Things have changed quite a bit at the track in just the last few weeks as grading of the southern portion of the track is underway. This is starting to turn out to be a pretty exciting time right now as the site is really starting to change from the original landscape. I took a drive out to the site this afternoon and snapped some pics and threw together a quick diagram to show our audience what is happening where (images), so they can get a feel for what's going on out here in Austin.
The main portion of the work is concentrated on the southern edge of the site, just south of where the proposed main grandstands will be located. This is where a welcome center and parking will be, just above the main entrance for the entire complex off of Highway 812. As of today, this area is being graded by heavy equipment (i.e. leveling the dirt to the desired angle for drainage and construction) and the construction crews are settling in, setting up temporary offices and other facilities.
There were probably 20 heavy machines moving during the late afternoon, moving dirt from other locations and compacting land where new dirt is added. There were additional crews on site, including surveyors and engineers, as well as a small crew working on the north-western perimeter. It's pretty apparent that things are moving along at a fast pace, and the landscape is quickly turning into a construction site day by day.
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