The SunTrax Project sits on 475 Acres inside a 2.25 mile oval track for high speed testing of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAV’s). CAV’s will be tested, advanced and readied for full-scale public deployment at this facility. Located off I-4 between Orlando and Tampa, SunTrax is a large-scale, cutting-edge facility being developed by the Florida Department of Transportation and Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise, dedicated to the research, development and testing of emerging transportation technologies in safe and controlled environments.
W. W. Gay was awarded both the Mechanical and Plumbing for this facility by Alston Construction headquartered in Sacramento California. The jobsite consists of five large buildings. This includes the Arrival and Conference Center (20,00 sq. ft.), Administration Building, Maintenance Building (27,000 sq. ft.), two large workshops (56,000 sq. ft. each) and a Central Utilities Building. There are also seven smaller support buildings, a Guard Shack, Fueling and Car Wash stations and a 70-foot-high Observation Tower.