Ford Motor Company Arizona Proving Ground

Project Highlights:

  • Reconstructed 2.2-mile test track
  • Demanding parabolic track design with steep banks
  • Award-winning project

What We Did

Ford Motor Company's 2.2-mile oval test track, located at their Arizona Proving Ground, is a vital part of their product development. We removed the existing pavement, installed a new aggregate base course, and surfaced with 4.5-inch thick asphalt pavement, replaced guardrails, and striped the roadway. The aggregate base course and asphalt pavement was particularly challenging due to the steep banked, parabolic track design required to test vehicle engineering and performance. Additionally, strict requirements were detailed for scheduling, pavement mixture design, skid resistance, and ride quality.