- I-630/I-430 Big Rock Interchange -

, I-630/I-430 Big Rock Interchange, Top Elastomeric Concrete Form Liners (Capable of 50-100 Pulls), Top Elastomeric Concrete Form Liners (Capable of 50-100 Pulls)
, I-630/I-430 Big Rock Interchange, Top Elastomeric Concrete Form Liners (Capable of 50-100 Pulls), Top Elastomeric Concrete Form Liners (Capable of 50-100 Pulls)
, I-630/I-430 Big Rock Interchange, Top Elastomeric Concrete Form Liners (Capable of 50-100 Pulls), Top Elastomeric Concrete Form Liners (Capable of 50-100 Pulls)
, I-630/I-430 Big Rock Interchange, Top Elastomeric Concrete Form Liners (Capable of 50-100 Pulls), Top Elastomeric Concrete Form Liners (Capable of 50-100 Pulls)
, I-630/I-430 Big Rock Interchange, Top Elastomeric Concrete Form Liners (Capable of 50-100 Pulls), Top Elastomeric Concrete Form Liners (Capable of 50-100 Pulls)
  • Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Form Liner Type. Custom
  • Year of Completion. 2013
  • Project Impact. Responding to an increase in traffic along the I-630/I-430 interchange since its construction in 1975, Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department enacted a $150 million-dollar highway improvement plan that included a lane expansion, a bridge extension, and multiple flyovers.
  • Features & Design Context. Aesthetic infrastructure design firm, Creative Design Resolutions, Inc. was approached by Bridgefarmer & Associates, Inc to create culturally-specific aesthetic designs for the massive highway project. Creative Design Resolutions, Inc. designed parapet, flyover piers, and MSE wall designs that were inspired by the state’s tree, the Loblolly Pine. For the project, CFL handcrafted the representational and intricately detailed Loblolly Pine “forest” featured on the highways’ MSE walls.
  • Techniques & Requirements.
    • The patterns were handcrafted with a maximum two-inch relief.
    • The form liners were cast using high-quality elastomeric/urethane rubber, each capable of producing up to fifty concrete patterns.
  • Awards
  • Stakeholders.  Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department, City of Little Rock
  •          Consulting Engineering Firm: Bridgefarmer & Associates, Inc.
  •          Aesthetic Infrastructure Design Firm. Creative Design Resolutions, Inc.
  •          Contractor. Weaver-Bailey Contractors; Kiewet Southern Co.; Manhattan Road & Bridge Co.