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Sculptural Relief for Sound Barriers on Route 28

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Sculptural Relief for Sound Barriers on Route 28




The Office of Public Art, working on behalf of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), seeks a visual artist or artist team to design a sculptural relief artwork that will be incorporated into concrete sound barrier panels as part of a highway reconstruction project.

Located at the Highland Park Bridge Interchange on the north bank of the Allegheny River, the project is part of the State Route 28 ramp reconstruction project. Twelve panels with integrated artwork will be fabricated in total. Seven panels will be located on the northbound side of the interchange, and five panels will be located on the southbound side. The artwork will be created by fabricating custom formwork with relief patterns designed by the selected artist. The panels, including the artwork, will be fabricated and installed through a separate contract with a fabricator based in the Pittsburgh region. The artist will not provide fabrication for the project. Fabrication and installation of the panels is anticipated to be completed in summer 2022.

Information Session

OPA will hold an artist information session online via Zoom on Monday, March 15, 2021 from 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM. To ensure meeting security, advance registration is required and can be accessed here:  https://tinyurl.com/RT28-Info.

Artist Fee

$30,000 + additional allowance for reimbursable expenses