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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 March 16, 2018 to March 23, 2018

Throughout the week of March 19, 2018, Barletta Heavy Division (BHD), MassDOT’s contractor for the I-95/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 and a third shift of 7:00PM to 5:00AM. All project work is currently underway within the Town of Needham, except at the I-95/Route 9 Interchange, which is located in Wellesley.

From Highland Avenue to Central Avenue, work throughout the week will address the forming, reinforcing, and pouring of the cast-in-place cap along barrier wall and the end posts at the Central Avenue Bridge.

At Route 9, work will address the forming, reinforcing, and pouring of the concrete at the Route 9 abutments. Additionally, project team members will be installing noise wall panels along the St. Mary’s Street alignment.

Along the mainline, work to remove the temporary barrier from Highland Avenue to the southern limits southbound will occur Monday, March 19 through Thursday, March 22.

BHD will be closing lanes during off-peak hours to continue construction of all bridges. It is anticipated that night shift lane closures on I-95 will occur to remove barrier and patch potholes. Lane closures 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.

For questions or issues and concerns related to construction, please email the project's public involvement specialist, Nathaniel Curtis at

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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