AUSTIN (KXAN) - As racing is about to begin at the Circuit of The Americas, a two-month long race on the north side of the track ended successfully Thursday night.
Crews had been racing to turn Kellam Road from a narrow dirt path into a mile and a half long, three-lane road leading directly from Pearce to the track's northern gate.
Crews labored seven days a week, 12 to 15 hours a day.
It is hoped this new direct road will ease traffic congestion on the other ways leading to the new track.
"It took a lot of men, a lot of hours but we made it in the nick of time," said Mike Gabel, project manager. "I'm proud of everyone involved, they did a great job."
The Circuit of The Americas paid $4.4 million for the project. They will be reimbursed when Kellam officially becomes a county road at the end of the year.
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