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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 March 24th to March 31st

Throughout the week of March 27th, 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, forming, reinforcing, and pouring of cast-in-place barrier south of the Kendrick Street median as well as installation of noise wall panels from Kendrick Street to Highland Avenue will continue throughout the week.

At Highland Avenue, project team members will install reinforcing steel and drainage along the mainline at the east abutment throughout the week. Additionally, construction of the H3 Ramp (I-95 Northbound to Highland Avenue Eastbound), northbound collector-distributor road, and Highland Avenue Westbound (within the work zone on the Highland Avenue Bridge) will occur all week. No traffic disruptions will occur as a result of this work.

From Highland Avenue to Central Avenue, work will include installation of retaining wall piles throughout the week. In addition, excavation of the Central Avenue wingwalls and installation of support of excavation (SOE) materials will occur all week. Project team members will also be forming, reinforcing, and pouring the Northwest wingwall, and drilling and chipping the southbound ledge throughout the week.

At Route 9, work will include drainage along Route 9, forming and reinforcing of pier cap, and construction of the median approaching the Route 9 Bridge on the mainline 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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