New tunnel, premium RV section at Talladega Superspeedway on schedule despite weather

Construction of a new oversized vehicle tunnel and premium RV infield parking section at Talladega Superspeedway is still on schedule to be completed in time for the April NASCAR race, despite large amounts of rainfall and unusual groundwater conditions underneath the track. Update on new tunnel, other construction projects underway at Talladega Superspeedway from Alabama NewsCenter on Vimeo. Track Chairman Grant Lynch, during a news conference Wednesday at the track, said he’s amazed the general contractor, Taylor Corporation of Oxford, has been able to keep the project on schedule. “The amount of water they have pumped out of that and the extra engineering they did from the original design, basically to keep that tunnel from floating up out of the earth, was remarkable,” Lynch said. Lance Taylor, president of Taylor Corp., said the company has installed a special drainage system underneath the tunnel, which has already pumped about 25 million gallons of water. Read more here >>>

thumbnail courtesy of alabamanewscenter.com

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here