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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 January 13 to January 20

Throughout the week of January 16th, 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.

At Kendrick Street, prepping and installing noise wall panels from Kendrick Street to Highland Avenue continues throughout the week.

At Highland Avenue, work will include miscellaneous drainage installation and installation of Phase two structural steel from pier 1 to pier 2 throughout the week.

From Highland Avenue to Central Avenue, work will include installation of retaining wall piles, building of drilling pads for walls, and excavation of Central Avenue wing walls throughout the week.

At Route 9, work will include installation of permanent H piles, leveling pads, mechanically stabilized earth walls, and drainage along the mainline median and W7 (I-95 Southbound to Route 9 Eastbound), W1 (Route 9 to I-95 Northbound), and W2 (I-95 Northbound to Route 9 Eastbound) ramps will occur all week. Installation of drilled shaft two will occur Monday and Tuesday, January 16th and 17th, and the installation of drilled shaft three will occur Wednesday through Friday, January 18th through 20th.

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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