Throughout the week of May 30th, 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. Work will not take place on Monday May 30th in recognition of Memorial Day.
The week of the 30th 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, work will consist of installation of roadway excavation and grading, as well as installation of traffic conduits, approach slabs, and wall barriers. Forming and reinforcing bridge sidewalks and medians will occur. Additionally, wall moment slab, noise wall piles and piles will be formed. Comcast and Siena will be working on utility cutovers.
- At the Kendrick Street ramps, work will consist of grading and then paving ramp H5 (Highland Avenue Eastbound to Kendrick Street Southbound).
- At Highland Avenue, NSTAR communication utility installation, compost and plant installation at the Northern wetland area, and excavation and construction of a detention basin will occur throughout the week. Comcast and Siena will also be working on utility cutovers.
- At Central Avenue and the Railroad Bridge, work will consist of backfill and removal of lagging.
- At Route 9, installation of walls, scaling and installing loam at the ledge cut, and loading out ledge will occur. Additionally, forming, reinforcing and pouring of pier columns will take place. 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.
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.
For more information about the project, visit the website at MassDOT Update.
In response to community requests, a graphic providing a key for identifying the various ramp designations, origins and destinations associated with the project’s completed configuration has been added to the project website.