Throughout the week of July 25th, 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.
At Kendrick Street, operations will include installation of guardrail on July 25th and 26th, and installation of the curb and preparing for sidewalks on July 26th through 28th. At Ramp K4 (I-95 Southbound to Kendrick Street Westbound), noise wall panels will be installed throughout the week, and the guardrail will be installed on Thursday July 28th. At Ramp K3 (I-95 Northbound to Kendrick Street Eastbound), the attenuator will be installed on Tuesday July 26th, and the guardrail will be installed on Wednesday July 27th.
At Highland Avenue, work will consist of installation of median drainage, sidewalk/barrier, and northbound timber piles. Utility relocation will also occur.
At Central Avenue and the Railroad Bridge, during the first half of the week (July 25th through 27th), stripping of arch framework and demolition of arch wall will occur. Additionally, on Monday and Tuesday, installation of drainage will occur. Backfill and preparation for approach slab will occur on Thursday and Friday, July 28th and 29th.
At Route 9, removal of ledge cut, placement of wall moment slab, and installation of structural steel, deck pans, and studs will occur throughout the week. From Wednesday July 27th through Friday July 29th, work will also include the installation of brackets and drainage along the northbound shoulder.
On the I-95 mainline, installation of drainage crossings and temporary paving for Highland Avenue demolition will occur throughout the week.
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.