Construction commences on Toyota Grand Prix racing circuit in California

Construction has started on Shoreline Drive for the 38th Annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach set to take place from 13-15 April 2012.

The project involves preparation of the circuit for the events that will be held during the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Work commenced with the laying of the first of the 14 million pounds of concrete blocks that will line the track.

Scope of work will involve installation of concrete blocks, three miles of fencing and 16,000 bolted-together tires, along with 16 spectator grandstands, seven pedestrian bridges and giant-vision boards for full-circuit TV coverage.

In addition, the project team will also install hospitality suites, tents, electrical equipment, phones, porta-johns, trash containers and other associated infrastructure. The entire work is slated to be completed in two months with the project team expected to put in around 30,000 man hours of work.