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Maryland 216

Maryland Route 216, Sound barrier

  • Project Impact. The aesthetic treatments for this sound barrier in Prince George’s County reintroduced the natural environment that had been obscured as a result of this three-mile interstate highway expansion.
  • Features & Design Context. Each precast panel features iconographic images of Maryland’s local ecosystems, including trees and birds native to the area. The panels employed in this design are modular and can be reconfigured into an infinite number of unique combinations to create miles of designs.
  • Techniques & Requirements.
    • Initially, each clay pattern was hand-sculpted by Creative Form Liners’ team of skilled craftsmen.
    • From the patterns, the form liners were fabricated using high-quality elastomeric/urethane rubber capable of reproducing the fine detail present in the final built cast-in-place walls.
  • Stakeholders. Maryland State Highway Administration
  • Media.
    • Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, PCI Journal. (2006, December). Sculptured Precast Concrete Soundwalls Beautify Maryland Interstate 216 Baltimore, Maryland [Press release]. Retrieved February 26, 2017, from http://www.pci.org