Needham – Wellesley and Newton
Add-A-Lane Contract V along a Section of Interstate 95 Includes 6 Bridges
Period of February 17th to 24th
Throughout the week of February 20th, 2017, 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.
All project work is currently underway within the Town of Needham, except at the I-95/Route 9 Interchange which is located in Wellesley.
No work will occur Monday February 20th in observance of President’s Day.
At Kendrick Street, forming, reinforcing, and pouring of cast-in-place barrier south of the Kendrick Street median, as well as installation of noise wall panels from Kendrick Street to Highland Ave will occur all week.
At Highland Avenue, project team members will erect structural steel over the northbound lanes (the east abutment) as well as install drainage throughout the week.
From Highland Avenue to Central Avenue, work will include installation of retaining wall piles throughout the week. In addition, construction of ramp H3 (I-95 Northbound to Highland Avenue Eastbound) and the dry water quality swale will occur. Project team members will also build drilling pads for walls, and drill and chip the southbound ledge cut.
At Route 9, work will include installation of mechanically stabilized earth abutment walls and drainage along Route 9, which will occur throughout the week. In addition, excavation and chipping of the drilled shafts will occur on Tuesday, February 21st, and the remainder of the week, forming, reinforcing, and pouring of pier footing will occur.
BHD will be closing lanes during off-peak hours to continue construction of all bridges. 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 more information about the project, visit the website at http://www.massdot.state.ma.us/highway/HighlightedProjects/NeedhamWellesleyI95AddALane.aspx