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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 December 2 to December 9

Throughout the week of December 5th, 2016, Barletta Heavy Division (BHD), MassDOT’s contractor for the 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. Third shift work will occur at Route 9.

At Kendrick Street, installation of permanent median barrier will occur throughout the week. Prepping and installing noise wall panels from Kendrick Street to Highland Avenue will also occur.

At Highland Avenue, forming and reinforcing of pier 2 columns, east abutment footing, and pier 1 cap will occur throughout the week. Work will also consist of pouring pier 2 columns on Thursday December 8th.

At the median from Kendrick Street to the Highland Avenue, work this week will include stream stabilization activities, as well as placing loam along the shoulders and building the access road for the detention pond.

At Central Avenue, Barletta Heavy Division will be stripping topsoil and building platform for drill rigs on both the Northbound and Southbound sides throughout the week.

At Route 9, installation of Support of Excavation (SOE) materials, and excavation of the Route 9 bridge structure and abutments will occur all week. Additionally, installation of drainage along Ramp W7 (I-95 Southbound to Route 9 Westbound) and excavating the new ramp alignment, and installation of drainage along the mainline will occur throughout the week. Demolition of the Route 9 bridge deck and girders will occur during third shift hours. Activities during these work hours will include localized demolition of the concrete deck, including jack hammering and saw cutting, and removal of steel. Noise levels will be monitored during the work. BHD will implement appropriate noise control measures as needed.

BHD will be closing lanes during off-peak hours to continue construction of all bridges. Lane closures are permitted and 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.

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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