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  • Needham-Wellesley I-95 Add-A-Lane

    Highland Avenue Detour

    Project Update

    September 21, 2016

  • Welcome and Introductions

    Project Overview and Goals

    Upcoming Work

    Highland Ave to I-95 Ramp Closure

    Route 9 Traffic Shift

    Highland Ave Demolition

    Ongoing Public Involvement

    Agenda

  • Project Goals and Overview

  • Improve safety and functionality of I-95:

    Widen mainline highway to add one travel

    lane in each direction

    Restore breakdown lane

    Upgrade interchanges at Route 9 and

    Highland Avenue to:

    Decrease congestion

    Pull vehicles back to the mainline

    4 9/21/2016

    Project Goals

  • Construction started: January, 2015

    Transitioning to stage 3 of 5

    October 2016-November 2017

    Focus on:

    Completing Highland Avenue Bridge

    Completing I-95 over Route 9 Bridge

    Ongoing installation of sound barrier

    Project Status

  • Travel lane and shoulder along the median

    New interchange at Kendrick Street

    Collector/distributor roads connecting Kendrick Street and Highland Avenue

    Route 9 and Highland Avenue interchanges

    6 9/21/2016

    Project Components - I

  • 7 new noise barriers

    Widen I-95 bridge over Central Avenue

    4 new bridges: Kendrick Street over I-95

    Flyover ramp at the Kendrick Street interchange

    Highland Avenue over Route 128

    I-95 over Route 9.

    Removed disused RR bridge

    7 9/21/2016

    Project Components - II

  • Project Limits of Work

    Project Limits:

    North of MBTA

    RR Bridge

    Project Limits:

    North of Route 9

  • January 2015 Lane Configuration

  • 10 9/21/2016

    Completed Configuration

  • 11 9/21/2016

    South Project Limit to Kendrick Street

    I-95 NB AND SB TO BE WIDENED

    TO 4 LANES IN EACH DIRECTION

    CUTLER POND CUTLER PARK

    PROJECT LIMIT (Southern End)

  • 12 9/21/2016

    New Kendrick Street Interchange

    Now Open

  • 13 9/21/2016

    New C/D Roads Between Kendrick Street and Highland Avenue

  • 14 9/21/2016

    New Highland Avenue Interchange

  • 15 9/21/2016

    New Auxiliary Lanes Between Highland Avenue and Route 9

    Sudbury

    Aqueduct

  • 16 9/21/2016

    Route 9 Interchange New Pattern

    Now in this configuration

  • Highland Avenue to I-95 NB Detour

    September 23 - 25

  • 18 9/21/2016

    Highland Ave to I-95 NB Ramp Closure

    The ramp denoted in red will be closed

    as part of this operation

  • Weekend Detour of the Ramp

    8PM Friday to 8AM Sunday

    Shift to the new Highland Ave Bridge will open

    Saturday night

    Outreach will include

    Appropriate signage

    Police details

    Media outreach

    Website/email blast/social media

    19 9/21/2016

    Highland Ave to I-95 NB Ramp Closure

  • 20 9/21/2016

    Highland Ave Eastbound to 95NB

  • Route 9 Traffic Shift

    October 15 - 30

  • 22 9/21/2016

    Full depth excavation, construction, and

    paving of the mainline and new on-ramp

    from Rte 9 WB to I-95 NB to occur

    Route 9 Traffic Shift Towards Mass Turnpike

    Towards Route 1

  • Phase 1 - October 15-30 Exit only right most Northbound lane of the Rte 9 Bridge

    Phase 2 Oct 28-30 Route 9 WB to I-95 NB Ramp Closure

    NB I-95 Breakdown Lane Closure

    To accommodate the work on the mainline and new ramp

    8PM Friday to 5AM Monday

    Traffic shift to the newly constructed bridge and on-ramp prior to Monday morning commute

    Outreach will include Appropriate signage

    Police details

    Media outreach

    Website/email blast/social media

    Weekend detours

    23 9/21/2016

    Route 9 Shift

  • 24 9/21/2016

    Route 9 Traffic Shift

  • Highland Avenue Demolition

    November 4 - 6

  • Old Highland Avenue Bridge: Next to the 1st half of the new bridge

    Must be demolished for: 2nd half of the bridge in 2016-17

    Collector/distributor road tie-in in 2018

    26 9/21/2016

    Highland Avenue Demolition

  • I-95 under work zone must be detoured

    Single, continuous weekend operation: November 4-6

    8PM Friday to 5AM Monday

    Highland over 95N first, over 95S second

    Detoured mainline uses temporary ramp-to-ramp connection

    Old bridge is gone Monday morning

    What does this mean? Appropriate signage

    Police details

    Media outreach

    Website/email blast/social media

    Weekend Detours

    27 9/21/2016

    Demolishing Highland Avenue

  • I-95 North Bound Bridge Demolition

    Detours

  • 29 9/21/2016

    Highland Avenue Local Traffic

  • 30 9/21/2016

    95NB to Maintain Mainline Traffic

  • 31 9/21/2016

    Highland EB to 95NB

  • 32 9/21/2016

    Highland WB to I-95NB & SB

  • 33 9/21/2016

    95NB to Highland EB and WB

  • I-95 South Bound Bridge Demolition

    Detours

  • 35 9/21/2016

    Highland Ave Local Traffic

  • 36 9/21/2016

    95SB to Maintain Mainline Traffic

  • 37 9/21/2016

    95SB to Highland EB

  • 38 9/21/2016

    Highland EB & WB to I95 NB & SB East of I-95

  • 39 9/21/2016

    Highland EB & WB to I95 NB & SB West of I-95

  • 40 9/21/2016

    I95NB to Highland WB

  • Staying Informed

  • www.massdot.state.ma.us/highway/HighlightedProjects/NeedhamWellesleyI95AddALane

    Just google Needham Add-a-Lane

    Sign up for weekly look ahead emails

    Contact:

    Nathaniel Curtis

    617-482-7080 x236

    ncabral-curtis@hshassoc.com

    42 9/21/2016

    Staying Informed

    http://www.massdot.state.ma.us/highway/HighlightedProjects/NeedhamWellesleyI95AddALanehttp://www.massdot.state.ma.us/highway/HighlightedProjects/NeedhamWellesleyI95AddALanehttp://www.massdot.state.ma.us/highway/HighlightedProjects/NeedhamWellesleyI95AddALane

  • 43 9/21/2016

    Questions?