The inaugural Formula One Las Vegas Grand Prix is set to take place Nov. 16-18, 2023 at night under the lights of the Strip. The race will be 50 laps around a 3.8-mile course spanning portions of the Strip, Koval Lane, Harmon Avenue, and Spring Mountain Road. Speeds of up to 212 mph are expected to be reached during the race.
Officials expect more than 100,000 people to take in the race. F1’s parent company Liberty Media is investing $500 million on a 1,000 foot long, 100 foot wide, 300,000 square foot, four level paddock area, which will feature the race’s start/finish line, various spectator zones, and driver pits. It will be the only permanent structure built for the race.
With limited space and limited time to construct the paddock, the engineers called on Contech to assist with meeting the stormwater treatment requirements and with an underground pedestrian tunnel.
Three CDS systems of different sizes were supplied by Contech to treat over 40 acres providing TSS removal, 100% trash and debris removal along with oil and grease and dry weather spill capture. The CDS systems were specified due to their ability to treat high flow rates in a small footprint. In addition to saving valuable land space, Contech was able to expedite delivery of the CDS systems to keep the contractor on schedule for the looming deadline.