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Whittier Bridge, August 8, 2013MassDOT’s design/build contractor for the Whittier Bridge/I-95 Improvement Project will continue work beginning Monday, December 2. The work will require day and night lane closures on I-95 northbound and southbound throughout the project limits. Daytime closures will be limited to single lanes. Nighttime closures may be single or multiple lanes, depending on the location. Lane closures related to specific activities are listed in the schedule below, as appropriate. Some work may occur on weekends.

Lane closures resume on Monday, December 2 with a single lane closure on I-95 northbound from the on-ramp at Route 113 to just north of the off-ramp for Route 110 west for most of the remainder of the year. The closure is necessary for the contractor to build the new I-95 northbound alignment. The lane closure hours will be 7 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Thursday and 7 AM to 3 PM on Fridays and Saturdays.

The $292 million project is one of five “mega” projects in the historic Accelerated Bridge Program to repair or replace structurally deficient bridges.  The design-build project will replace the existing 57-year old six-lane bridge over the Merrimack River with a new eight-lane structure that will also include bicycle and pedestrian lanes.

The activities and schedule are as follows:

Week of December 1:

I-95 at northern end of project

  • Wet basin and detention pond excavation – 7 AM to 3:30 PM

Evans Place Bridge/Main Street

  • Utility relocations – 7 AM to 3:30 PM

I-95 at southern end of project

  • Drain line installation – 7 AM to 5 PM
  • Water line access road construction – 7 AM to 3:30 PM
  • Retaining wall “D” excavation – 7 AM to 3:30 PM

Whittier Bridge

  • Continue work at Piers 2 and 3 – 7 AM to 5 PM
  • Pile and tower installation in river and on shorelines for support during intermediate stages of bridge erection – 7 AM to 5 PM

I-95 northbound immediately north of Whittier Bridge

  • Abutment stem wall installation for support of bridge deck – 7 AM to 5 PM

I-95 northbound immediately south of Whittier Bridge

  • Footing installation – 7 AM to 5 PM

 

 

 

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