Throughout the week of April 11th, 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.
The week of the 11th also includes third shift work between the hours of 7:00PM and 5:00AM at Kendrick Street and Route 9. Night work at Kendrick Street is anticipated to conclude on April 16th.
- At Kendrick Street, work will continue on the new bridge and on/off ramps, focusing on the installation of retaining walls, decking, and utilities. During the third shifts from Monday, April 11th to Thursday, April 14th, work will include installation of overhead brackets for the bridge deck.
- At Ramp K1 (Kendrick Street westbound onto 128/I-95 northbound), work throughout the week will focus on wall installation
- In the median south of Highland Avenue, clearing and grubbing work will take place and filter tubes will be installed for erosion and sedimentation control. Throughout the week, Verizon will be conducting utilities work. On Monday, April 11th, work will consist of excavation for Ramp H5 (Highland Avenue eastbound to Kendrick Street and 128/I-95 southbound).
- At Route 9, work will focus on wall installation, drilled shaft and pile installation, and excavation. Night work will be conducted from Monday, April 11th to Thursday, April 14th for excavation and to shift traffic at Ramps W1 (Route 9 to 129/I-128 northbound) and W2 (128/I-95 northbound to Route 9 westbound).
- Along the mainline, predrilling and hammering will occur at the northbound outcropping ledge.
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.