Florida Evaluation Center Straightaway Improvements


Project Highlights:

  • Exceeded stringent requirements for asphalt mixture properties, surface ride quality, and surface texture
  • National Quality In Construction Award for Innovative Use of Asphalt Pavements from the National Asphalt Paving Association

What We Did


This 2.2 mile-long straightaway is used by Chrysler to test vehicles to comply with Federal Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFÉ) requirements. The project included removing and replacing 1,000 feet of existing straightaway to correct longitudinal roadway elevations in addition to elevation corrections on the remainder of the track to achieve a completely flat longitudinal profile. This was accomplished by installing a Hot Mix Asphalt wearing course specially designed for surface frictional requirements.

High-Performance Paving

When millions of dollars are riding on the line, racing bodies and automotive manufacturers alike turn to Ajax Paving. Thanks to our highly experienced crews and the most advanced equipment in the industry, we can meet specifications for consistency to fractions of an inch across miles of track. Ajax Paving is one of two road construction companies in the nation to make the cut by NASCAR®. Their high-power race cars can go over 200 mph, so track surface quality and precision are essential for victory and driver safety. Fans can catch our work on race days at Michigan International Speedway, Phoenix International Raceway, and Watkins Glen International. Additionally, Ajax is always on the shortlist for precision paving projects for automakers. Ford Motor Company, General Motors Corporation, Fiat Chrysler Automotive, and Toyota Motor Corporation have all trusted Ajax to help them build proving grounds to test their next generation of cars, trucks, and SUVs.
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