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MD 216 Relocation and Noise Barriers. Laurel, Maryland.

This project was awarded the 2006 Best Custom Transportation Solutions by the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute.

The MD 216 Relocated project was a 1.6-mile relocation of a major collector along new alignment, including a four-lane roadway, two at-grade intersections, noise abatement walls, and several culverts.

The firm acted on behalf of the Maryland State Highway Administration to prepare preliminary construction documents and review design-build submittals during construction, actively coordinating with the design-build team throughout the project and reviewing all submittal packages. Working drawing and construction engineering support services included review and approval of the design-build team's contract documents as well as details of all aspects of the noise wall construction. All noise barrier and culvert structures on the project were prescriptive designs taken to 100% design development.

Project Highlights


WRA prepared 100% plans for five noise barriers totaling over 15,000 feet. Final design included noise modeling, horizontal and vertical layout, constructability analysis, geotechnical and structural design. Panels incorporated art mural scenes throughout the corridor, a first for SHA.