Inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix RaceThursday, September 15th, 2011
After 12 months of downtown street reconstruction, the inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix Race took place on September 2nd through the 4th. P. Flanigan & Sons was chosen by Baltimore City to perform this work. The project consisted of resurfacing approximately one mile of asphalt roadway, and one mile of concrete roadway. The roadwork was well received by drivers and spectators with cars exceeding 180 mph on Pratt St. This work on downtown main arteries will last for decades and will perform as well for buses, cars, and bicyclists as it does for race cars. Downtown pedestrians will also benefit from the construction of ninety ADA compliant wheel chair ramps that P. Flanigan & Sons constructed during this project.
P. Flanigan & Sons also performed major tasks for the Baltimore Grand Prix. We built a series of temporary ”chicanes” to guide the race cars through the course. These chicanes were constructed using curb mix produced at our nearby Westport Asphalt plant.
P. Flanigan & Sons also constructed a temporary track crossing at the Camden Yards light rail station. Our crews completed the paving work over the course of one night. The asphalt performed exceptionally well over the course of three days of hard racing. We then removed the paving in time for Light Rail service to recommence the day after the race. The tracks were perfectly preserved and no signs of the asphalt were left on the crossing.