Ford Michigan Proving Ground


Project Highlights:

  • On-site crushing and removal of concrete and bituminous pavements
  • A track high-point of a 32 degree (62 percent) slope
  • Removal of 190,000 square yards of 8-inch think HMA pavement and 190,000 square yards of reinforced PPC pavement

What We Did


Reconstructing Ford Motor Company's high-speed, five-mile long parabolic track meant removal and on-site crushing of the 8-inch thick reinforced concrete pavement overlaid with 8-inches of bituminous pavement. Ajax utilized the recycled concrete as an aggregate base course for the track and the recycled bituminous pavement for the shoulder sections. Additional challenges included an outside point reach of 32 degrees, one-fourth of the track transitioning from straight to high-banked parabolic sections, and stringent specifications for ride quality and skid resistance.

 

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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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