatherings, concerts, and more.

This contract was awarded and funded by the County of Monterey, and will be included by Granite in its second quarter CAP.

For Granite, this contract adds to its recent raceway work that includes the Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama; the Thermal Club and the BMW Performance Center in Thermal, California; and the Honda Proving Center in Cantil, California.

Scope of the contract involves resurfacing the complete track and replacing the cirret start-finish bridge and starters platform.

The project further features building a prefabricated steel truss pedestrian bridge with concrete decking and concrete bridge footings and abutments, concrete pedestrian walkways, ramps, and stairs, hand railing, chain link fencing, mechanically stabilised earth walls, cast-in-place walls, besides associated drainage improvements and utility relocations.

Furthermore, the project also involves reconstruction of the raceway’s pit lane. This track was resurfaced last in 2007.

The project is slated to commence in November this year and expected to complete by June next year.

Granite Construction manager Steve Kaesler said: “Laguna Seca is an absolutely iconic feature of the Monterey Peninsula, and this project gives Granite the opportunity to be part of the history of the circuit.

“We have a long relationship with Monterey County and are grateful to grow that relationship further with this project. The replacement of the start-finish bridge and track resurfacing is a wonderful opportunity to demonstrate our connection to the community here on the peninsula.”

Granite’s Salinas facility will supply the hot mix asphalt for the project while its Handley Quarry will offer aggregate and import backfill.


Image: The project is slated to commence in November this year. Credit: Granite Construction, Inc.