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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 July 4

Throughout the week of July 4th, 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.

No work will take place on July 4th in observance of Independence Day. The week of the 4th also includes third shift work between the hours of 7:00PM and 5:00AM on Route 9 and at the I-95 Mainline.

At Kendrick Street operations will include installation of piles, forming, reinforcing, and pouring walls, barriers, and guardrail transitions, installation of mast arms and curbing, placing of roadway pavement and sidewalk concrete, paving ramps to and from the I-95 mainline, and installation of noise wall panels.

At Highland Avenue, Verizon will install and connect new lines as will Comcast. Installation of plants at the Southern wetland area and channel stabilization, as well as full depth pavement construction for the Highland Avenue shift will occur. Work will also include the installation of northbound timber piles. Sidewalk, barrier, and approach slabs will be formed, reinforced, and placed.

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

At Route 9, full depth construction of ramp W2 (I-95 Northbound to Route 9 Westbound), and installation of walls, noise wall posts, anchor bolts and pedestals at abutments will occur. Keeper blocks and pedestals will be formed and poured. National Grid will be relocating gas lines during day and night work hours throughout the week.

On the I-95 mainline, night work will consist of installation of drainage crossings. Ledge will also be removed near the Route 9 interchange during this time period.

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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