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Project Status

Barletta Heavy Division, Inc. is the prime contractor. Construction began in January 2015 and is expected to be completed in Spring 2019. MassDOT established an interim milestone requiring a portion of the new Kendrick Street Interchange to be open to traffic in Fall 2016.

The project has been split into five major stages to minimize impacts to the traveling public. Stage 1 (January 2015 to October 2015) includes the following:

  • Widening the northern half of the Kendrick Street Bridge while maintaining the existing three lanes on the structure.
  • Building Kendrick Street ramp bridge to I-95 NB.
  • Commencing construction of the new Highland Street Bridge while maintaining traffic on the existing spans.
  • Initial construction at the interchange of I-95 and Route 9.
  • Demolition of the railroad bridge over I-95.

View the Project Overview page for more detailed information including the new Interchange Ramp Configurations.

Current Construction Activities: Period of January 19 to January 26, 2018

Throughout the week of January 22, 2018, Barletta Heavy Division (BHD), MassDOT’s contractor for the I-95/Route 128 Add-a-Lane Bridge V project, will continue construction operations. Work will be performed project-wide during the standard working hours of 7:00AM to 3:00PM. All project work is currently underway within the Town of Needham, except at the I-95/Route 9 Interchange, which is located in Wellesley.

From Highland Avenue to Central Avenue, work throughout the week will address installation of the cast-in-place cap along the barrier wall; forming, reinforcing, and pouring of both the Central Avenue coping and aqueduct grade beams.

At Route 9, work will address finishing demolition of the existing Route 9 Bridge south abutment Monday and Tuesday (January 22 and 23). Excavation for mechanically stabilized earth wall footing at the south abutment will occur Wednesday (January 24), followed by forming and pouring of south abutment footing on Thursday and Friday (January 25 and 26). Additionally, project team members will install drainage along the southbound mainline shoulder; form, reinforce, and pour grade beams and noise wall stairs; and install noise wall panels at Cedar Street.

Lane closures are necessary to create a safe work zone; drivers are asked to be aware of possible lane closures for their own safety and that of the project team. Please also note that all work—especially related to paving—is contingent upon the weather.

For questions or issues and concerns related to construction, please email the project’s public involvement specialist, Nathaniel Curtis at

Upcoming Meetings and Meeting Presentations


There are no meetings currently scheduled.


Getting Involved

Please sign up for e-mail updates on the project. Send questions and comments to:

For additional information, please contact:

Nathaniel Curtis, Howard/Stein-Hudson, Public Involvement Specialist
Tel: (617)482-7080 x236


Donny Dailey
MassDOT Legislative Liaison

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