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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 April 21 to April 28

Throughout the week of April 24th, 2017, 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.

At Kendrick Street, milling and layout of the mainline at the southern project limits will occur Monday through Thursday, April 24th through 27th. On Monday April 24th, project team members will mobilize to conduct base paving in the median from Kendrick Street to Highland Avenue Southbound, followed by intermediate paving in the median from Kendrick Street to Highland Avenue Southbound Tuesday April 25th, and south of the Kendrick Street Bridge Wednesday and Thursday, April 26th and 27th. Wednesday (April 26th) through Friday (April 28th), preparation for and installing of milling mulch from Kendrick Street to Highland Avenue Southbound will occur.

At Highland Avenue, throughout the week, project team members will be installing reinforcing steel, and constructing Highland Avenue Westbound (within the work zone on the Highland Avenue Bridge). Construction of the H3 Ramp (I-95 Northbound to Highland Avenue Eastbound) and northbound collector-distributor road, and the southbound collector-distributor road between H7 and H8, which connect I-95 Southbound to Highland Avenue Westbound, will occur throughout the week. Utility gas work will continue on Highland Ave WB between First Ave and Gould St.

From Highland Avenue to Central Avenue, work will include forming and reinforcing of the northeast wingwall, as well as installation of retaining wall piles and wall lagging panels throughout the week. Project team members will also be installing drainage along the southbound collector-distributor road, forming, reinforcing, and pouring the Northwest and Southeast wingwall, and installing drainage along the Southbound collector/distributor road throughout the week. Forming and reinforcing of northwest wingwall footing will continue Monday through Wednesday, April 24th through 26th, and pouring of that wingwall will occur on Thursday, April 27th.

At Route 9, work will include construction of the median approaching the Route 9 Bridge on the mainline and installation of deck pans throughout the week.

BHD will be closing lanes during off-peak hours to continue construction of all bridges. 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.

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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