Overseeing the laying of the new track at Morgan Park are Downer General Manager Airports and Specialised Pavements Mark Taylor, Cr Yve Stocks, Mayor Tracy Dobie and President of Warwick District Sporting Car Club John Torr.
Overseeing the laying of the new track at Morgan Park are Downer General Manager Airports and Specialised Pavements Mark Taylor, Cr Yve Stocks, Mayor Tracy Dobie and President of Warwick District Sporting Car Club John Torr. Jonno Colfs

Major resurfacing work at Morgan Park Raceway

MOTORSPORT: A company with experience in laying asphalt on most major raceways in Australia is currently placing 2700 tonnes on Morgan Park Raceway.

Warwick District Sporting Car Club president John Torr said it was necessary to resurface race surfaces every 10 to 15 years.

"I believe this is the biggest and most expensive project to be undertaken at Morgan Park," Torr said.

"The resurfacing has been planned over three years. Contractors Downer EDI have worked for two weeks to repair rough and corrugated sections of the track, especially corners."

"Some drainage work has been done as the wet winter last year led to the track breaking up in some areas."

Local contractors and suppliers have been used to carry out pavement and kerb works.

Torr said the 2017 program had been put back to the first weekend on March.

"The resurfaced track will need a month to cure," he said.

Mayor Tracy Dobie said the resurfacing fitted in well with the council's move to develop greater co-operation with Ipswich City Council.

"Motor racing will be a part of that co-operation, the resurfacing will enable Warwick to attract more and bigger events," Cr Dobie said.

"The drivers and riders love the raceway at Morgan Park. There are people on the track every day as it is available for private hire."

Raceway Facts

2,700 tonnes of asphalt placed at 40mm thickness covering 27,000m2.

Asphalt transported in 120 truck loads from Downer's Swanbank asphalt plant..

Asphalt mix specially designed for Morgan Park being placed over three days using a computerised level control system.

190 metres of new concrete kerb constructed in addition to pavement patching and shape correction.

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