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.

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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