|Title:||I-64 Capacity Improvements / Segment I – Sound Walls|
|Location:||I-64 westbound from Jefferson Avenue to Fort Eustis Boulevard in Newport News, VA|
|General Contractor/Client:||Shirley Contracting Company, LLC|
|Project Engineer:||Dewberry Consultants, LLC|
|Geotechnical Engineer:||GeoConcepts Engineering, Inc.|
|Sound Walls Designer:||ERS Structural, LLC|
|Steel Post Fabricator:||Nasir & Associates, LLC|
|Sound Walls Panel Supplier:||Faddis Concrete Products|
|Project Start Date:||February 2017|
|Project Completion Date:||November 2017|
|Project Overview:||VDOT contracted with Shirley Contracting Company, LLC to add a 12-foot wide travel lane and shoulder along a 5.6 mile stretch of I-64 in both directions, spanning just west of Jefferson Avenue (Route 143 exit 255) to east of Yorktown Road (Route 238 exit 247) in Newport News, VA.
The west bound lane required Sound Walls to reduce traffic noise to local residents. Terra Site Constructors constructed 540 spread footing foundations with anchor bolts and steel posts and installed 21 drilled shafts with concrete and galvanized steel posts, erecting approximately 208,000 square feet of precast sound absorptive concrete panels covering 2.4 miles (12,550 linear feet) of I-64.
|Purpose:||Terra Site Constructors was selected as the subcontractor to design and install foundations, posts and panels for two 15-foot high Sound Walls to reduce traffic noise in key residential areas impacted by the highway widening.|
|Solutions:||The Terra Site Constructors team used our vast experience and construction knowledge and enlisted the design expertise of ERS Structural, LLC to develop and implement innovative solutions which included:
|Outcome:||TSC designed and installed efficient Sound Walls which met VDOT noise study requirements, and completed the project on-budget and on-time despite a fast track timeline of 7 months.|
Terra Site Constructors was able to overcome significant challenges through innovative design, strong construction management, and a 'never quit' attitude. This was a substantial project with tight deadlines and various site challenges, however, Terra worked collaboratively with us and condensed their schedule in order to meet the project deadline. In short, they delivered, and I couldn’t be more pleased.