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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 February 17 to February 24

Throughout the week of February 20th, 2017, 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.

No work will occur Monday February 20th in observance of President's Day.

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 Ave will occur all week.

At Highland Avenue, project team members will erect structural steel over the northbound lanes (the east abutment) as well as install drainage throughout the week.

From Highland Avenue to Central Avenue, work will include installation of retaining wall piles throughout the week. In addition, construction of ramp H3 (I-95 Northbound to Highland Avenue Eastbound) and the dry water quality swale will occur. Project team members will also build drilling pads for walls, and drill and chip the southbound ledge cut.

At Route 9, work will include installation of mechanically stabilized earth abutment walls and drainage along Route 9, which will occur throughout the week. In addition, excavation and chipping of the drilled shafts will occur on Tuesday, February 21st, and the remainder of the week, forming, reinforcing, and pouring of pier footing will occur.

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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