Category
Design-Build

Client
Maryland Department of Transportation/State Highway Administration

Location
Howard County, Maryland

Key Challenges & Project Details

  • Design/preparation of 100% plans for 2-mile realignment of MD 216
  • Project located near environmentally-sensitive Hammond Branch
  • Instituted environmental stewardship program to mitigate impact to the area
  • Dual-divided highway with two signalized intersections
  • New off-ramp from I-95 South to MD 216 West
  • Reconstruction of Leishear and Crest Roads
  • 200,000 CY+ earthwork operations; box culvert extensions; utility coordination
  • Installation and design of all roadway and installation of electric, water, sewer, gas, petroleum, fiber optic and cabling
  • Design/construction of all highway-related items
  • Bifurcating the proposed roadway balanced earthwork, reduced impact to wetlands and buffers, and cut months off the project schedule
  • Public relations efforts included monthly community meetings, newsletters & an 800 telephone line

Awards Received

  • 2006 Ascent Design Award for Best Custom Transportation Solution
  • 2006 PCI Bridge Design Award – Best Custom Transportation Design
  • 2005 MdQI Award of Excellence for Major Roadway Partnering – Major Project
  • 2005 MdQI Award of Excellence for Major Road Award

Design Partner
Rummel, Klepper & Khal, LLP (RK & K)