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Noise Wall To Be Installed As Part Of I-66 Transformation
April 29, 2019

The transformation of the Virginia I-66 is anticipated to begin this coming June. One unique feature will be the installation of a 523,000 square foot noise barrier wall along the highway. To mitigate the highway traffic noise impact on adjacent residential communities, Durisol absorptive wall panels walls will be constructed or replaced at select locations on I-66 East and West between the Dulles Connector Road and Fairfax Drive/Glebe Road (Exit 71).

Multiple factors determine whether noise walls are feasible and reasonable and where they will be installed, including noise analyses, design plans, and traffic studies. As an approved product, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has specified Durisol absorptive noise barriers for years because of both their cost-effectiveness and the due to the manufacturing turnaround.

Set to be completed by late 2022, the 11,500-panel noise wall will sit atop a post and pile retaining wall and feature a traditional drystack pattern on the highway and a natural stone pattern on the residential side.

“Our mission is to be the leading supplier of Noise Barriers in North America. Securing a P3 project of this magnitude continues to project our team forward,” noted Mark VanBakel, General Manager, Durisol.

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