MID-ATLANTIC: South Boston Speedway Starting Process Of Repaving

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South Boston Speedway will kick off its first repave in 23 years this week. (South Boston Speedway photo)

South Boston Speedway will kick off its first repave in 23 years this week. (South Boston Speedway photo)

SOUTH BOSTON, Va. – South Boston Speedway will began the first repaving of the four-tenths-mile oval since 1993 later this week.

It’s another phase of a three-year, $1 million capital improvement plan for the facility, which began last spring with the installation of new grandstand seating.

The first step in the repaving process will begin Wednesday, when the milling process begins to grind and remove the top two inches of old asphalt. The ground-up asphalt will be re-purposed to reinforce the parking area and roads into the pits.

The milling process should take about two days to complete.

The actual paving of the track should begin the week of Oct. 10. The paving will take about two days to complete.

The speedway’s capital improvement plan will continue over the next two years, with the lighting and sound system being upgraded along with scoreboard updates and the addition of fan amenities and conveniences, which will include a kids’ playground.

CREDIT: South Boston Speedway

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