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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 June 15, 2018 to June 22, 2018

Throughout the week of June 18, 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 and a third shift of 7:00PM to 5:00AM. 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, crews will install granite veneer at the Central Avenue Bridge throughout the week. Crews will also chip and repair the existing concrete at the Central Avenue arch. Work to install the cables for the noise wall vines and the hydrant access signs and location markers will take place. Night shift work to repair the original Central Avenue bridge structure is ongoing.

At Route 9, work to pour the median cap will take place throughout the week.

Along the mainline, project team members will raise the castings throughout the week. Work to mill the Southbound Mainline from Cedar Street to Highland Avenue will occur Sunday, June 17 to Tuesday, June 19. Team members will pave the intermediate course Northbound from Highland Avenue to Route 9 Sunday, June 17 and Monday, June 18. Crews will mill and pave the Southbound leveling pavement course from Route 9 to Highland Avenue and mill in preparation for drainage installation near the Southern limits on the Southbound side Tuesday, June 19 and Wednesday, June 20. Traffic heading Northbound on the mainline will be relocated to the center of the roadway on Wednesday, June 20. Crews will perform a ride test on the Northbound mainline on Thursday, June 21 and pave the intermediate course Southbound from Route 9 to Highland Avenue on Friday, June 22.

BHD will be closing lanes during off-peak hours to continue construction of all bridges. Night work along Route 9 will require nightly ramp closures with associated detours. It is anticipated that night shift lane closures on I-95 will occur to remove temporary barrier. 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 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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