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Construction of the Canadian Motor Speedway has begun

From CMS

Canadian Motor Speedway (CMS) is proud to announce that after seven years of government regulatory and developmental process, heavy excavation equipment is working the CMS site in Fort Erie Ontario, to commence phase-one of the project, the relocation and major environmental enhancement of Miller Creek.

CMS is a world-class motorsport and entertainment development in Fort Erie, Ontario. CMS will include industrial, recreational and commercial retail space, as well as a motorsport innovation park in collaboration with McMaster University's renowned Faculty of Engineering, expanding the build-out to $400 million.

The core of the project is a stand-alone "Jeff Gordon Designed Signature Speedway" that combines to form an FIA/FIM grade road course.

The core property for the oval, the grandstands and the road course is in CMS hands, while work to finalize site planning and the archeological clearances of the periphery properties has been scheduled over the next three months.

Aecon Group Inc., one of Canada's largest construction companies, is the project's Construction Manager. They will be responsible for managing the entire 820 acre development, working with local construction resources to ensure CMS is positioned for timely completion, within targeted cost, with the highest level of quality and safety.

CMS plans a formal ground-breaking in late spring of 2014 to green-flag eighteen months of construction of the sports' first Carbon Neutral, and Canada's first world class oval and integrated road course hosting a variety of racing platforms, notably stock car and open wheel racing, which is slated to be race-ready in 2016.