Race fans are gearing up for the Grand Prix of Baltimore, but the work behind the event is already in progress and will continue right up to Labor Day weekend. Long® Fence is providing 36,000 linear feet of temporary fencing to establish the spectator area for ticketed race fans. Pedestrian barricades will also be implemented for crowd control and safety. White PVC fence will be used in unrestricted areas that focus more on aesthetic appeal. For additional reasons of safety and security, Long® Fence will also enclose the pedestrian bridge over Light Street with temporary fence and screening.
Twenty-five percent of the track is constructed in the last six days, so most work on the grandstand fencing will be completed during that time. Installation takes place at night, after Orioles and Ravens games, in order for traffic disruptions in downtown Baltimore to remain at a minimum.
The Grand Prix of Baltimore is a major motor sports event that takes place in the streets of Baltimore, running from the historic Inner Harbor to Camden Yards on Labor Day weekend, August 31 through September 2, 2012. The event will feature the IZOD IndyCar Series and the American Le Mans Series racing at 180 mph over a 12-turn course in the heart of downtown Baltimore. More than 100,000 spectators enjoyed the 2011 event and the 2012 Grand Prix is expected to be even bigger and better.