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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 25

Throughout the week of July 25th, 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.

At Kendrick Street, operations will include installation of guardrail on July 25th and 26th, and installation of the curb and preparing for sidewalks on July 26th through 28th. At Ramp K4 (I-95 Southbound to Kendrick Street Westbound), noise wall panels will be installed throughout the week, and the guardrail will be installed on Thursday July 28th. At Ramp K3 (I-95 Northbound to Kendrick Street Eastbound), the attenuator will be installed on Tuesday July 26th, and the guardrail will be installed on Wednesday July 27th.

At Highland Avenue, work will consist of installation of median drainage, sidewalk/barrier, and northbound timber piles. Utility relocation will also occur.

At Central Avenue and the Railroad Bridge, during the first half of the week (July 25th through 27th), stripping of arch framework and demolition of arch wall will occur. Additionally, on Monday and Tuesday, installation of drainage will occur. Backfill and preparation for approach slab will occur on Thursday and Friday, July 28th and 29th.

At Route 9, removal of ledge cut, placement of wall moment slab, and installation of structural steel, deck pans, and studs will occur throughout the week. From Wednesday July 27th through Friday July 29th, work will also include the installation of brackets and drainage along the northbound shoulder.

On the I-95 mainline, installation of drainage crossings and temporary paving for Highland Avenue demolition will occur throughout the week.

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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