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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: Week of May 23

Throughout the week of May 23rd, 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.

The week of the 23rd also includes third shift work between the hours of 7:00PM and 5:00AM at the I-95 Mainline.

At Kendrick Street, work will consist of installation of wall coping and level up, as well as forming and reinforcing bridge sidewalks, barriers, and walls. Installation of the curb and sidewalk along the north side of Kendrick Street will also occur. Deck curing will continue through Tuesday May 24th to ensure correct curing of the concrete bridge deck.

At Highland Avenue, NSTAR communication installation, excavation and construction of a detention basin will occur throughout the week.

At Central Avenue and the Railroad Bridge, work will consist of backfill and removal of lagging.

At Route 9, forming and reinforcing of pier footing, as well as installation of wall panels and loading out ledge will occur.

On the I-95 mainline, plantings will be installed at the wetland. Night work will consist of installation of drainage crossings.

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

No meetings are planned at this time.

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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