Timeline set for speedway development


Timeline set for speedway development 2

By Matt Day, Niagara Falls Review

An artist's rendition of the Canadian Motor Speedway.

An artist's rendition of the Canadian Motor Speedway


The first portion of phase one for the Canadian Motor Speedway is complete.

In order for construction crews to begin building the $400-million raceway in Fort Erie, a narrow creek that runs through the property needs to be rerouted.

Speedway spokesman Erik Tomas said Aecon Construction finished the first-half of the project recently, repositioning 200,000 tons of top soil and clay, excavating the main flow channel of Miller Creek and hydro-seeding its banks.

Once completed, Miller Creek will be 60 metres wide, two metres deep and repositioned to the north of its current location.

The site will be secured for winter and phase one should be completed in the spring, he said.

Canadian Motor Speedway partner and executive director Azhar Mohammad said an architectural firm for the Jeff Gordon-designed speedway should be selected by mid-February.

A final site plan should be submitted to the town in April and construction could start by mid-summer, he added.

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