South Gate and North Gate
Pursuing its objective of improving safety and reception, the Syndicat Mixte des 24 Heures du Mans is undertaking several works at the level of the two main gates. To the north, this gate, which is now mainly pedestrian during the 24 Hours of Le Mans, will be optimized to facilitate the reception of spectators and to secure flows.
🇬🇧 The 24 Hours of Le Mans circuit is getting a makeover!
To the south, the construction of a new building and the widening of access roads will aim to optimize vehicle flows. Work on these two doors will be completed ahead of the 2023 24 Hours of Le Mans.
In order to further improve safety on the circuit and quickly take care of the injured, a new Track Medical Center will be installed as part of the partnership with MMA and will ensure the rapid evacuation of the injured if necessary to hospitals thanks to the construction from a helipad. This medical center is under construction and will be operational during the 2023 season.
Extension of the Museum
The 24 Hours of Le Mans Museum is a major place in the history of the automobile, welcoming more than 120,000 visitors a year. Since its acquisition in 2017 by the ACO, the Museum has continued to grow. In order to offer ever more fascinating exhibitions for visitors, the ACO has decided to expand the Museum. This extension will have an architectural signature with a surface area of 3400m2 and will accommodate, in particular, cars from a private collection. In a second step, the current Museum will receive a “relift” in order to offer a coherent whole. The goal? Make the 24 Hours of Le Mans Museum the finest motorsport museum in Europe. See you in 2024 to discover this new setting!
Located near the Museum, this esplanade, whose works will be carried out by the Syndicat Mixte des 24 Heures du Mans, will also benefit from a beautification. In all, nearly 10,000m2 will be renovated, with the creation of different squares to accommodate villages, or outdoor exhibitions. Pursuing the objectives set out in its CSR strategy, the ACO has also made it a priority to improve access for people with reduced mobility. The renovation of this esplanade will also be completed ahead of the centenary of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
This iconic area of the circuit, both for the general public and ACO Members, will also be reviewed with a view to the Centenary of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Major embellishment work will improve the spectator experience at the Dunlop Footbridge exit. In line with its CSR strategy, the ACO has also decided to green these spaces, representing more than 6000m2.
This brand new pedestrian footbridge, with disabled access, will see the light of day in the spring of 2023. around the International Karting circuit. About 50 meters long, and located before the junction bend (after the Porsche bends), this footbridge will optimize pedestrian traffic during the 24 Hours of Le Mans and Le Mans Classic.
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