Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach kicks off 53 days of construction on 1.97-mile track

Tuesday marked the kick-off to 53 days of construction on the 1.97-mile Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach temporary race circuit through the downtown streets of Long Beach.

Over the next seven weeks, more than 2,400 concrete blocks forming the temporary racetrack, debris fencing, grandstand seating, power, telephone lines and countless amenities for the more than 187,000 fans expected during the 46th Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach that will run April 17-19 and feature the NTT INDYCAR SERIES, IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Pirelli GT4 America SprintX, SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks, Super Drift Challenge and the Historic Formula Atlantic Challenge. Tuesday, February 25, 2020.

Front row, left to right, International Union of North America (LIUNA) Local 1309 Business Manager/Secretary-Treasurer Peter Santillan, Grand Prix Association of Long Beach President & CEO Jim Michaelian, Grand Prix Association of Long Beach Director of Operations Dwight Tanaka is handed the keys to two new Honda Ridgeline trucks from Honda Manager of Motorsports Communications T.E. McHale. Photo by Stephen Carr.

Bicyclists pass by the newly installed barriers along Shoreline Drive, for the 1.97-mile Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach temporary race circuit, that weaves through the downtown streets of Long Beach. Photo by Stephen Carr.

Grand Prix Association of Long Beach President & CEO Jim Michaelian speaks during a media event kicking off 53 days of construction on the 1.97-mile Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach temporary race circuit through the downtown streets of Long Beach. Photo by Stephen Carr.

Crews work on the newly installed barriers, for the 1.97-mile Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach. Photo by Stephen Carr.

Crews work on the newly installed barriers along Shoreline Drive, for the 1.97-mile Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach temporary race circuit, that weaves through the downtown streets of Long Beach. The construction of the course takes 53 days. Photo by Stephen Carr.

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