Overhaul of utilities kicks off renovation of Speedway

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FROM STAFF REPORTS

After breaking ground at the beginning of July, Daytona International Speedway’s Daytona Rising project is off to a fast start, according to a press release from DIS.

Construction is under way at the Daytona International Speedway.

Construction is under way at the Daytona International Speedway.

Here are the construction activities currently under way:

  • Demolition of all underground utilities and overhead power lines along the entire frontstretch
  • Relocations of fire pump, emergency generators and electrical panels
  • Installation of water and storm sanitary lines on the west side
  • Installation of electrical duct bank and manholes on the west side
  • Demolition of Americrown buildings at Hospitality Village
  • Demolition of the commissary building at the base of the Sprint Tower
  • Initial installation of anchors and footings for temporary ticketing gates

Barton Malow is serving as the general contractor for the project. Rossetti, an award-winning architectural design and planning firm, is leading the master planning of the Daytona Rising site.

Successful event
More than 200 minority, women and local contractors turned out for a Daytona Rising subcontractor outreach forum held July 17 at the Daytona International Speedway (DIS).

Senior Director of Public Relations Lenny Santiago called the event successful and told the Daytona Times that DIS will be planning another one in the fall.

Santiago said subcontractors also were given an overview of diversity outreach and information on how firms can pre-qualify for the bidding process on various aspects of the project.

In addition, subcontractors were given a list of various upcoming bid packages – everything from masonry, finishing, roofing, wall panels, drywall, landscaping and other jobs.

All attendees were encouraged to email DIS.Outreach@bartonmalow.com to get on the bidders’ list.

Santiago said there also would be more work for non-contractors, who will be able to bid on jobs like food service and landscaping.

The Florida Courier and the Daytona Times both published stories in April and May about minority contractors.

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