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Archives for December 2016
Add-A-Lane Contract V along a Section of Interstate 95 Includes 6 Bridges
Period of December 16th to December 23rd
Throughout the week of December 19th, 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. Third shift work will occur at Route 9.
At Kendrick Street, installing steel angle for barrier retrofit south of the Kendrick Street Bridge will occur throughout the week, in addition to prepping and installing noise wall panels from Kendrick Street to Highland Avenue.
At Highland Avenue, work will include forming, pouring, and stripping of pier 1 cap (Tuesday December 20th), pier 2 cap (Monday through Thursday, December 19th through 22nd), and east abutment (throughout the week). Miscellaneous drainage installation will also occur throughout the week.
From Highland Avenue to Central Avenue, project team members will complete benching for soldier piles and test pits install the test pits on the Northbound side throughout the week. In addition, work will include completion of bench for the soldier pits and test piles on the southbound side on Monday and Tuesday, December 19th and 20th. Demolition of the Northbound railroad bridge abutment will be completed Monday and Tuesday December 19th and 20th, and the corresponding southbound bridge abutment demolition will be completed Wednesday and Thursday December 21st and 22nd.
At Route 9, installation of drilled shafts and drainage along the mainline median will occur all week. Excavation of the south abutment and Support of Excavation (SOE) materials will also occur throughout the week. North and South abutment demolition will occur during third shift hours from Monday December 19th through Thursday December 22nd. Activities during these work hours will include localized demolition of the concrete, including jack hammering and saw cutting, and removal of steel. Noise levels will be monitored during the work. BHD will implement appropriate noise control measures as needed. Demolition operations at Route 9 will be completed during the week covered by this look-ahead.
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 http://www.massdot.state.ma.us/highway/HighlightedProjects/NeedhamWellesleyI95AddALane.aspx.