Austin's Circuit of the Americas has resumed construction after being halted for the past several weeks.
The delay in construction, along with speculation about a prospective management change following a written request from promoter Tavo Hellmund to the Texas state comptroller, had raised questions about the $300 million project, which is scheduled to host its first Formula 1 United States Grand Prix on Nov. 18, 2012. However, the track says construction at the 3.4-mile road course is now back on course.
"We just started back today," Max Chapman, construction manager for the project, told Austin's American-Statesman on Tuesday. Chapman said contracts in excess of $100 million have now been authorized and should cover most of the remaining construction.
"That's mechanical, electrical, concrete frame – all phases of the project," he said. "It's the last big piece."
Although no buildings and grandstands have yet been constructed on the site, a track spokesman said that all the necessary permits have been secured and development can now proceed.