Samuel Ginn College of Engineering

History

History

The AU-ESCTF was designed and constructed as part of a collaborative effort between the Highway Research Center (HRC) at Auburn University and ALDOT.  The location of the AU-ESCTF is a 2¼ acre site encompassed by two connecting access roads along with a 5.8 acre asphalt parking lot up gradient and east of the AU-ESCTF boundaries.  This area of land was originally intended as a reach to drain runoff from the impervious asphalt parking lot.  This site fulfilled two important needs for the facility: (1) it made available a renewable water source by collecting stormwater runoff from the parking lot and (2) provided topographical characteristics similar to highway roadside drainage areas.  Construction on the AU-ESCTF began in January 2009.  All construction activities were performed and monitored by the NCAT Test Track staff.

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