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Misc. Photos - Latest Taken on 8/15/18

MassDOT placed new overhead exit signage for the new two-lane ramp for the I-295 exit in Attleboro in early 2017. The signs are a preview of what the rest of the new I-95 signage will look like after the MassDOT replacement project in 2020 (better photos without the glare from August 2018:

New image of I-295 exit 1 mile advance sign on I-95 South in Attleboro

The exit ramp itself now has a new I-95 pull through as well as I-295 exit sign:

Image of overhead exit signs for I-295 on I-95 South in Attleboro 

Taken on 8/21/16

An older overhead guide sign for I-95 South, with button copy shield numbers, at the Neponset Street exit in Canton. These signs are not due to be replaced until 2019:

Image of overhead guide sign for I-95 South on-ramp in Canton, MA

Taken on 7/16/2016 (Updated 1/2/17):

The new exit sign for Route 2 in Lexington now with 1 destination, see old photo below:

Image of newly fixed MA 2 exit sign on I-95 North in Lexington

Here's photos of the previous last set of new signs to be put up between Newton and Lexington at the MA 2 interchange where bridge construction prevented the signs at the exits from being upgraded in 2015. Here's the look at the new (and old) sign for MA 2 West on I-95 North, notice a problem?

Image of new overhead exit sign for MA 2 West on I-95 North in Lexington

The other signs for MA 2 West just list Fitchburg. Things are stranger with the new southbound exit sign for MA 2 East:

Image of new overhead exit sign for MA 2 East on I-95 South in Lexington

The destination or control city for the 1 and 1/2 mile signs is Boston, not only are there 2 destinations instead of one, but they are completely different. Apparently the sign makers just duplicated the text on the previous signs and did not take into account what was on the other signs for the exit. This was fixed in December 2016 with the sign now reading Boston (photo to come). The new overhead gantries on MA 2 may, or may not, have the old signs, they do list the previous signs control cities, however that are different from the rest of the signage put up at surrounding exits in 2014/2015. Here for I-95 South on MA 2 West:

Image of new overhead sign for exit from MA 2 West to I-95 South

The other signs, as seen below, list Providence, RI. For the MA 2 East exit for I-95 North, Peabody, and not Portsmouth, NH, is used as a control city:

Image of new overhead exit sign for I-95 North on MA 2 East in Lexington

Also, notice the interesting trailblazer for North MA 128 or should it be MA 128 North?

Previously Taken on 6/12/2016:

Photo of newly placed advance sign for MA 4/MA 225 exit on the on-ramp from US 3 South in Burlington:

Image of overhead 1-mile advance sign for MA 4/225 exit on on-ramp from US 3 South in Burlington to I-95 South

This is the I-95 related signage approaching from MA 4 South/MA 225 East in Lexington, first the Jct Trailblazer:

Image of JCT I-95/MA 128 trailblazer on MA 4/225 in Lexington

Notice how large the 128 shield is vs. the I-95 one. Here's the corresponding Mass. Guide or paddle sign:

Image of I-95 Guide sign on MA 4/225 in Lexington

Ramp signage for I-95 along MA 30 East in Weston:

Image of ramp signage for I-95 North from MA 30 East in Weston

Taken 1/9/2016:

An update to the photo from Westwood below, MassDOT has added Guide or 'Paddle' signs to the new southbound on-ramp at the University Avenue interchange:

Image of new I-95 and I-93 Guide signs at the University Ave onramp in Westwood

This image is taken at the intersection of University Ave., Blue Hill Ave. and the new on-ramp. Unlike, the trailblazers, this does mention I-93 (but not US 1 or MA 128 which also share the roadway).

Image of guide sign at entrance to I-94 South on-ramp from University Ave. in Westwood

The top sign only mentions I-95, not I-93 (or US 1 or MA 128). The on-ramp is no separate from Blue Hill Avenue and a noise barrier has been placed along the southbound side.

Here's the guide sign, through the glare, seen from the other direction, for the I-95 South On-Ramp (NEW taken 3/26/16):

Image of I-95 guide sign at on-ramp from University Ave. in Westwood

Further down University Avenue, new guide signs have also been placed as part of the reconstruction of the street through a new retail complex, University Station. New guide signs have been placed at the University Ave./Canton St. intersection to guide people to guide southbound drivers to the Dedham St. on-ramp to I-95 South:

Image of guide sign at corner of University Ave and Canton St for I-95 South in Westwood

There are also a couple on Canton Street to direct traffic to I-95 North, which also include an I-93 shield as well:

Image of rare North I-95 and I-93 Guide sign at corner of Canton St and University Ave in Westwood

This is only one a few guide signs that refer both to I-93 and I-95. Notice also that the I-95 destination of Dedham is different from 'Portsmouth, NH' listed at the guide signs at the interchange above.

New I-95 trailblazers at reconstructed University Ave. interchange in Westwood

These were the two new trailblazers set up first at the nearly completed reconstructed on-ramp to I-95 South in Westwood before more signage was added in December 2015. Going both straight or left takes you directly onto I-95. Also, notice there are no signs for US 1, Route 128 or I-93. The previous guide signs and trailblazers had both I-95, 128 and I-93 shields.

Bonus Photo, courtesy of AARoads Forum Member PHLBOS: Image of new style guide sign installed at MA 16 East on-ramp to I-95 in Newton

New on-ramp guide sign, part of the I-95 Newton to Lexington Sign Replacement Project. This will be the standard MassDOT signage (size and using mixed case lettering for destination text), replacing the iconic paddle sign, going forward.

A. Sign Replacement Project, Peabody to Georgetown (2013-2015)

This project is basically (98%) complete as of November 2015. All the overhead and ground-level signage has been installed. The only remaining work has to do with new VMS assemblies. Traveling north from the MA 128 exit in Peabody--

Image of new overhead 1 mile advance sign for MA 114 on I-95 North

The first new overhead is the one mile advance sign for MA 114. The support covers both directions of the highway and supports southbound signage for the US 1 exit, see below.

Image of 1/2 mile overhead sign for MA 114 exit on I-95 North

There is no separate sign from MA 114 West until the exit itself:

Image of overhead exits signs for MA 114 on I-95 North

This overhead assembly replaced one with signs that had no exit number and had the wrong directions for MA 114, listing North and South.

Here's the final new overhead for MA 114 West:

Image of new overhead exit sign for MA 114 West on I-95 North

The next exit northbound is for MA 62, like for MA 114, there is no southbound exit:

Image of new 1 mile advance overhead sign for MA 62 on I-95 North

You can also see a new North I-95 reassurance marker beyond the sign support. The next sign is the 1/2 mile advance for MA 62:

Image of 1/2 mile advance sign for MA 62 on I-95 North

Just beyond is a distance sign that includes the miles to Kittery, ME. The next sign is not for MA 62:

Image of 1 Mile advance overhead sign for US 1 on I-95 North

But rather the one mile advance for the next exit for US 1. The previous US 1 sign was on an overhead panel with the MA 62 exit sign seen in the distance, and below:

Image of overhead MA 62 exit sign on I-95 North

It had started to rain at this point and the next few photos have some water spots on them. Here's the next sign:

Image of 1/2 mile overhead sign for US 1 on I-95 North

More steady rain started as I approached the US 1 exit itself:

Image of overhead exit sign for US 1 on I-95 North in Danvers

It appears the old button copy I-95 shield signage is still in place on US 1 itself beyond the gore sign. Here's the reassurance marker beyond the exit:

Image of new I-95 North reassurance marker beyond US 1 exit in Danvers

The rain became so heavy at this point I had to stop taking photos until I got to Exit 52 (The following were taken in January 2016):

Destination distance sign on I-95 North in Danvers

This ground-mounted sign beyond the US 1 interchange shows the upcoming Topsfield exits, fortunately not using exit numbers which will be changing over the next 2 years.

Newly installed 1-Mile Advance Exit sign for Endicott Rd on I-95 North in Boxford

This is the 1-Mile advance for the next exit, Endicott Road. The 1/2 mile advance can be seen in the distance and below--

Image of 1/2 mile advance overhead sign for Endicott Rd on I-95 North in Boxford

And finally, the exit signage at the on-ramp to Endicott Road:

Image of newly placed overhead exit signage for Endicott Rd on I-95 North in Boxford

The new signage for the next exit, Topsfield Rd (which actually is in Boxford), appears right after the I-95 North Reassurance Marker:

Image of I-95 North reassurance marker and 1-Mile advance overhead sign for Topsfield Rd exit in Boxford

There is also a new VMS sign on the overhead supports seen in the distance which precede the 1/2 Mile Advance sign:

Image of 1/2 mile advance sign for Topsfield Rd exit on I-95 North in Boxford

Before the Topsfield Rd exit, there is a newly placed destination distance sign which appears to have a larger font than its predecessor:

Image of destination distance sign on I-95 North in Boxford

Here's the exit signage as can be seen in the distance above:

New image of newly installed exit signage for Topsfield Rd on I-95 North in Boxford

A slightly better view than was taken back in September:

Image of new exit overhead sign for Topsfield Rd on I-95 North

The rain started to lighten up and I could take photos of the next reassurance marker:

Image of new I-95 North reassurance marker after Topsfield Road exit

The next exit is for MA 97:

Image of new overhead 1 mile advance sign for MA 97 on I-95 North in Topsfield

The exit is just beyond the Mile 75 mile post, meaning the future exit number should be 76. Here is the 1/2 mile advance for MA 97 South:

Image of new overhead 1/2 mile advance sign for MA 97 on I-95 North in Boxford

Again, no mention of MA 97 north until the exit itself:

Image of overhead exit signage for MA 97 on I-95 North in Boxford

This exit is used by attendees of the Topsfield Fair coming up next month. Here's the last MA 97 overhead:

Image of new MA 97 South overhead exit sign on I-95 North in Topsfield

The last exit covered by the signage project is for MA 133 in Georgetown. Here's the one mile advance:

Image of 1 mile advance overhead sign for MA 133 on I-95 North in Georgetown

Another I-95 South reassurance marker is along for the ride. Here's some other ground-level signage:

Image of Weigh Station and Blue service signs on I-95 North in Georgetown

I do not know whether the Weigh Station sign is new, but the blue service sign was replaced as part of the project. Back to overheads:

Image of new MA 133 1/2 mile advance overhead sign on I-95 North in Georgetown

The have also installed another reassurance marker beyond the on-ramp from the Weigh Station. The exit signage for MA 133:

Image of overhead exit signs for MA 133 on I-95 North in Georgetown

Got a little too close for this photo. The last new overhead northbound:

Image of exit signage for MA 133 West on I-95 North in Georgetown

I turned around here. The I-95 signage on MA 133 consisted of both a standard Mass. Guide (Paddle) Sign:

Image of I-95 North Guide Sign on MA 133 East in Georgetown

And a large ground-level BGS:

Image of ground level guide sign for I-95 South on MA 133 in Georgetown

Starting back Southbound:

Image of overhead signs for MA 97 and Weigh Station on I-95 South in Georgetown

The first overhead has both the MA 97 1 Mile Advance Sign and a Advisory Sign for the upcoming Weigh Station.

Image of South I-95 Reassurance Marker beyond MA 133 in Georgetown

This was quickly followed by the first new I-95 South reassurance marker. The next overhead:

Image of new overhead 1/2 mile advance sign for MA 97 on I-95 South in Boxford

Is for MA 97 North only, followed by the overhead signage at the exit:

Image of new MA 97 overhead exit signage on I-95 South in Boxford

The last MA 97 overhead heading south:

Image of MA 97 South overhead exit sign on I-95 South in Boxford

The next exit is Topsfield Road:

Image of 1 mile advance overhead sign for Topsfield Rd on I-95 South

Beyond is a destination mileage sign with both Boston and Providence listed. I did not get a photo of the 1/2 mile advance.

Image of overhead exit signage for Topsfield Road on I-95 South

The newly installed signage on Topsfield Road reflects that seen above for MA 133:

Image of I-95 South Guide Sign on Topsfield Rd bridge over I-95 in Boxford

and the entrance ramp signage is just as big, even though the amount of traffic is much less at this interchange:

Image of I-95 South on-ramp signage on Topsfield Rd in Boxford

Another I-95 South Reassurance marker, after the Topsfield Road exit:

Image of I-95 South Reassurance Marker after Topsfield Rd exit in Boxford

But here's the exit signage as it started to rain again. The following photos were retaken in January 2016:

Retaken image of 1-Mile Advance sign for Endicott Rd on I-95 South in Boxford

  Here's the new rain-spot less photo of the 1/2 mile advance for Endicott Road:

Image of newly installed 1/2 Mile advance and VMS sign o I-95 South in Middleton

This overhead is paired with a new VMS display. The final overhead for Endicott Road:

Image of overhead exit sign for Endicott Rd on I-95 South in Topsfield

Prior to the US 1 Exit there are a pair of signs informing drivers they should stay on I-95 to get to Route 128:

Image of pair of guide signs for MA 128 bound travelers in I-95 South in Danvers

The next exit is for US 1 which features different text than the northbound exit signs:

Image of newly placed 1-Mile Advance sign for US 1 Exit on I-95 South in Danvers

Here's the 1/2 Mile Advance:

Image of newly placed 1/2 Mile Advance sign for US 1 exit on I-95 South in Danvers

The exit signage is accompanied by a pull through for I-95 South:

Image of newly placed overhead signs at US 1 interchange on I-95 South in Danvers

Which includes the first notice about the upcoming MA 128 exit. The next reassurance marker, back in September:

Image of I-95 South reassurance marker beyond US 1 exit in Danvers

And the 1 Mile advance signage for the next exit southbound, Centre Street in Danvers:

Image of 1 mile advance overhead sign for Centre Street exit on I-95 South in Danvers

Followed by the 1/2 Mile advance:

Image of 1/2 mile advance sign for Centre St on I-95 South in Danvers

Here's one of the large text destination mileage signs as seen in the distance above:

Image of large text destination sign on I-95 South in Danvers

Interesting to know Boston is exactly 50 miles from Providence, based on this sign anyway. The last Centre Street overhead:

Image of overhead exit sign for Centre Street on I-95 South in Danvers

Here's the last new I-95 South reassurance marker:

Image of previously installed signage for US 1 on I-95 South in Peabody

The next exit is for US 1, most of the diagrammatic signs for this exit were replaced a couple years ago. Here's one example of these signs, there is a US 1 shield there somewhere:

Image of previously installed diagramattic overhead signage for US 1 exit on I-95 South in Peabody

The last new sign is at the US 1 South exit ramp:

Image of overhead signage at US 1 South exit ramp from I-95 South in Peabody

The overhead sign on the left replaced a sign referred to having a 'Top Hat' design for the I-95 and 128 shields were in a smaller panel placed above the wider rest of the sign with the control cities.

B. Sign Replacement Project, Newton to Lexington (2012-2015)

Most Recent Photos, Taken September 10, 2015

Work has officially been completed on this project as of late July. The project page, though, says that a some punch list items, most likely the still to be installed overhead signs at the MA 2 bridge under construction (see below), remain. All the remaining route shield trailblazers and reassurance markers have been added and older route signs have been removed. Here are a couple more reassurance markers north of MA 2:

Image of newly installed I95/128 North reassurance marker north of MA 2 exit

 This has a large MA 128 shield, and appears to be too close to the auxiliary sign for Hanscom Field.

The next set of reassurance markers--

Image of newly placed I-85/128 North reassurance marker north of MA 2A exit

Features a smaller MA 128 shield, I did not get to travel southbound to see if this pattern is repeated in the other direction.

Previous Photos, Taken July 5, 2015

Here's the first new reassurance markers northbound following the MA 9 exit:

Image of newly installed Borth I-95/MA 128 reassurance marker in Newton

Project specs are following those of the latest re-signing project, I-93 in Boston in having directional banners for both route shields, not like the last I-95 resigning project from Lexington to Woburn where only one was used. There seems to have been no attempt at cutting down foliage to better the view of the new signs, as this next assembly at the I-90/Mass Pike exit proves:

Image of new I-95/MA 128 reassurance marker at I-90 exit in Weston

New trailblazers have also been put up along the Mass Pike/MA 30 off-ramp from I-95 North. Here is the first:

Image of new I-95/MA 128 trailblazer on I-90 off-ramp in Weston

Complicating factors, besides the foliage, is the lack of removal of the previously existing MA 128 sign. The next trailblazer is easier to see:

Image of new I-95/MA 128 trailblazer on off-ramp to I-90 in Weston

They have also added an auxiliary MA 128 North sign approaching the split between the MA 30 exit and I-95 North on-ramp:

Image of new MA 128 shield near on-ramp to I-95 North in Weston

The next reassurance assembly northbound is beyond the MA 30 on-ramp:

Image of new I-95/MA 128 reassurance marker in Weston

There was also a new reassurance marker assembly following the US 20 exit:

Image of new I-95/MA 128 reassurance markers beyond the US 20 exit in Waltham

There was also another one after the Totten Pond Road interchange, however it was not clearly visible due to foliage. I did not venture farther north than MA 2 (Exit 29) to see if there were any additional new markers. I did confirm though that this sign, on the MA 2 bridge, is the last old overhead sign remaining in the project area:

Image of last remaining old overhead exit sign on I-95 North at MA 2 in Concord

I left I-95 heading west on MA 2 to check out the reconstruction project at Crosby's Corner. Photos are on my Misc. Mass. Highway Photos Page.

Heading southbound from MA 2A in Lexington the first new reassurance marker was found just after the merge:

Image of new South I-95/MA 128 ressurance marker after MA 2A onramp in Lexington

Another new one was also posted after the Trapelo Road interchange in Waltham:

Image of new I-95/MA 128 South reassurance marker beyond Trapelo Rd onramp in Waltham

Plant vegetation not as much an issue here as with the next blue service sign. They have also installed a new marker beyond the Winter Street/Totten Pond Road interchange:

Image of new South I-95/MA 128 reassurance marker beyond Winter St onramp in Waltham

As they have also placed one after the US 20 exit, though there is some foliage issues with this one:

Image of new South I-95/MA 128 reassurance marker after US 20 exit in Waltham

The next marker, beyond the I-90/Mass Pike exit is different than all the rest...

Image of new South I-95/MA 128 reassurance marker beyond I-90 exit in Weston

Sporting a smaller MA 128 shield than the others. However, it's back to the larger shield for the last new marker southbound beyond the MA16 exit in Newton:

Image of new South I-95/MA 128 reassurance marker beyond MA 16 onramp in Newton

I also took some new photos of overhead signage along the Add-A-Lane Project section below.

Previous Photos (Taken May 9, 2015)

Image of 1/2 Mile Advance Overhead Sign for Mass Pike Exit on I-95/128 North in Newton

The last set of signs to go up for the I-90/Mass Pike and MA 30 Exit were the 1 mile advance signs prior to the MA 16 exit. The other new signs to be placed since my last visit are this overhead auxiliary sign:

Image of overhead auxiliary sign for I-90/Mass Pike exit on I-95 North in Newton

The 1/2 mile advance sign at the MA 16 Exit:

  Image of overhead signs on ramp from I-95 North to Mass Pike/Ma 30 in Weston

And those along the long Exit 23-24-25 ramp from I-95/128 North (the original alignment of 128 prior to the Mass Pike being built)--

Image of overhead signs along ramp to I-90 MassPike/MA 30 from I-95 North in Weston

There is was also new signage at the I-90 Off-ramp (including 'newish' for Logan Airport)--

Image of new overhead signage at I-90/Mass Pike on-ramp from I-95 North in Weston

The last set of signs feature an interesting arrow for the I-95 On-Ramp:

Image of overhead signage at ramp to MA 30 and ramp to I-95 North in Weston

There were also two new advance signs for the US 20 exit: 

Image of new 1 Mile Advance Overhead sign for US 20 exit on I-95 North in Waltham

Both for the 1 Mile and for the 1/2 mile, both with truck restriction regulatory signs on the left:

Image of 1/2 Mile Advance overhead sign for US 20 on I-95 North in Waltham

Another overhead sign placed since my last visit was the 1 and 1/4 Mile advance for Totten Pond Road--

Image of new overhead sign for Totten Pond Road on I-95 North in Waltham

A new ground-mounted distance signs now features distances to MA 2 and Portsmouth, NH:

Image of distance sign on I-95 North in Waltham

A solitary small 1/2 Mile advance sign for Trapelo Road sits on this overhead gantry northbound:

Image of overhead advance sign for Trapelo Road exit on I-95 North in Waltham

The last set of new signs northbound are advances for the MA 2 exit, here's the one mile at Trapelo Road--

Image of overhead signage at Trapelo Rd exit on I-95 North in Waltham

And here's the 1/2 mile advance sign for MA 2 East:

Image of advance overhead sign for MA 2 East on I-95 North in Lexington

And the final overhead has the exit signage for MA 2 and the advance for MA 2A:

Image of overhead signage approaching MA 2 Exit on I-95 North in Lexington

The only sign not replaced northbound can be seen in the distance, at the ramp to MA 2 West. This is mounted on the MA 2 bridge currently under construction and a replacement may not go up until work is completed.

The only other new sign northbound was another distance sign following the MA 2 Exit, in this instance Portsmouth, NH has been replaced by Salisbury:

Image of ground-mounted distance sign on I-95 North in Lexington

Heading back south, an additional 1 Mile advance sign has been placed on the ramp from US 3 South to I-95 South:

Image of 1 Mile Advance Overhead sign for MA 4/225 Exit on I-95 South

There has also been a new 1/2 Mile advance put up since my last trip through:

Image of 1/2 Mile Advance overhead sign for MA 4/225 Exit on I-95 South in Burlington

The temporary ground level signage still remains though. Here's the signage at the interchange:

Image of overhead exit signage for MA 4/225 Exit on I-95 South in Lexington

And here's another photo of the Exit 31A ramp signage, this time with the old sign removed:

Image of overhead exit signage for MA 4 East/MA 225 South on I-95 South in Lexington

Again, at the MA 2 interchange there is a still an old bridge-mounted sign for MA 2 East, possibly also not placed due to bridge construction. One of the few remaining new overheads not photographed southbound is for the MA 16 / Grove St exits, immediately after the I-90 on-ramp:

Image of overhead exit signage at interchange with MA 30 on I-95 South in Weston

The other is the 1/2 mile advance for the MA 16 East and Ramp exits for MA 16 West:

Image of advance overhead exit signage for MA 16 on I-95 South in Newton

The last new overhead is the 1/2 mile advance for MA 9 West (the Exit 20 tab for the previous 1 Mile Advance sign has not been fixed yet to properly display Exit 20A/B)--

Image of 1/2 Mile Advance Overhead sign for MA 9 West exit on I-95 South in Wellesley

The project was listed as 88% complete at the end of March, and is still set to be completed this summer.

PREVIOUS PHOTOS (Taken November 15, 2014)

Image of new overhead signage for the MA 2A exit on I-95 North in Lexington

One of the overhead signs that has been installed since I last traveled through, the one mile advance for MA 2A and the only remaining service plaza on North I-95/128.

New overhead signage for the MA 2A exit on I-95 North in Lexington

This is the signage at the exit ramp, beyond it you can see a new overhead gantry crossing the both sides of the highway, this replaces one which had an old I-95 pull through sign with Peabody and NH-Maine as the control cities.

Image of the new overhead sign assembly on the C/D ramps at the MA 2A exit off of I-95 in Lexington

The sign gantry is only used for the signs along the C/D lanes northbound, not for any signs on I-95 either north or southbound. The MA 2A West exit sign in the distance had been replaced in 2013, see link, below.

Image of overhead signs put up in 2013 for MA 4/225 exit on I-95 North in Lexington

These signs were placed earlier in the year for the MA 4/MA 225 exit, where I turned around, as you can see from the mile marker, this should be Exit 49 when under the future mile post number system.

This appears to be the standard sign set up at on-ramps along this section of I-95. A trailblazer for Route 128 and a ground mounted sign for I-95, Providence, RI for South, Portsmouth, NH for North:

Image of signage approaching on-ramp to I-95 South from MA 4/225 in Lexington

Here's a closer look at the I-95 ramp sign:

Image of I-95 South ramp sign on MA 4 North/MA 225 West in Lexington

Looking at new signage southbound, there are new overheads at the MA 2 and MA 2A exits, some harder to see due to the sun angle, unfortunately:

Image of new overhead signs for MA 2A on I-95 South in Concord

While the advance signs had been replaced earlier this year, these exit signs are of more recent vintage. As are these at the MA 2A East ramp:

Image of new overhead signage at the off-ramp for MA 2A on I-95 South in Concord

The next set of advance signs for MA were also put up earlier in the project, these were new, however:

Image of new overhead signs for the MA 2 exit on I-95 South in Concord

The sign gantry here also crosses both directions of the highway and includes a 1 Mile advance for the next exit, Trapelo Road. The MA 2 East exit sign has not been replaced.

Image of new Trapelo Road advance overhead exit sign on I-95 South in Lincoln 

The next new overhead, is the 1/2 mile advance for Trapelo Road, the signage at the exit ramp is similar to MA 2A (image updated 7/5/15):

Image of new overhead exit signs for Trapelo Road and Totten Pond Rd on I-95 South in 
  Lincoln

In that the gantry also has an advance sign for the next exit, here for Winter Street/Totten Pond Road. The remaining Exit 27 signs were put up earlier under the current sign contract, or the contract that rebuilt the bridge over I-95 at the interchange. There were no new signs to report until the US 20 exit (replaced by better photo from 5/9/15):

Replacement image of new overhead signs for I-90 Mass Pike on I-95 South in Waltham

Here the US 20 exit sign is paired with a I-90/Mass Pike 2 Mile advance sign. The previous sign is still up and can be seen on the bridge in the distance. The next new I-90 sign is paired again:

Image of new I-90 and MA 30 exit signs on I-95 South in Weston

This time with the MA 30 advance sign, this pairing continues until the I-90/Mass Pike exit:

Image of new overhead signs for the I-90 and MA 30 exits on I-95 South in WestonsImage of new overhead signs at exit ramp to I-90 on I-95 South in Weston

The next assembly pairs MA 30 with the next set of exits for MA 16:

Image of new overhead signs for MA 30 and MA 16 exits on I-95 South in Weston

Plus throw in signage for the only southbound service plaza as well. There is another new set of MA 16 overheads as well:

Image of new overhead signs for MA 16 on I-95 South in Newton

The last new sign southbound is the first advance for MA 9:

Image of new overhead exit sign for MA 9 on I-95 South in Newton

The Exit Tab is supposed to read 'Exit 20 AB' according to a MassDOT sign engineer, no word on when the sign will be revised. The project was 80% complete as of the end of first week in November. The contract is supposed to be complete by this winter.

To see photos taken earlier this year along I-95, visit this post on the Sure, Why Not Blog.

Taken in October 2013--

Image of new Overhead Sign for MA 16 Exit on I-95 North in Newton

New cantilever overhead was installed for the 1 Mile Advance sign on I-95/128 North just after the MA 9 Exit.

New overhead sign for Grove St exit on I-95 North in Newton

Another new overhead had appeared for the Grove St exit. The previous sign had text for the MBTA Station, this is now on a separate auxiliary sign installed between the sign above and that below. Will try to get photo next time through.

Image of new Grove St overhead sign on I-95 North in Newton

Image of second new overhead for Grove St, the new Mass Pike signage in the distance, closer view below, and one of MassDOTs new 'Real Time Traffic' VMS signs. 

Image of new overhead signs installed in the Fall of 2013 for I-90 on I-95 North in Weston

The new overhead cantilever sign for the I-90 Mass Pike exit has a logo instead of text for the Turnpike, a yellow Toll Road banner, but like its predecessor sign, no mention of what Exit 23 is for, Recreation Rd, nor an 'Exit Only' banner needed after MassDOT reconfigured the interchange a couple months earlier.

Image of new ramp signage along the Mass Pike exit off of I-95 North in Weston

While new overheads have not been installed along the off-ramp for the Mass Pike/MA 30 exit, new ground-mounted auxiliary signs for North I-95 have. 

Image of new overhead sign installed for US 20 exit off of I-95 North in October 2013

The last new overhead exit sign northbound at this time was for the US 20 Exit in Waltham, there also reconstructing the interchange along US 20 and installing new signage as well with this ongoing project.

Photo of new auxiliary signage for I-90 along I-95 South in Weston

New signage along I-95 South near the Mass Pike exit was limited to ground-mounted auxiliary signage such as the above indicating you can reach Worcester heading west along with Albany, NY.

If you're curious, the next sign replacement project for I-95 is No. 608204, which will upgrade the signs from the RI Border to current Exit 11 in Canton, this project is not set to start though until the Fall of 2018.

B. I-95 Add-A-Lane Project Canton to Needham (Photos Taken 2010-2018)

Taken along the Dedham - Needham Stretch, between Exits 15 and 20, between 2014 and 2018

This MassDOT diagram details the work in the Needham section and the new ramps to be constructed and referred to below:

Diagram of ramps to be constructed along Needham portion of I-95 Add-A-Lane project, from MassDOT

MassDOT has stated on its Add-A Lane Project Page that there are only punch list items left to be completed and that it will no longer update the site after October 12, 2018. Therefore, the project is largely finished. Look for one final batch of photos commemorating the completion around the end of October.

Most Recent Photos Taken on September 16, 2018:

Work has almost wrapped up along the I-95/128 mainline. Final friction course paving has taken place and MassDOT says final lane striping is to take place during the week of September 17. All travel lanes were open, despite the still presence of right lane closed signs northbound, on my drive through the work zone on September 16. Starting at the beginning of the work zone northbound:

Image of all 4 lanes of traffic open at beginning of Add-A-Lane Project work zone on I-95 North in Needham

Barrels blocking the new right lane had been moved back to the shoulder allowing traffic to use it, if they want to, not many cars were using it prior to Kendrick Street.

Image of logos recenty attached to blue service sign prior to Kendrick St exit on I-95 North in Needham

In addition to the final paving and installation of lane reflectors in the pavement, logos have been added to the service signs prior to the Kendrick Street exit.

Image of recently opened right lane along I-95 North in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

Construction barrels moved to the side allowing traffic in 4 travel lanes prior to on-ramp from Kendrick Street.

Image of 4 lanes of traffic along I-95 North beyond Highland Ave in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

Orange barrels are completely gone from northbound lanes just after the Highland Avenue bridge.

Image of auxiliary lane still closed next to 4 open travel lanes on I-95 North in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

Paving has also been completed along the future auxiliary lane between Highland Avenue and Route 9 but, though it may not appear so, access is blocked off by construction barrels.

Image of construction barrels blocking use of future auxiliary travel lane on I-95 North in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

Barrels seen here preventing use of the auxiliary lane, guardrail work in this area has also been completed.

Image of 4 travel lanes open to traffic on I-95 North prior to MA 9 exit in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Wellesley

The open four travel lanes continue to the end of the project work zone as traffic can use the auxiliary lane to enter the Route 9 East ramp.

Image of paving complete on bridge over MA 9 on I-95 North in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Wellesley

The final photo northbound show paving has been completed on the Route 9 bridge at the northern end of the project work zone. Heading back south:

Image of open fourth lane of traffic at former lane drop at the exit to MA 9 East on I-95 South in Wellesley

This photo shows the culmination of the long-time Add-A-Lane project, that there is no more lane drop at the Route 9 East ramp heading south in Wellesley.

Image of now open 4th lane, but still blocked auxiliary lane on I-95 South in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

The future auxiliary lane from Route 9 to Highland Avenue is also blocked off from traffic.

Image of newly opened right lane and still closed auxiliary lane on I-95 South in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

Traffic still has to negotiate around the construction barrels to access the Highland Avenue ramp, work on the guardrails and noise wall is complete.

Image of 4 lanes of traffic now available at Highland Ave interchange on I-95 South in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

Construction barrels here pushed to the shoulder barrier to allow for 4 lanes of travel paralleling the C/D ramp from Highland Avenue.

Image of 4 traffic lanes available near on-ramp from Highland Ave to I-95 South in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

View of the open 4-lanes for traffic approaching the on-ramp from Highland Avenue.

Image of traffic on I-95 South using 4 travel lanes approaching Kendrick St bridge in Needham

Temporary lines painted beyond the Highland Avenue ramp merge still reflect earlier traffic pattern of 3 lanes of traffic under the Kendrick Street bridge, with traffic ignoring them and using the right lane.

Image of open four lanes of traffic approaching Kendrick St on-ramp on I-95 South in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

Construction barrels still on shoulder approaching on-ramp from Kendrick Street.

Image of traffic using all four lanes on I-95 South in Add-A-Lane Project work zone beyond Kendrick St in Needham

Four lanes of traffic proceed towards the end of the Add-A-Lane Project work zone, barrels along shoulder for use in final lane striping.

Image of open four lanes of traffic on I-95 South at southern end of Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

Four lanes of traffic pass by now obsolete Authorized Breakdown Lane Travel Times sign.

Image of open four lanes of traffic on I-95 South at southern end of Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

View from the new fourth lane approaching the southern end of the last Add-A-Lane Project work zone.

Previous Photo taken on August 26, 2018: Image of recently paved lanes of I-95/128 North in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

View looking northbound after Highland Avenue at recently repaved section, supposedly the second to last paving, with barrels blocking the future right shoulder (this was not the case for the roadway prior to Highland Avenue, where traffic could have used all the four lanes.

Previous Photos from July 27, 2018:

Things are slowly moving toward completion along the entire project area (officially the work won't wrap up until next Spring):

Image of newly paved lanes along I-95 North in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

Another pavement layer and traffic moved back left to occupy the original 3 lanes prior to Kendrick Street, some barrels in the right shoulder suggest more work needed.

Image showing completed right shoulder work prior to Kendrick St exit on I-95 North in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

Work though has been completed along the shoulder just prior to the Kendrick Street off-ramp.

Image of remaining right shoulder work needed on I-95 North in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

Some raised casting work remains to be complete and are marked by construction barrels at the Kendrick Street off-ramp.

Image of future 4th lane currently striped as breakdown lane prior to Highland Ave exit on I-95 North in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

Future right lane now marked again as right shoulder at Highland Avenue exits off-ramp, notice plate identifying cross street now on bridge.

Image of repaved lanes of I-95 North just after Kendrick St bridge in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

Additional raised castings identified by construction barrels at and just after Kendrick Street on-ramp.

Image of construction progress along I-95 North beyond Highland Ave in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

Some left shoulder as well as right shoulder work remains just north of the Highland Avenue bridge.

Image of construction progress on I-95 North at on-ramp from Highland Ave in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

Lane striping for the left shoulder ends at the on-ramp from Highland Avenue.

Image of nearly completed lanes prior to MA 9 exit on I-95 North in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

Right shoulder work remains to be completed, along with left shoulder line painting at top of hill heading toward the Route 9 exits.

Image looking down toward nearly completed MA 9 interchange on I-95 North in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Wellesley

With the exception of the left shoulder line painting, the road looks complete just prior to the Route 9 East exit.

Image of paving remaining to completed on new bridge over MA 9 on I-95 North in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Wellesley

Looks like the bridge over Route 9 still needs at least one more pavement coat at northern end of project.  Heading onto Route 9...

Image of recently placed overhead signs for I-95 ramps on MA 9 East in Wellesley

Permanent overhead signage has been placed at the new on-ramps to I-95/128. This heading eastbound.

Image of permanent traffic signals and overhead signs for I-95 North ramp off of MA 9 East as part of Add-A-Lane Project in Wellesley

The I-95 left-hand ramp signage can be seen in the distance as I am exiting onto the southbound ramp (backed up to work at the ramp merge).

Image of layout of on-ramp reducing from 2 lanes to 1 from MA 9 East to I-95 South as part of Add-A-Lane Project in Wellesley

Single lanes from MA 9 West and East merge into 1 lane heading up the on-ramp. Completed noise walls along the ramp can be seen in the distance.

Image of construction work at merge of ramp from MA 9 to I-95 South in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Wellesley

More work is needed at the ramp merge. Traffic from Route 9 is still separated from I-95 South entering Needham, the noise walls though look complete.

Image of rock face newly exposed by ramp expansion work on I-95 South in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

The current alignment of the on-ramp gives you a close up view of the new rock cut along the hill between Route 9 and Highland Avenue.

Image of noise wall along I-95 South between MA 9 and Highland Ave in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

The noise wall along what will be the two auxiliary lanes (the right most still needing another layer of pavement) between Route 9 and Highland Avenue appears to be complete.

Image of construction progress along I-95 South in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

Additional shoulder work taking place alongside the barrier between I-95/128 South and the Highland Avenue/Kendrick Street C/D lanes.

Image of new street and town identifier sign on Kendrick St bridge over I-95 South in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

Closeup of the street and town name plate sign on the Kendrick Street bridge.

Image of newly placed post-interchange distance sign on I-93 South following on-ramp from Kendrick St in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

A new distance sign has been put up using Dedham instead of Canton (perhaps because that town is featured in the upcoming Real Time distance sign 1/2 mile further south). Understand Providence since its featured on pull through and on-ramp signage, but why also Attleboro(ugh)? Due to the interchange with I-295?

 Image of pavement still needing line painting along I-95 South in Add-A-Lane project work zone in Needham

The remaining part of the work zone to the railroad bridge only appears to need line painting, and perhaps another layer of pavement.

Previous photos from June 21:

Some significant progress to report after 3 weeks between Great Plain and Highland Avenues:

Image of new construction warning sign about lane shifts on I-95 North in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

The orange warning sign at the start of the Project work zone has been changed from indicating the right lane ends to advising traffic about a lane shift ahead.

Image of traffic on I-95 North now using new right lane at start of Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

Traffic has been shifted to use the new right fourth lane between the start of construction and Kendrick Street, the left lane is now closed so final work can be done in the median area. Also the first mile marker in this direction (no new markers have been put up in the completed areas of the Add-A-Lane Project work zone).

Image of new paving underway along I-95 North lanes after Highland Ave in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

After Highland Avenue work has been continuing this week to place new pavement along the northbound lanes, as you can see there has been a recent lane shift after the pavement was placed for the right 2 lanes.

Image of incomplete pavement operation along I-95 North in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

New pavement is missing from the left lane and shoulder between Highland Avenue to just before the Route 9 East exit.

Image of progress in paving I-95 North lanes prior to MA 9 exit in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

Work has been completed in installing guardrail and placing the noise wall along the northbound lanes prior to Route 9.

Image showing nearly complete bridge construction over MA 9 on I-95 North in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

New pavement not yet placed, work continues in the left median though work on the bridge ahead appears largely complete (also notice the SUV on the right using the yet to officially open right lane).

Image of nearly completed new bridge over MA 9 for I-95 North in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Wellesley

The only construction barrels left are beyond the bridge and at the exit ramp to Route 9 West.  Turning around and heading south...

Image of traffic approaching newly revised MA 9 interchange on I-95 South in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Wellesley

Work is still proceeding approaching the Route 9 interchange, while the lane is still marked as 'Exit Only' this is only true for the Route 9 east ramp.

Image of construction progress on I-95 North at MA 9 interchange in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Wellesley

Work was still proceeding along the westbound Route 9 off-ramp with posts for guardrails being placed.

Image of construction progress on I-95 South at MA 9 interchange in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Wellesley

Still temporary barriers and orange barrels in place southbound traveling over the Route 9 bridge.

Image of new noise walls along I-95 and Route 9 on-ramp in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Wellesley

The noise walls appear complete along the Route 9 on-ramp at the Wellesley/Needham border. Work needed to pave this section of highway, especially between the southbound lanes and the on-ramp.

Image of pavement project starting on I-95 South approaching Highland Ave in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

Paving has also started approaching Highland Avenue southbound, the change in elevation between the newly paved and existing lanes makes changing lanes difficult. There is nothing new to report between Highland Avenue and the end of the project southbound.

Previous Photos Taken on June 2, 2018:

Project is wrapping up between Great Plain Avenue and Highland Avenue and is getting closer between Highland and Route 9:

Image of final pavement placed on I-95 North in Add-A-Lane project work zone prior to Kendrick St in Needham

Final pavement and lane markers are now in place south of Kendrick Street on I-95/128 North. Hopefully, the new additional right lane will be opened once the paving is completed to Highland Avenue.

Image of final pavement and lane markers on I-95 North in Add-A-Lane Project work zone prior to Kendrick Street in Needham

The lane markings are complete up to the Kendrick Street exit.

Image of incomplete final paving on I-95 North beyond Kendrick St exit in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

The shoulder still needs paving beyond the Kendrick Street off-ramp.

Image of future right lane and shoulder still requiring final paving on I-95 North in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

The new lane and shoulder still need final paving approaching the Kendrick Street exit on-ramp, you also notice a new 2/10 mile marker, these are now up, mostly, in the work zone in both directions, they have not been, as of yet extended further south to the completed  Add-A-Lane Project area.

Image of new lane and shoulder requiring final paving approaching Highland Ave on I-95 North in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

Further final paving still required on the right approaching the Highland Avenue bridge.

Image of construction progress beyond Highland Ave on I-95 North in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

The view beyond Highland Avenue showing completion of right shoulder barrier and the addition of guardrail heading toward Route 9, noise wall along southbound lanes is almost complete. Turning around...

Image of newly placed/replaced South I-95/MA 128 reassurance marker approaching MA 9 exit in Wellesley

The reassurance marker that was where the noise wall now is has been replaced further north approaching the Route 9 exit (the westbound exit closed this weekend for repaving).

Image of nearly completed bridge over MA 9 on I-95 South in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Wellesley

With the temporary barrier separating Route 9 traffic from I-95/128 South, vehicles can now access the east exit directly (work on completing the westbound ramp is to have been completed by Sunday, June 3). Also notice the near completed noise walls along the Route 9 on-ramp.

Image of completed noise wall along I-95 South in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

A closer look at the completed noise wall and the new 2/10 mile marker along the Route 9 on-ramp heading into Needham.

Image of final paving in progress on I-95 South beyond Highland Ave in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

Final paving is still underway beyond Highland Avenue.

Image of right shoulder awaiting final paving on I-95 South in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

The right shoulder awaits final paving between Highland Avenue and Kendrick Street.

Image of right shoulder and exit on-ramp awaiting final paving on I-95 South in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

The right shoulder and on-ramp await final paving approaching Kendrick Street. Also another new 2/10 mile marker.

Image of new Mile 35 marker in shoulder of I-95 South beyond Kendrick St in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

Final paving appears complete beyond the Kendrick Street bridge at Mile 35.

Image of completed paved lanes on I-95 South just after Kendrick St on-ramp in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

The completed final pavement lanes continue past the Kendrick Street on-ramp.

Image of pickup truck using future right hand paved lane on I-95 North in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

Since there are no formal lane markings on the new pavement, some traffic entering southbound from Kendrick Street were using the unofficially open new right lane (then tried to jump back into my lane when the new pavement disappeared and the solid line reappeared marking the lane as the shoulder, not a traffic lane).

Previous Photos. Taken on April 20, 2018:

Some progress to report, especially with the removal of most of the temporary shoulder barriers heading northbound:

Image of traffic on I-95/MA 128 North in Add-A-Lane Project work zone prior to Kendrick St in Needham showing removal of shoulder barriers along right side

Barriers have been removed most of the distance between the southern end of the Project work zone and Kendrick Street:

Image of traffic along I-95/MA 128 North in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham with temporary barriers removed from right shoulder prior to Kendrick St

Along the newly open shoulders are blue service signs waiting to be filled in:

Images of new blue services sign put up along I-95/MA 128 north in Add-A-Lane Project wor zone in Needham

The shoulders are without barriers almost to the Kendrick Street exit:

Image of new lane without temporary barriers blocking shoulder along I-95/MA 128 North approaching Kendrick St in Add-A-Lane Project work zone

Views taken along the ramp from Kendrick Street to I-95/128 North, previously not photographed:

Image taken of view driving down recently opened ramp from Kendrick St to I-95/MA 128 North in Needham

Image of driving down recently opened on-ramp from Kendrick St to I-95/MA 128 North in Needham

North of Kendrick Street the concrete barriers along the future shoulder are also gone, but they are replaced by orange barrels.

Image of traffic on I-95/MA 128 North in Add-A-Lane Project work zone between Kendrick St and Highland Ave in Needham

The view beyond Highland Avenue shows barriers removed here also:

Image of I-95/MA 128 traffic travelling through Add-A-Lane Project work zone just north of Highland Ave in Needham

The barrier removal continues north to the Highland Avenue on-ramp, though here moved besides the permanent ramp barrier.

Image of traffic along I-95/MA 128 in Add-A-Lane Project work zone near on-ramp from Highland Ave in Needham

Meanwhile, new lane construction continues along the southbound side next to the future noise wall:

Image of noise wall support construction along I-95/MA 128 South in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

Noise walls are near completion northbound approaching the Route 9 interchange:

Image of construction along shoulder of I-95/MA 128 North in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

Finally, a look toward the Route 9 interchange with  barrels replacing barriers along the center median:

Image of traffic on I-95/MA 128 South approaching Route 9 interchange in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

Earlier Photos Taken on February 17, 2018:

Another drive to check out I-90 signage, nothing new to report. Some progress to report though on I-95. First northbound at Kendrick Street:

Image of I-95 North Roadway prior to Kendrick St exit in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

It appears the guardrail work is complete prior to Kendrick Street, but that there is still more shoulder work to be completed:

Image of incomplete shoulder work along I-95 North prior to Kendrick St exit in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

Nothing new between Kenrick Street and Highland Avenue so picking up after Highland Avenue Bridge:

Image of I-95 North lanes after Highland Ave bridge in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

Work is continuing building the new northbound lane prior to the merge with the Highland Avenue C/D ramp which will add an additional lane to Route 9.

Image of I-95 North lanes at permanent concrete median barrier built between Highland Ave and MA 9 in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

Both temporary and permanent barriers separate Highland Avenue on-ramp traffic from I-95/128 North prior to the merge ahead.

Image of I-95 North traffic passing construction of new right lanes in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

Future permanent barrier pieces stacked on top of one another in future right lanes between Highland Avenue and Route 9.

Image of new support posts for noise walls along I-95 North in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

Work continues on constructing noise barrier walls along both sides of I-95/128 approaching Route 9.

Image of traffic along I-95 North approaching MA 9 exit in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Wellesley

Noise barrier walls have been completed prior to the Route 9 East exit. The final traffic configuration over Route 9 is starting to appear in the distance.

Image of I-95 North traffic using new bridge over MA 9 in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Wellesley

Temporary barrier still blocks off future left lane for I-95/128 South over Route 9 in Wellesley. 

Heading Southbound:

Image of completed section of noise wall along I-95 South prior to MA 9 exit in Wellesley

The sound wall is now almost completely up between Routes 16 and 9.

Image of nearly completed noise wall along I-95 South prior to MA 9 exit in Wellesley

A few panels still need to be placed by the 1/2 Mile sign for Route 9 West, but its completed the rest of the way to the exit.

Image of completed noise wall being constructed along I-95 South prior to MA 9 exit in Wellesley

Still only temporary signage in place for exit only ramp to Route 9.

Image of construction along I-95 North at MA 9 interchange in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Wellelsey

Work is proceeding to grade the area surrounding the new bridge and the location of the former Route 9 West on-ramp.

Image of noise wall barrier supports being installed along MA 9 on-ramp to I-95 South in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Wellesley

Work is proceeding south of the new bridge both on the new lanes and the noise walls along the Route 9 on-ramp.

Image of construction along I-95 South in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

A concrete culvert awaits placement in the future southbound lanes after crossing the town line into Needham.

Image of noise barrier wall being constructed along I-95 South in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

It appears all the noise wall supports are in place between Route 9 and Highland Avenue.

Image of construction along I-95 South in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

Guardrails have now been placed along the future lanes toward the Highland Avenue C/D lanes.

Image of construction equipment at site of former Highland Ave bridge along I-95 South in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

Roadwork is largely complete after the Highland Avenue C/D lane off-ramp. Construction equipment and remaining dirt piles are in place at site of former Highland Avenue bridge.

Image of closeup view of construction equipment stored at site of old Highland Ave bridge on I-95 South in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

Closeup view of contractor office trailer and construction equipment at site of old Highland Avenue bridge.

Image of I-95 South traffic approaching completed Kendrick St bridge in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

All the work needed here prior to the Kendrick Street bridge is to remove the temporary barrier and re-stripe the roadway for 4 lanes and a shoulder.

Earlier Photos Taken on January 15, 2018:

Took a drive to check out new Mass. Pike Signage (see I-90 in Mass. Photo Gallery) which necessitated driving through the Add-A-Lane Project work zone. Not much new to report northbound:

Image of construction underway on shoulders along I-95 North in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

There is still work to do to completed the new shoulders between Great Plain Avenue and Kendrick Street. Heading back southbound though is more interesting:

Image of supports being placed for new noise wall along I-95 South in Wellesley

Noise wall work continues approaching the Route 9 interchange which the text on the right lane pavement hints at a new traffic configuration.

Image of temporary sign with notice of new traffic configuration for MA 9 exit on I-95 South in Wellesley

As the sign says, traffic exiting must now use the right lane while southbound through traffic stays to the left.

Image of new split in I-95 South traffic for MA 9 exit only lane ahead of new bridge on I-95 South in Wellesley

Three lanes to the left of the exit ramp head toward the new southbound bridge while work continues on the noise wall to the right.

Image of I-95 South traffic heading toward newly opened bridge over MA 9 in Wellesley in Add-A-Lane Project work zone

View after the exit ramp, notice the temporary Route 9 East exit sign has been moved across the highway and the arrow switched in direction.

Image taken of crossing new bridge over MA 9 on I-95 South in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Wellesley

Crossing over the new bridge, temporary barriers to the right separate the mainline from the Route 9 exit ramp traffic.

Image of completed new southbound bridge on I-95 South over MA 9 in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Wellesley

Still on the new bridge. Work continues in creating the new lanes beyond the East Route 9 exit ramp.

Image of noise wall supports being constructed at merge of MA 9 exit on-ramp with I-95 south in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

Besides new lane construction, noise wall installation continues along Route 9 on-ramp to I-95/128 South entering Needham.

Image of completed rock cut along I-95 South lanes needed to build 2 new lanes between MA 9 and Highland Ave in Needham

Closeup view of the southbound rock cut need to complete the 2 new lanes (1 mainline, 1 auxiliary) between Route 9 and Highland Avenue.

Image of new lane construction on I-95 South in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

The noise wall will accompany the new lanes from the top of the hill to Highland Avenue.

Image of construction along I-95 South in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

New guardrail is being installed along the future auxiliary lane as you are heading toward the Highland Avenue/Kendrick Street exit.

Image of new lane construction prior to Highland Ave exit on I-95 South in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

The new guardrail extends as far as the start of the C/D ramp for the Highland Avenue exits.

Image of temporary and permanent concrete barriers separating I-95 South traffic from Highland Ave C/D lanes in Needham

Temporary concrete barriers stand in front of the permanent taller structure separating the C/D lanes from I-95/128 South traffic by Highland Avenue.

Image showing bridge construction work proceeding at I-95 South interchange with Highland Ave in Needham

Piles of dirt and construction equipment remain between ramps to Highland Avenue near site of former bridge.

Image of nearly completed section of I-95 South in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

Largely completed section of I-95 South paralleling C/D ramp to Kendrick Street with temporary concrete barrier in future shoulder area.

Image of C/D ramp overhead signage from I-95 South in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

A look at the C/D ramp signage from I-95 South prior to on-ramp from the Highland Avenue exits.

Image of I-95 South traffic prior to merge from Highland Ave exit C/D ramp in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

I-95 traffic just prior to on-ramp from C/D lanes, yellow sign on temporary barrier warns drivers breakdown lane in use during rush hour (practice to be stopped after project is completed).

Image of traffic entering from Highland Ave C/D ramp prior to Kendrick St bridge on I-95 South in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

Traffic merging onto South I-95/128 from Highland Avenue exit C/D ramp just prior to Kendrick Street bridge.

Image of new guardrail along future shoulder of I-95 South in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

New guardrail is also being placed along future right shoulder beyond Kendrick Street.Work was to be completed by the end of 2017 but was delayed by the winter weather.

Image of construction at southern end of Add-A-Lane Project work zone on I-95 South in Needham

The end of the guardrail approaching the southern end of the Project work zone. It will be interesting to see if all lanes south of Kendrick Street are to be opened when shoulder work in both directions is completed.

Earlier photos from December 3, 2017:

Took a drive to check out the newly opened C/D ramp southbound to Kendrick Street and the new Kendrick Street ramp to I-95/128 North:

Image of I-95 North in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham showing shoulder construction progress

First, northbound approaching Kendrick Street, new guardrail has been placed along the right shoulder from the start of the work zone almost to the Kendrick Street ramp.

Image of progress addign guardrail to new right shoulder along I-95 North in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

The remaining new guardrail to Kendrick Street is to be put up the week of December 4-8, according to MassDOT.

Image taken of now opened ramp from Kendrick St to I-95 North in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

View of the now open ramp from Kendrick Street, plan to drive it during the next trip to Needham, temporary barriers in place in front of future right shoulder.

Image of temporary advisory sign marking merge of newly opened Kendrick St ramp to I-95 North in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

A temporary merging traffic advisory sign is place in the temporary barrier prior to the new ramp entering I-95, saw no cars using the ramp.

Image of existing and new I-95 ramp guide signs on Kendrick St heading west in Needham

Here's the view from Kendrick St heading toward the new North ramp. Instead of replacing the existing South I-95 sign with one having both directions, they have installed a new I-95 North further to the west.

Image of new sign for North I-95 added to existing I-95 South ramp guide sign on westbound Kendrick St in Needham for new I-95 north ramp

A small I-95 North guide sign was added, without a destination, to the existing I-95 South ramp overhead sign, and as can be seen in the distance...

Image of new I-95/128 North guide sign at newly opened ramp from westbound Kendrick St in Needham

The ramp sign has both an I-95 and Route 128 shield. The contractor must consider this to be a trailblazer type of sign since the FHWA has prohibited MassDOT from placing 128 shields on guide signs.

Heading back onto I-95/128 North:

Image of large dirt mounds between ramps from Highland Ave to I-95 North in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

Large dirt mounds, and perhaps a permanent berm, no covered with grass, still mark the Highland Avenue interchange area, temporary barrier still in place despite permanent concrete barrier now complete along C/D lanes.

Image of new overhead signage on I-95 North in front of Highland Ave bridge in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

Another look at the new overhead signage for both I-95/128 North for Route 9 and the C/D lane for Highland Avenue West, this time from the mainline.

Image of I-95 North traffic beyond Highland Ave. bridge in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

Approaching the new on-ramp from Highland Avenue on I-95 North, new ramp barrier is in place, along with temporary barrier in future right shoulder area.

Image showing construction progress along I-95 North in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

Continued construction can be seen in both future new lane areas, north and southbound, including supports fora noise wall that continues southbound from the Route 9 ramp.

Image of construction progress on right shoulder of I-95 North in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

Work continues in building the right shoulder barrier walls heading toward the Route 9 interchange.

Image showing progress constructing right side barrier wall along future lanes of I-95 North in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

Both shoulder barrier and drainage work continues approaching the top of the hill before the Route 9 interchange.

Image of construction along I-95 North in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

Work continues just before the Route 9 East ramp on new noise walls south of the excavated rock wall approaching Wellesley.

Heading back south, and, unfortunately, into the low December sun:

Image of noise wall supports being constructed along I-95 South prior to MA 9 exit in Wellesley

Work continues installing noise wall supports south of the Route16 exit up to Route 9. The South I-95/128 reassurance marker that was behind the wall posts has been (temporarily?) removed.

Image of noise wall support installation along I-95 South prior to MA 9 exit in Wellesley

The wall posts continue past the still existing traffic shift for Route 9 bridge construction.

Image of sound wall support post installation along right shoulder of I-95 South approaching MA 9 exit in Wellesley

The support posts continue past the last warning sign about the upcoming lane split.

Image of new overhead signage for MA 9 exit on I-95 South in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Wellesley

A new overhead gantry holds new signs for the Route 9 exit, temporary signs also still standing (the 1-Mile advance sign for the exit still incorrectly refers to it as Exit 20, with no added letters).

Image taken of new concrete deck on future I-95 South bridge over MA 9 in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Wellesley

An attempt to capture the new concrete deck on the future southbound bridge over Route 9.

Image of construction progress along I-95 South in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Wellesley

Work continues along the right shoulder after the Route 9 bridges, along with noise walls along the Route 9 on-ramp.

Image of new overhead advance sign for Highland Ave/Kendrick St exit on I-95 South in Needham

A new overhead 1/2 mile advance sign has been placed at the merge of the two traffic streams beyond the Route 9 on-ramp.

Image of temporary signage for Highland Ave/Kendrick St off-ramp from I-95 South in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

The new off-ramp for the Southbound C/D lanes at Highland Avenue is still marked with a temporary sign (and some confusion as noted by the driver just ahead of me.

Image of overhead exit signs along C/D ramp o I-95 South at Highland Ave in Needham

A view of the previously placed C/D ramp signage for Highland Avenue from the ramp itself.

The previously placed 2-sign cantilever overheads now with the Kendrick St exit sign uncovered on I-95 South in Needham

The other 2-sign cantilever overhead signs on the C/D ramp, now with Kendrick Street uncovered after the ramp was opened on December 1.

Image of newly opened C/D lanes from I-95 South in Wellesley at off-ramp to Highland Ave East in Needham

Proceeding along the C/D ramp past the exit for Highland Avenue East, now Exit 19B.

Image of new 2-sign cantilever overhead for Kendrick Street exit on C/D ramp from I-95 South in Needham

The split of the C/D ramp returning to I-95/128 South and the new Kendrick Street off-ramp is marked by these overhead signs.

Image of newly opened Kendrick Street off-ramp from C/D lanes of I-95 South in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

Taking the newly opened off-ramp to Kendrick Street.

Image of traffic signals at end of new ramp from I-95 South C/D lanes in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

The off-ramp ends in a traffic signal which allows vehicles to proceed back onto the I-95 South on-ramp.

Image of I-95 South guide sign at intersection of Kendrick Street and ? Road in Needham

The guide signs along Kendrick Street to the west of I-95 that only refer to the I-95 South ramp because there is no access to the northbound ramp in this direction.

Image of South MA 128 trailblazer on Kendrick St east heading toward I-95 South on-ramp in Needham

There is a South Route 128 trailblazer approaching the I-95 South ramp on Kendrick Street heading east.

Image of on-ramp from Kendrick Street merging onto I-95 South in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

Entering I-95/128 South from the Kendrick Street ramp, merge is easier now with temporary barriers gone along the shoulder prior to the ramp.

Image of traffic on I-95 South in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

Guardrail work has not started along the shoulder south of Kendrick Street, though drainage work may be complete.

Image of southern end of Add-A-Lane Project work zone on I-95 South in Needham showing construction in right shoulder

The southern end of the work zone looking similar to the last time through in October.

Previous Photos from October 28, 2017:

Another drive northbound after part of the new C/D ramps between Kendrick Street and Highland Avenue were opened:

Image of revised overhead advance signage for Highland Ave on I-95 North in Needham

With the opening of the new ramp, the exit numbers have been changed with an A added to the Kendrick Street sign and B and C applied to Highland Avenue starting with the 1 Mile advance sign for new Exit 19A. This is also true for the remainder of the advance signs:

Image of revised advance overhead exit signs for Kendrick St and Highland Ave on I-95 North in Needham

Image of revised advance overhead exit signs for Kendrick St and Highland Ave on I-95 North in Needham

Work continues meanwhile on the right shoulder, separated by a temporary barrier. The signage at Kendrick Street itself:

Image of revised overhead exit signs at off-ramp to Kendrick St (now Exit 19A) on I-95 North in Needham

The new Exit 19A gore sign at the Kendrick Street ramp:

Image of revised Exit 19A gore sign for Kendrick St exit on I-95 North in Add-A-Lane Project work zone on I-95 North in Needham

This portable VMS warns drivers of the new, earlier Highland Avenue exit ramp. Apparently, there was no publicity, except through entries on the MassDOT website, to drivers and local businesses of the exit number change:

Image of portable Variable Message Sign alerting drivers to new Highland Ave exit ramp on I-95 North in Needham

A closer view of the new Highland Avenue exit sign taken accessing the newly opened ramp:

Image of new Highland Ave overhead exit sign for ramp now open for I-95 North traffic in Needham

The view on the new ramp with the Trip Advisor Headquarters building to the right:

Image of driving newly opened ramp from I-95 North to Highland Ave in Needham in Add-A-Lane Project work zone

The overhead signs for the Highland Avenue ramps as seen from the opened C/D ramp:

Image of overhead signs along newly opened Highland Ave exit ramp from I-95 North in Needham

The last Highland Avenue exit sign and a newly placed Route 9 advance sign prior to the bridge:

Image of new exit sign for Highland Avenue over newly opened C/D ramp from I-95 North in Needham

The new Exit 19 C gore sign:

Image of revised exit 19c gore sign on newly opened C/D ramp from I-95 North to Highland Ave in Needham

Proceeding along the C/D ramp back to I-95 North with concrete barrier separating traffic from future breakdown lane:

Image of traffic on newly opened C/D ramp heading onto I-95 North in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

Traffic from both Highland Avenue ramps merges into one lane before entering I-95/128:

Image of traffic on merged C/D lane from Highland Ave preparing to enter I-95 North in Needham

About to enter the mainline with the end of the temporary barrier to the left:

Image of traffic on newly opened C/D ramp from Highland Ave to I-95 North in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

Entering I-95/128 through gap in temporary right-side barrier allows view of progress building new lanes between Highland Avenue and Route 9:

Image of construction progress along I-95 North between Highland Ave and MA 9 in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

Another view of new Route 9 exit sign and construction progress in starting to build right shoulder barrier between Highland Avenue and Route 9:

Image of new overhead exit sign for MA 9 and shoulder construction work along I-95 North in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

Meanwhile, work on the new southbound sound walls continues on the other side of the highway:

Image of sound barrier wall support construction along I-95 South in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

This is a new advance sign for the Route 9 East exit that has appeared in the last week next to new sound wall supports beyond the right shoulder:

Image of new overhead exit sign for MA 9 on I-95 North in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

These are the last new overheads put up at the MA 9 West exit ramp. It appears if all the new signage has now been placed northbound:

Image of new overhead exit signs for MA 9 West and I-90/Mass Pike on I-95 North in Wellesley

Earlier Photos Taken on October 14, 2017:

Drove northbound through the work zone and spotted several new overhead signs:

Image taken of construction progress in I-95 Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

New overhead signs for Highland Avenue can be spotted across from C/D lanes from Kendrick Street.

Image of newly placed 2 sign cantilever overhead exit signs for Highland Ave on I-95 North in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

A closer view of the signs. MassDOT has recently started the practice of placing 2 signs on one cantilever gantry. The signs still have the A and B suffixes that will be changed when the entire ramp system from Kendrick Street to Highland Avenue is opened.

Image of bridge girder being stored in future C/D ramp to Highland Ave on I-95 North in Needham

One of the steel girders for the westbound Highland Avenue bridge is being stored temporarily in the future C/D lane between Highland Avenue exit ramps.

Image of new concrete barriers to be placed between I-95 North and Highland Ave exit ramp traffic in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

Permanent concrete barriers are being placed to separate the I-95 North through traffic from that heading for Highland Avenue West prior to the eastbound bridge.

Image of construction progress along I-95 North beyond Highland Ave bridge in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

View of construction progress after Highland Avenue with new southbound and a new northbound sign being seen in the distance.

Image of construction progress on I-95 North in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

The new sign for MA 9 East is getting closer, while continued work on the noise walls along the southbound lanes continues.

Image of newly placed 1/2 Mile Advance exit sign on I-95 North in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

A closeup view of the new sign on the other side of the barrier where workers are separated from traffic as the new lanes are being built.

Image of new overhead signage for MA 9 exit from I-95 North in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Wellesley

The last set of new overheads are prior to the Route 9 East off-ramp. Support posts for future signs at the West off-ramp can be seen in the distance. I presume there will be auxiliary signs for Newton and Wellesley not listed on the overheads.

Previous photos taken on September 17, 2017:

Mostly related to new overhead signage placed in early September. First northbound:

Image of newly placed overhead sign for Highland Ave exit on I-95 North in Needham

New signs have now been placed on the existing northbound gantries for the Highland Avenue exits, the 1 1/2 miles refers to the current ramp for the eastbound exit.

Image of newly placed 1 1/4 mile advance sign for Highland Ave exits on I-95 North in Needham

The second new sign, notice the distance only reduces 1/4 mile for Highland Avenue while it reduced 1/2 mile for Kendrick Street. I'm assuming this is for the final exit ramp for both currently separate Highland Avenue exits which will be reached through a C/D ramp prior to the existing exits. Also the A and B suffixes will be changed when work is completed so Kendrick Street will be Exit 19A and the Highland Avenue exits will be Exits 19B and C.

Image taken of new overhead exit sign for Highland Ave on I-95 North at Kendrick St exit in Needham

The new overhead for Highland Avenue at the Kendrick Street ramp reads 3/4 mile, continuing the distance from the second advance sign.

Image of new cantilever exit sign for Highland Ave prior to Kendrick St bridge on I-95 North in Needham

The final new sign for Highland Avenue, prior to the Kendrick Street bridge, will be at the future single Highland Avenue exit ramp, MassDOT didn't temporarily place distances on it since due to the current 2 different exit ramp set-up.

Image of breakdown lane use signage beyond barrier separating future fourth lane on I-95 North in Needham

Approaching the current Highland Avenue East ramp, the sign indicating permitted breakdown lane use now placed beyond permanent barrier that will separate I-95/Route 128 North traffic from those entering on ramp from Kendrick Street. Sign will no longer be necessary can be removed when fourth lane is opened. The permanent Exit 19 (B) gore sign can also be seen behind the current Exit 19A sign.

Image taken of current and future ramp gore signage along I-95 North at Highland Ave in Needham

The permanent Exit 19 (C) gore sign can be seen behind the current Exit 19B sign at the current ramp to Highland Avenue West beyond site of future westbound bridge.

Image of new lane construction seen from I-95 North beyond Highland Ave in Needham

Work continues on building the additional lanes beyond Highland Avenue heading toward the Route 9 exit.

Image taken of Add-A-Lane Project construction along I-95 North approaching MA 9 exit in Needham

Heading toward Route 9 exit at former lane-split, work is proceeding on supports for noise walls along both directions of the highway.

Image of Add-A-Lane Project construction along I-95 North in Wellesley

Heading down toward Route 9 and Wellesley work is proceeding on completing the bridges seen in the distance.

Image of temporary exit sign along new bridge over MA 9 on I-95 North in Wellesley

Traveling over the new bridge over Route 9, the sign indicating the end of authorized breakdown is tacked below the temporary Route 9 West sign.

Heading back Southbound:

Image of traffic travelling on new through lanes of I-95 South in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Wellesley

The view traveling on the through lanes of the split traffic pattern prior to the Route 9 exit, equipment being used to build the new southbound bridge to the right.

Image of view of construction near MA 9 in I-95 Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Wellesley

Beyond the Route 9 bridge, work is proceeding to grade the new right lane prior to the merge at the end of the lane-split heading toward Highland Avenue.

Image of new overhead exit sign for Highland Avenue and Kendrick St (covered over) on I-95 South in Needham

New overhead sign for Highland Avenue has been placed. The bottom is covered over since it refers to Kendrick Street, the blank space in the exit tab is for a Future C, which will be for the Highland Avenue West ramp, currently Exit 19B.

View of new exit signage for future C/D ramp from I-95 South to Highland Ave and Kendrick St in Needham

Overhead signage has also been placed along future C/D ramp from I-95 / Route 128 South for Highland Avenue, including a future Exit 19 (C) gore sign.

Image of temporary and permanent exit signage for Highland Ave along I-95 South in Needham

A temporary sign directs I-95 South traffic to the current Highland Avenue East off-ramp at site of current on-ramp from Highland Avenue West. Covered over sign is for Kendrick Street.

Image of signage at current exit ramp from I-95 South to Highland Ave East in Needham in Add-A-Lane Project work zone

Current Exit 19A ramp gore sign in front of future Exit 19(B) sign for Highland Avenue East exit in Needham.

Image taken of noise wall construction along I-95 South between Highland Ave and Kendrick St in Needham

The noise wall has neared completion between Highland Avenue and Kendrick Street along the future off-ramp.

Image of shoulder construction in I-95 Add-A-Lane Project work zone southbound in Needham

A temporary barrier has been moved over the future right shoulder to complete drainage work along the stretch between Kendrick Street and the end of the work zone.

Image showing end of temporary barrier placement for shoulder drainage work along I-95 South in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

Work continues to replace the construction barrels with concrete barriers for shoulder work at the southern end of the Project work zone.

Earlier photos taken on August 27, 2017:

Taken in both directions, first northbound:

Image taken of new left lane open along I-95 North in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

At the start of the work zone. The big news is that the new left lane is now open, there are still 3 lanes open however, since work has moved to the right shoulder.

Image taken of new left lane now open along I-95 North in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

Another view approaching Kendrick Street, work on the right is proceeding behind a barrier.

Image showing construction equipment for drainage along right shoulder of I-95 North in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

Drainage culverts and pipes await installation along the right shoulder approaching the Kendrick Street exit ramp.

Image showing final paving of restored right lane prior to Kendrick St bridge on I-95 North in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

There is no longer a traffic shift to the left approaching the Kendrick Street bridge, the future fourth lane serves as the temporary shoulder almost to Highland Avenue.

Image of heading underneath the Kendrick St bridge on I-95 North in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

Heading underneath the Kendrick Street bridge with construction equipment grading the future right shoulder behind the concrete barrier.

Image taken of newly paved I-95 North roadway approaching Highland Ave exit in Needham

Final work is also proceeding on the future C/D lanes between Kendrick Street and Highland Avenue, though work has finished on the new left lane.

Image taken of construction along I-95 North in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

Approaching Highland Avenue, sign in future C/D lanes reminds drivers shoulder travel is permitted during rush hours morning and evening.

Image showing new traffic pattern on I-95 North in vicinity of Highland Ave East exit in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

The current traffic alignment creates a rather sharp curve needed to get beyond the temporary barrier and access the ramp to Highland Avenue East.

Image taken of traffic pattern on I-95 North in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

Beyond the ramp work is proceeding in grading the lanes toward the ramp to Highland Avenue West.

Image taken of construction along I-95 North approaching Highland Ave in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

Again, traffic has to take a sharp turn to access the exit ramp with the traffic alignment now using the new left lane, while also avoiding traffic entering from behind the temporary barrier.

Image taken of construction along I-95 North beyond Highland Ave in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

North of Highland Avenue, grading work continues along the new lanes (I-95 mainline and traffic from Highland Avenue) beyond the barrier to the right.

Image of permanent median barrier as seen from I-95 North in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

The permanent median barrier looms over traffic in the left and middle lanes following Highland Avenue.

Image of noise wall and lane construction along I-95 in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

Work continues along right shoulder to add new lane between Highland Avenue and Route 9 (along with noise wall construction on opposite side).

Image taken on construction along I-95 North in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

The northbound lane split for Route 9 bridge construction has been taken down at the top of the hill after Highland Avenue.

Image taken of I-95 North roadway prior to MA 9 interchange in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

View down the hill toward the Route 9 interchange shows absence of split traffic pattern, seen now in southbound lanes (see photos below).

Image of completed bridge construction along I-95 North at MA 9 interchange in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Wellesley

View at the northern end of the Add-A-Lane Project work zone with traffic using the new bridge over Route 9, future fourth lane behind barrier at left.

Turning around and heading Southbound:

Image of noise wall construction prior to Add-A-Lane work zone on I-95 South in Wellesley

Noise wall support installation still proceeding prior to official Add-A-Lane Project work zone.

Image of temporary signage alerting drivers to traffic split before MA 9 bridge on I-95 South in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Wellesley

A temporary guide sign among the support beams alerts I-95 South drivers to the new lane configuration at the Route 9 exit.

Image taken of new traffic lane split on I-95 South prior to MA 9 exit in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Wellesley

Entering the traffic split (I should have stayed to the left where the lanes flowed much better with no off and on-ramp traffic).

Image of temporary MA 9 exit sign now in between I-95 South traffic lanes in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Wellesley

The temporary Route 9 East traffic sign that was in the center median was moved and is now is between the separated lanes of southbound traffic prior to new bridge construction.

Image of construction equipment for new MA 9 bridge in between split lanes of I-95 South traffic in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Wellesley

Being in the right-side lanes does afford you a good look at construction of the new bridge for southbound lanes over Route 9.

Image of traffic moving in temporary lanes on I-95 South at MA 9 interchange in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Wellesley

As before the split, the right lane for MA 9 is exit only with the left lane for through traffic in the split-lane configuration.

Image of car trying to sneak back into I-95 South lanes at MA 9 interchange in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Wellesley

And, as before, this means drivers trying to sneak around backed-up through traffic by cutting back from the exit-only lane when it ends prior to the Route 9 on-ramp.

Image of traffic merging from MA 9 onto I-95 South in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Wellesley

A closer look at the noise wall support posts being installed along the Route 9 on-ramp beyond the merging traffic ahead of the end of the lane-split.

Image taken of variable message sign on I-95 South in Needham alerting drivers to new location of first Highland Ave exit in Needham

Prior to the end of the lane-split there is a portable VMS alerting drivers to the new location of Exit 19A for Highland Avenue West.

Image taken of view of Add-A-Lane Project construction from I-95 South in Needham

There is another VMS in the right lane in the construction area for the two new lanes to be built between Route 9 and Highland Avenue.

Image taken of noise barrier wall construction along I-95 South in Add-A-Lane Project construction zone in Needham

The noise wall supports continue along southbound toward the new ramp to Highland Avenue West.

Image of temporary exit sign at new location for ramp to Highland Ave West from I-95 South in Needham

A temporary exit sign before the new Highland Avenue exit ramp which does not require quite as sharp a turn as northbound.

Image of construction area for new Highland Ave bridge from I-95 South in Add-A-Lane Project construction zone in Needham

The former Exit 19A ramp area now hosts construction equipment and more concrete barriers to be placed along future CD lanes paralleling the southbound lanes.

Image of Add-A-Lane Project construction approaching Highland Ave bridge on I-95 South in Needham

Temporary and permanent concrete barriers in place for future C/D lanes at site of future bridge and under current Highland Avenue bridge.

Image of newly placed concrete barriers and noise wall structures along I-95 South between Highland Ave and Kendrick St in Needham

View south of the Highland Avenue bridge showing progress in building future C/D lanes and noise barrier walls.

Image of Add-A-Lane Project construction along I-95 South in Needham between Highland Ave and Kendrick St

Noise wall near completion paralleling future ramp to Kendrick Street and temporary barrier ahead of Highland Ave on-ramp.

Image of new lane construction along I-95 South near Kendrick St in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

Work is proceeding to grade to pave and complete grading of the future on-ramp lane from Highland Avenue approaching the Kendrick Street bridge.

Image of work to complete additional lane of traffic on I-95 South aftern Kendrick St bridge in Needham

Paving and temporary lane striping for the future fourth lane on the right, now serving as the shoulder/breakdown lane prior to the Kendrick Street on-ramp.

Image of final paving complete for additional lane of I-95 South in Add-A-Lane Project work zone south of Kendrick St in Needham

What appears to be the final paving of the southbound lanes south of Kendrick Street with fourth lane serving as shoulder and barrels blocking off future work along the permanent right shoulder.

Image of nearly completed I-95 South roadway in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

Former concrete barriers await removal along completed stretch south of Kendrick Street with new lane serving as temporary shoulder.

Image of paving work underway along right shoulder of I-95 South in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

Some shoulder work remains to be completed approaching southern end of construction zone by Real Time Traffic sign.

Image of construction along I-95 South at sourthern end of Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

Orange barrels block off future right shoulder from traffic at southern end of project work zone approaching Great Plain Avenue.

Earlier Photos from July 8 and 9, 2017:

Traveling northbound:

Image taken of ramp construction along I-95 North between Kendrick St and Highland Ave in Needham

Nothing new to report up to Kendrick Street. The road surface has been repaved prior to the Highland Avenue exits while work has been completed putting up guardrails along the future ramps between Kendrick Street and Highland.

Image taken of completed guardrail work along I-95 North for future ramps from Kendrick St to Highland Ave in Needham

Completed guardrail and future Kendrick St ramp behind temporary barrier approaching Highland Avenue East exit in Needham.

Image of construction progress for Add-A-Lane project on I-95 North in vicinity of Highland Ave in Needham

The newly paved lanes lead under the new (future westbound) Highland Avenue bridge.

Image of Add-A-Lane construction zone on I-95 North after Highland Ave bridge in Needham

Work continues on adding new lanes along the right of I-95 North just after the Highland Avenue bridge.

Image taken of new support posts for sound barrier walls along I-95 South prior to Highland Ave in Needham

Looking to the southbound lanes, supports are now being added beyond the new lane being constructed for a sound barrier wall between Route 9 and Highland Avenue.

Image of new lane construction in Add-a-Lane work zone along I-95 North in Needham

Work continues to clear a path for the new lane heading up the hill toward the Route 9 interchange after Highland Avenue.

View of construction in Add-a-Lane work zone along I-95 North in Needham

Heading down the hill into Wellesley and the Route 9 interchange, work largely has been completed northbound prior to the bridges, though more median work remains to be completed.

Image taken of continuing median and bridge construction work in Add-a-Lane work zone on I-95 North in Wellesley

Work continues on completing the bridge over Route 9 while I-95/128 traffic is still split until after the westbound bridge.

Image of work on MA 9 bridge from I-95 North in Add-a-Lane work zone in Wellesley

Construction equipment parked in the median by the Route 9 bridges at the northern end of the Add-A-Lane Project work zone.

Heading back southbound (no rain this time):

Image taken of support posts being installed for sound barrier wall along I-95 South in Wellesley

Prior to the actual Project work zone they are adding noise barrier walls along the south of I-95/Route 128. Looks like there going to have to move the existing reassurance marker.

Image of traffic moving along I-95 South in Wellesley entering Add-a-Lane work zone

A better look at the median construction work can be seen entering the work zone southbound before Route 9.

Image taken of sound barrier wall support posts being installed next to I-95 South lanes in Wellesley

Another look at the sound wall support posts going up starting along the Route 9 on-ramp and continuing southbound into Needham.

Image taken of Add-A-Lane project construction along I-95 South in Needham

Concrete barrier to the right separates I-95/128 traffic from new lane and noise wall construction heading down hill toward Highland Avenue.

Image taken of construction taking place in Add-A-Lane work zone along I-95 South in Needham

Installation of wall supports ends just prior to Highland Avenue west off-ramp. Large dirt piles remain at location of Highland Avenue bridge construction.

Image of Add-A-Lane project construction along I-95 South near Highland Ave in Needham

Construction equipment can be seen along future lanes on either side of the highway before Highland Avenue.

Image of construction at Highland Ave in Add-A-Lane Project work zone along I-95 South in Needham

Cement culverts, construction equipment and dirt piles remain between the new Highland Avenue bridge and the ramps to and from I-95/Route 128 in Needham.

Image taken under Highland Avenue bridge of newly revised exit ramp from I-95 South to Highland Ave east in Needham

View from under the Highland Avenue bridge prior to the eastbound exit and entering the new southbound I-95/128 lanes.

Image of traveling over newly opened southbound lanes just after Highland Ave on I-95 South in Needham

Traveling on the recently shifted southbound lanes between Highland Avenue and Kendrick Street, the old right side of the highway will now be used for the C/D lanes between the two streets.

Image of construction along Add-A-Lane Project work zone on I-95 South in Needham

Wall panels are now being installed for the sound barrier walls between Highland Avenue and Kendrick Street while traffic has been shifted over to the new lanes.

Image of new median berm along I-95 South in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

The berm in the median has now grown over with vegetation while work continues to the right on the new lane prior to Kendrick Street.

Image of new Kendrick Street bridge from I-95 South in Needham

Southbound traffic slowly shifting off of new lanes prior to going under the Kendrick Street bridge.

Image of merging traffic from Kendrick St onto I-95 South in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in Needham

Traffic still enters from the new Kendrick Street off-ramp behind a temporary work barrier, limit the sight distance while entering I-95 South.

Image taken of construction in Add-A-Lane work zone along I-95 South in Needham

Paving work and work along right shoulder remains to be completed between Kendrick Street and the southern end of the Add-A-Lane Project work zone.

Previous Photos from June 4, 2017:

Traveling northbound:

Image taken of new lane construction in Add-A-Lane work zone on I-95 North in Needham

At the start of the work zone, the median barrier is complete and the new left-most lane has been paved.

View of new lane construction in Add-A-Lane work zone on I-95 North in Needham

Barrels separate the new paved lane from the rest of the northbound roadway approaching the Kendrick Street interchange.

Image of new travel lane under construction as part of Add-A-Lane project on I-95 North in Needham

Pre-existing services sign for Highland Avenue prior to new Kendrick Street interchange and paved new left-most lane and permanent median barrier.

Image of nearly completed ramp to I-95 North from Kendrick Street in Add-A-Lane work zone in Needham

View from under the Kendrick Street bridge of nearly completed ramp from Kendrick Street.

Image taken of Add-A-Lane work zone between Kendrick Street and Highland Ave on I-95 North in Needham

New guardrail construction for the ramp from Kendrick Street to Highland Avenue can be seen beyond the temporary right-side barrier.

Image taken of construction in Add-A-Lane project work area from I-95 North in Needham

The guardrail installation appears complete approaching the current Highland Avenue East ramp.

Image of construction taking place near Highland Ave bridge in Add-A-Lane Project work zone from I-95 North in Needham

View approaching new Highland Avenue bridge, work proceeding on second span beyond.

Image of construction in Add-A-Lane Project work zone in vicinity of Highland Ave bridge over I-95 North in Needham

View from future location of westbound bridge showing progress in building auxiliary lanes between Highland Avenue and Route 9.

Image of construction progress in Add-A-Lane Project work zone on I-95 North in Needham

Traffic in both directions is separated by permanent concrete barrier with construction work proceeding along the outside lanes.

Image of construction progress in Add-A-Lane Project work zone on I-95 North in Needham

Work has started in putting up noise barrier walls along both sides of the highway approaching the Route 9 interchange.

Image of construction under way in Add-A-Lane Project work zone approaching MA 9 exit on I-95 North in Needham

Looking down toward the Route 9 interchange in Wellesley showing barrier construction and work in what will become the center median.

Image of progress in Add-A-Lane project work zone on I-95 North at MA 9 interchange in Wellesley

Work is continuing on completing the permanent bridges over Route 9 at the northern end of the project work zone.

Image of construction in Add-A-Lane Project work zone on I-95 North interchange with MA 9 in Wellesley

Paving has been completed on the future northbound lanes over Route 9, and on the median barrier. Unfortunately, it was raining when I returned the other direction and I was unable to take and photos.

Previous photos from April 17, 2017:

Traveling southbound on Patriot's Day afternoon:

Image taken of construction on I-95 South in Wellesley as part of Add-A-Lane construction project

Heading across the Route 9 bridge showing a cluster of temporary signage around the exit ramp and the lane drop.

Image taken of I-95 South construction in Add-A-Lane project work zone in Wellesley

Work has been proceeding in clearing room for the future lanes from Route 9 to Highland Avenue including another rock cut along the southbound lanes.

Image showing rock cut and clearing along I-95 South in Needham for Add-A-Lane project

A closer view of the project work after the Route 9 on-ramp where you now have a clear view of a house and retaining wall by the southbound lanes (now an ideal residence for a traffic reporter?).

Image taken of view of Add-A-Lane project work zone from I-95 South in Needham

Looking down the hill toward Highland Avenue with work proceeding on the new right lanes behind the temporary retaining wall.

Image of Add-A-Lane project construction from I-95 South in Needham

Continuing down the hill, you can see the work being done around Highland Avenue on the northbound side preparing the westbound bridge over I-95/128.

Image taken of construction work near the Highland Ave. exit on I-95 South as part of the Add-A-Lane project in Needham

A closer look at the northbound work, since southbound is being blocked by this poorly timed passing truck.

Image taken at location of former railroad bridge from I-95 South in Needham

Better view of southbound construction. To the right, work is now proceeding in removing the base of the former railroad bridge to make room for the two new lanes that will be built between Route 9 and Highland Avenue.

Image taken of construction materials stored along I-95 South ramps to and from Highland Ave. in Needham

The Highland Avenue interchange area southbound has become a storage place for completed structures awaiting installation and several dirt piles.

Image taken of I-95 Add-A-Lane construction zone just south of Highland Ave. in Needham

While little progress has been made in completing the sound barrier walls to the right, work is proceeding on grading the future lanes in the current median to the left. I-95 South thru traffic will be moved to the left so auxiliary lanes can be built on part of the current lanes to carry traffic between Highland Avenue and Kendrick Street.

Image of median construction along I-95 South in Add-A-Lane construction zone in Needham

Another view of median work further south along with the building of a berm in the median just north of the Kendrick Street bridge.

Image of completed Kendrick Street bridge over I-95 South in Add-A-Lane work zone in Needham

Speaking of the Kendrick Street bridge, this area is largely complete save for completing the median work and removing the temporary barrier to the left and repaving and re-striping the southbound lanes.

Image taken of I-95 South Add-A-Lane construction zone just south of Kendrick St bridge in Needham

Just south of the bridge, the work appears to be mostly complete on the median barrier and the new lane has been paved, this would leave only the remaining lanes to be paved to complete the project between Kendrick Street and Great Plain Avenue.

Image of view along I-95 South in Add-A-Lane project work zone in Needham

Further south near the northbound overhead sign for Kendrick Street, showing the same condition of completeness.

Image taken of construction work near Great Plain Ave on I-95 South in Add-A-Lane work zone in Needham

Same story at the southern end of the project, however, the new left lane has not been paved at this location.

Previous photos, taken on  January 23, 2017:

On and off snow showers prevented a lot of photo being taken, but some progress can be seen in the amount of construction debris near Highland Avenue:

Image of add-a-lane construction zone from I-95 North in Needham near Highland Ave

The view also included some local wildlife. Work has started in earnest on creating the new lanes between Highland Avenue and Route 9.

Image of construction zone along I-95/128 North in Needham

Work is closer to Highland Ave heading north and toward the top of the hill heading south, which includes these crane structures:

Image of crane structures on both sides of I-95 in Add-A-Lane workzone in Needham

The permanent median barrier is now in use separating the north and southbound traffic. The gore sign at the MA 9 exit is also a permanent one (though maybe not a permanent number):

Image of exit gore sign at permanent new ramp to MA 9 East from I-95 North in Wellesley

Heading back south, they have begun storing the future bridge deck beams for the westbound span of the Highland Avenue bridge in the center median near the southbound lanes:

Image of metal support beams for future Highland Ave bridge being stored in I-95 median in Needham

The beams continue toward the Kendrick Street bridge:

Image of metal beams for future bridge being stored along median by I-95 South in Needham

Earlier Photos taken on January 1, 2017 in Needham and Wellesley:

Progress has been made since October in installing the center median barrier and preparing the area for the additional lane at the southern end of the southern end of the project:

Image of construction of permanent median barrier in Add-A-Lane work zone from I-95/128 North in Needham

Most of the barrier has been constructed south of Kendrick Street with an exception where a new overhead sign support is being installed prior to the Kendrick Street exit:

Image of median barrier construction along Add-A-Lane work zone from I-95/128 North in Needham

A photo taken at the Kendrick Street interchange shows little change, with most of the work already completed:

Image showing progress in Add-A-Lane work zone in Needham from I-95/128 North

Here's a view of the nearly completed Kendrick Street on-ramp which has been paved but cannot be seen in this photo:

Image of Kendrick Street on-ramp to I-95/128 North nearing completion in Needham

A closer view of the future merge area between the Kendrick St. off-ramp and I-95/128 North showing guardrail has been installed on the future C/D lanes between Kendrick St. and Highland Ave.:

Image of construction in area of merge between future Kendrick St. off-ramp and I-95/128 North in Needham

The view looking toward the Highland Ave. bridge is a little different now that the older bridge has been removed and more of the site area cleared, the new I-95 North exit sign seen to the right has a destination of Waltham:

Image of construction in Add-A-Lane work zone in proximity to Highland Ave. on I-95/128 North in Needham

There has also been progress creating the new center median barrier between Highland Ave. and Route 9, allowing the start of moving northbound traffic to the left so that the extra right lane can be built:

Image of Add-A-Lane construction project work beyond Highland Ave. on I-95/128 North in Needham

A view higher up the hill where work has finished blasting away rock for the space needed for the extra lanes:

Image of view of new northbound lanes being built along I-95/128 North in Needham after Highland Ave.

While traffic is still split before the Route 9 exit, the right side now uses the completed part of the new northbound bridge:

Image of I-95 North traffic using new bridge at MA 9 interchange in Wellesley

A closer look at the bridge crossing:

Image of I-95/128 North traffic using right side of new bridge over MA 9 in Wellesley

Turning around here's what the view looks like entering the Add-A-Lane construction zone from the north:

Image of traffic entering Add-A-Lane work zone from the north on I-95/128 South in Wellesley

The view from the top of the hill back towards Highland Ave showing the permanent median barrier right next to the traffic lanes that have moved to the left to allow for the construction of additional lanes to the right:

Image of construction progress in Add-A-Lane work zone between MA 9 and Highland Ave on I-95/128 South in Needham

A view closer to the new Highland Ave bridge, now with the old bridge out of the way:

Image of new Highland Avenue bridge unobstructed by old bridge in I-95/128 South in Needham

A view from closer to the new bridge showing the temporary exit signs for Highland Ave. (sorry about the glare):

Image of construction near new Highland Avenue bridge in Add-A-Lane work zone on I-95/128 South in Needham

A view from under the bridge of the relocated exit ramp to Highland Ave. East need to connect with the new bridge:

Image of relocated Highland Ave. east exit ramp in Add-A-Lane project work zone on I-95/128 South in Needham

Progress is being made in the wide center median area to prepare for the extra lanes for I-95/128 South:

Image of construction in center median of I-95/128 for new lanes as part of Add-A-Lane project in Needham

They have finished installing supports for the noise barrier walls, but not the walls themselves toward Kendrick St., work on the ramp is proceeding:

Image of noise barrier construction along I-95/128 South in Add-A-Lane work zone in Needham

View of the northbound ramp from Kendrick Street across the way:

Image of construction near Kendrick Street along I-95/128 in Add-A-Lane work zone in Needham

Finally, a look at the progress in the median between Kendrick St. and the end of the construction zone heading south again showing he gap in the permanent barrier for overhead sign support installation:

Image of construction south of Kendrick St. in Add-A-Lane work zone on I-95/128 South in Needham

Previous Photos taken on October 30, 2016, Needham - Wellesley Section

Not too much change is obvious from the previous photos taken northbound before Kendrick Street:

Image of Add-A-Lane work zone on I-95 North in Needham

Here's a closer view of the odd looking gore sign resulting from a temporary removal of the planned A suffix, the temporary lane shift before the bridge is still in effect, the permanent center median is finished in this area:

Image of exit ramp for new Kendrick Street interchange on I-95 North in Needham

More progress can be seen for the future Kendrick Street flyover ramp to I-95 North, the ramp is now paved, not seen in the photo:

Image of nearly complete Kendrick Street on-ramp to I-95 North in Needham

Close look at temporary exit sign for the first Highland Avenue exit:

Image of temporary exit signs before new and old Highland Ave bridges over I-95 North in Needham

This is the last photo to be taken of the old Highland Avenue Bridge over I-95/128 North, it is to be demolished the weekend of November 5-6 with traffic detoured off at the exit ramps:

Image of old Highland Ave bridge over I-95 North in Needham soon to be demolished

New temporary signage has been put up for new traffic configuration for the Route 9 exits, another split of traffic lanes to go with the first:

Image of new temporary signing for new alignment for traffic exiting I-95 North at MA 9 in Wellesley

This photo approaching the Route 9 exit also shows progress in cutting back the rock face for the new exit lanes:

Image of temporary exit sign approaching MA 9 exit on I-95 North in Wellesley

The exiting traffic is using the new northbound bridge that will be open to all traffic in mid-November:

Image of newly completed northbound bridge for I-95 over MA 9 in Wellesley

Heading back southbound,view from the top of the hill heading toward Highland Avenue, most of the permanent median barrier is in place:

Image of I-95 Add-A-Lane project construction zone looking south toward Highland Ave in Needham

The new median barrier ends before Highland Avenue and what remains of the old Highland Avenue bridge awaits final demolition on November 5 and 6:

Image of construction near Highland Avenue on I-95 South in Needham

Here's a closer look of what remains of the bridge over southbound I-95/128:

Image of remaining segment of old Highland Ave bridge over I-95 South in Needham

Beyond the bridge, work is continuing on the future access roads and noise barriers between Highland Avenue and Kendrick Street:

Image of construction of new lanes along I-95 South between Highland Ave and Kendrick St in Needham

Little new to report south of Kendrick Street on constructing the new lane and median barrier:

Image of I-95 Add-A-Lane project construction from I-95 South in Needham

Previous Photos Taken on August 21, 2016 (Needham Section)

MassDOT opened the on-ramps to the newly completed Kendrick Street bridge on August 19, 2016. This included placing new overhead signage for the exit on I-95 North. Here is the 1-Mile Advance sign:

Image of newly placed 1-Mile advance overhead sign for new Kendrick St. exit on I-95 North in Needham

As you can see, there is space next to the 19. Originally, the exit was, according to the MassDOT project page, to be Exit 19A, however the A was removed from the signs (including the gore sign which was placed earlier in the week as 19A) just prior to the signs being put up. A similar sign is at the 1/2 mile advance point:

Image of new 1/2 mile advance overhead sign for new Kendrick Street exit on I-95 North in Needham

As here is the signage at the ramp, notice the gore sign in the distance with the numbers on the far to account for then now missing A:

Image of new overhead exit signage for new Kendrick St. exit in I-95 North in Needham

If these exits receive new milepost based numbers, MassDOT will have to decide whether it should be given the number 35A, the exit is at milepost 35.1, or fudge the number and make it 34. If it's 35A then the next two Highland Avenue exits would be 35B and 35C. The problem is that there will be no direct ramp to Kendrick Street southbound and so drivers would see 35C and B, but no A which could be confusing. If MassDOT made the numbers 35B and A southbound, then the same exit ramp would have two different numbers, which could be confusing as well. MassDOT indicates that the rest of the ramp system will not open until the fall of 2018. Here's the completed ramp to Kendrick St.:

Image of completed northbound exit ramp to Kendrick Street from I-95 North in Needham

While here's what progress has been made on the new on-ramp from Kendrick Street to I-95 North:

Image of under construction ramp from Kendrick Street to I-95 North in Needham

Here's a couple views of ramp construction taken from a street paralleling I-95 North between Kendrick St. and Highland Ave., showing some of the on-ramp structure has been completed:

Image of ramp construction along I-95 North in Needham between Kendrick St. and Highland Ave.

Here's a closer look from the entrance to the Coca Cola Bottling Plant bordering Kendrick Street:

Image of ramp construction along I-95 North between Kendrick St. and Highland Ave. in Needham

The new Kendrick Street bridge was officially completed on Friday 8/19/16 with two lanes heading east and one south, with a signalized left turn for the new I-95 South ramp. Here's the mew small I-95 guide sign at the beginning of the bridge:

Image of new I-95 South guide sign at start of recently completed Kendrick St. bridge in Needham

Traffic taking the ramp from I-95 North can only go right at the end of the ramp. This is the permanent condition, according to MassDOT documents, the overhead guide sign in the distance also only refers to Canton as a destination, or control city:

Image of newly placed overhead guide sign for I-95 South on new Kendrick St. bridge in Needham

As you can see, bicyclists are already taking advantage of the new bike lane. The signage at the ramp is the standard Mass. guide or paddle sign, also just referring to Canton:

Image of new I-95 South guide sign at new on-ramp from Kendrick St. in Needham

Here's the view from the on-ramp heading toward I-95/Route 128 South:

Image of new onramp from Kendrick St to I-95 South in Needham

It will be interesting to see how drivers get used to the new ramp, especially at rush hours when the breakdown lane is in use. Concrete barriers, seen in the distance, line the right side of I-95 just up to where the ramp enters the highway, possibly restricting the view of cars entering from the ramp. Work has also been proceeding on the new Highland Ave. bridge over I-95. Here's the view northbound:

Image of Highland Ave. bridges (old and new) from I-95 North in Needham

The exit ramps are being reconfigured to meet the new bridge. Here is the southbound ramp to eastbound Highland Avenue (Exit 19A):

Image of construction of new ramps for Highland Ave. east on I-95 South in Needham

Noise barriers are not only being built along I-95 as seen above, but also along the ramps heading to and from Highland Ave.:

Image of noise barriers being placed along reconfigured Highland Ave. ramps to and from I-95 South in Needham

Here's the view of the new bridge, looking close to completion, over I-95/Route 128, from the end of the southbound exit ramp:

Image of new Highland Ave. bridge under construction over I-95 in Needham

Between Highland Avenue and Route 9, some progress can be seen in the placement of a permanent median barrier:

Image of Add-A-Lane construction between Highland Ave. and MA 9 from I-95 North in Needham

And work is wrapping up on excavating rock for the new northbound lanes near the MA 9 exit:

Image of rock excavation along I-95 North for new lane near MA 9 exit in Wellesley

Work is also proceeding on the new bridge northbound over Route 9:

Image of bridge construction near MA 9 exit on I-95 North in Wellesley

Here's a closer view of the new bridge under construction:

Image of new bridge over MA 9 under construction from I-95 North in Wellesley

Previous Photos Taken on June 12, 2016 (Needham Section)

Heading northbound from Dedham, little progress can be seen along the median between Great Plain Avenue and the Highland Avenue Area, either at the start of the work zone:

Image of median construction along I-95 in Needham

or further toward the Highland Ave. Exit:

Image of median work along I-95/128 in Needham

Work on the off-ramp connecting to the Kendrick Street future on-ramp area can be seen beyond the blue services sign:

Image of median construction along I-95/MA 128 in Needham

Work has proceeded greatly in creating the retaining walls for the future on and off-ramps from Kendrick Street:

Image of ramp retaining wall construction along I-95/MA 128 in Needham

Here's a closer view of the northbound off-ramp that will also serve drivers to Highland Avenue East and southbound on-ramp from Kendrick Street, with completed permanent center median barrier:

Image approaching Kendrick St. Bridge showing ramp construction for I-95 South in Needham

Here's the completed support work for the future on-ramp to I-95/128 North from Kendrick Street:

Image of completed support structure for future Kendrick St. on-ramp to I-95 North in Needham

Work is still proceeding on the new Highland Avenue bridges and clearing for the new ramp system from I-95/128 North:

Image of new ramp and bridge construction work along I-95 North in Needham

Following the Highland Ave. bridge, work is starting on extending the new median barrier between Highland Ave. and the MA 9 exits:

Image of median construction along I-95 North in Needham after Highland Ave.

A closer view of the median barrier in place starting at the bottom of the hill (lane split prior to MA 9 bridge still in place):

Image of new median barrier in place along I-95 North in Needham

Work has started in clearing away the rocks that stand in the way of the new fourth lane approaching Route 9:

Image of rock clearing for new additional lane along I-95 North in Wellesley

Looking at work surrounding the MA 9 interchange. The additional fourth lane now begins right after the MA 9 East off-ramp, within the construction zone:

Image of construction in area of MA 9 interchange from I-95/M 128 North in Wellesley

Heading back south, here's the approach to the MA 9 interchange showing new rock cut along northbound lanes:

Image of construction at interchange of I-95 and MA 9 in Wellesley

View looking toward Highland Avenue from the top of the hill, showing work on constructing permanent median barrier:

Image of median construction approaching Highland Ave along I-95 South in Needham

View of still existing old Highland Avenue westbound bridge over I-95:

Image of construction surrounding Highland Ave on I-95 South in Needham

After the Highland Avenue bridge, little additional work on noise barrier walls between Highland Ave and Kendrick St, or median construction:

Image of construction approaching Kendrick St. bridge on I-95 South in Needham

Approaching the Kendrick St. bridge,showing progress in building the future on-ramps:

Image of new Kendrick St bridge and future on-ramp from I-95 South in Dedham

Here's a closer look at the retaining walls north of Kendrick Street along I-95 South (across median from I-95 northbound lanes):

Image showing retaining wall for future ramp to Kendrick St from I-95 South in Needham

Progress can be seen in the future on-ramp retaining wall south of the bridge:

Image of new retaining wall for future on-ramp to I-95 South from Kendrick St in Needham

Here's a close view of the work on the ramp itself to I-95 South:

Image of Kendrick St on-ramp construction to I-95 South in Needham

Finally, a look at lack of median work between Kendrick St. and the southern end of the work zone:

Image of median construction from I-95 South in Needham

Previous Photos: April 24, 2016 (Dedham Section):

Some of the recently placed signage at the exit ramps within the work zone. The Route 109 off-ramps have an additional I-95 ground mounted trailblazer sign, in addition to the auxiliary signs for Route 128. This is on West 109:

Image of new ground-mounted I-95 South trailblazer guide sign on MA 109 West in Dedham

Heading east on Route 109 there is an unusual, for recent installations, combination I-95/128 South auxiliary trailblazer:

Image of combined I-95 / MA 128 South auxiliary trailblazer on MA 109 East in Dedham

As can be seen in the distance, there is another ground-mounted I-95 North guide sign, along with the typical overhead sign, in the distance, and now close up:

Image of overhead and ground-mounted I-95 North guide signs on MA 109 East in Dedham

The back of the westbound version can also be seen on the left. Moving to the Great Plain Avenue exit, there are several large Route 128 trailblazers that tend to overwhelm the standard I-95 South green guide (paddle) signs. Here's the signage at the northbound on-ramp:

Image of on-ramp signage along Great Plain Avenue at I-95/128 North in Needham

It doesn't help that the guide sign is partially obscured by other signage. Here's the signage heading the other way into Needham:

Image of guide signage along Great Plain Avenue in Needham for MA 128 and I-95 South

Here the Route 128 sign is before the I-95 one, unlike in most other places. Here's a closer look at the I-95 sign with Canton as the local destination:

Image of I-95 South Guide sign along Great Plain Avenue in Needham

Lastly, back along I-95 there is an unusual, for recent installations, set of reassurance markers for I-95 and Route 128 South that are posted after crossing the Charles River bridge into Dedham:

Image of two separate reassurance markers for I-95 and MA 128 South after Charles River Bridge in Dedham

These are on separate posts, unlike all the other new reassurance markers put up along this completed Add-A-Lane project section.

Previous Photos Taken on April 2, 2016 (Needham Section):

Views of construction progress heading south. The first shot is at the top of the hill looking toward Highland Ave. showing progress in re-doing the median:

Image of ongoing construction along I-95 in Needham

Some progress has been made in installing the permanent median barrier between the bridge above and Highland Avenue:

Image of center median construction along I-95 in Needham

Here's the view at the bottom of the hill:

Image of center media construction approaching Highland Ave. on I-95 South in Needham

Work appears to have slowed at the Highland Ave. bridge itself:

Image of construction around Highland Ave. bridge from I-95 South in Needham

Here are new views of the noise barrier supports going up between Highland Ave. and Kendrick Street:

Image of noise barrier construction along I-95 South in Needham

They continue on toward Kendrick Street:

Image of noise barrier wall construction approaching Kendrick St. on I-95 South in Dedham

The noise barrier will parallel the new off-ramp to Kendrick Street:

Image of noise barrier being constructed along ramp to Kendrick St. from I-95 South in Needham

Here's a closer look of the completed Kendrick Street bridge:

Image of new Kendrick St. bridge over I-95 South in Needham

Work is continuing to place the support wall along the future Kendrick Street on-ramp to I-95/128 South:

Image of new support wall being constructed at Kendrick St. along I-95 South in Needham

No real progress to be seen in median construction between Kendrick Street and the completed section in Dedham:

Image of median work along I-95 South in Needham

Previous Photos from Feb. 27, 2016:

A. Dedham Section: Photo of the one North I-95/MA 128 reassurance marker previously not taken on the January trip:

Image of I-95/128 North Reassurance marker following MA 109 exit in Dedham

B. Needham Section: Not much progress to report on the median work at the southern end of the project in late February:

Image of median construction along I-95/128 in Needham

The last part of the old Kendrick Street bridge has been taken down:

Image of new Kendrick St bridge over I-95/128 North in Needham

Progress has also been made in completing the new Kendrick Street on-ramp beyond the bridge:

Image of permanent barrier wall for new Kendrick St on-ramp to I-95/128 North in Dedham

Work on the exterior appears to be nearing completion at the far end of the future on-ramp:

Image of construction at end of future ramp from Kendrick St to I-95/128 North in Needham

There's also been progress in building the permanent median barrier between the MA 9 and Highland Avenue exits:

Image of median construction between Highland Ave and Route 9 on I-95/128 North in Needham

But not much new to report at the northern end of the project approaching MA 9:

Image of I-95 Add-A-Lane construction zone approaching MA 9 exit in Needham

Photos Taken on January 9, 2016:

A. Dedham Section: Work seems almost completed (with the exception of one support pole awaiting a new exit sign for US 1). Most orange barrels have been removed and new I-95/128 trailblazers installed.

Image of new North I-95/MA 128 trailblazer beyond Great Plain Ave. exit in Needham

Here's one of the two new trailblazers northbound, just after the Great Plain Avenue exit. The new fourth lane starts southbound just after the Railroad bridge before the Great Plain Avenue exit:

Image of completed 4-lane I-95 section near Charles River in Needham

The back of the trailblazer in the first photo can be seen on the left. Here's the view crossing the new four-lane Charles River bridge:

Image of new four-lane I-95 South crossing Charles River into Dedham

An 'Exit Only' tab has been added to the first MA 135 exit sign after the bridge. Here's a view (through a messy windshield) of the new South I-95/MA 128 trailblazer after the MA 135 exit in Dedham:

Image of new I-95/MA 128 South trailblazer after MA 135 exit in Dedham

The re-opened 'Truck Turnout' is ahead. Here is a view of the opened 4-lanes prior the MA 109 exit:

Image of opened four lane I-95 before MA 109 exit in Dedham

The new bridge was finally completed in December, as shown by this closeup photo:

Image of completed MA 109 bridge over I-95/128 in Dedham

The last new trailblazer follows the MA 109 East on-ramp (there's also a new one after the exit northbound, not pictured):

Image of new I-95/MA 128 South trailblazer following MA 109 exit in Dedham

B. Needham Section: Work has progressed on building the new center median, the new bridges over I-95 and the new interchange at Kendrick Street

A view of the progress in median construction at the start of the construction zone on I-95/128 North:

Image of construction of median along I-95 North in Needham

Work has not started here on placing the permanent concrete median. As the signs say, there's a lane shift approaching the Kendrick Street bridge, before the Highland Avenue exit:

Image of construction zone on I-95 North approaching Highland Ave exit in Needham

This is to allow protection for workers building the new on-ramp at Kendrick Street. Here's a closeup of the old bridge being dismantled:

Image of old Kendrick St bridge being dismantled above I-95/128 North in Needham

On the other side work is progressing in building the new on-ramp from Kendrick Street with the steel supports for the roadway now in place:

Image of new steel supports for future I-95 North on-ramp in Needham

They are also making progress with the new Highland Avenue bridge at the exit itself:

Image of construction of new bridge at Highland Ave. exit on I-95 North in Needham

Work has commenced in placing a new center median north of the Highland Avenue exit:

Image of new-lane construction on I-95 North after Highland Ave. exit

Installation of the permanent concrete barrier has begun near the beginning of the hill, as seen in this closer view:

Image showing installation of permanent center median barrier along I-95 North in Needham

As the signs indicate, there's now a split in the northbound roadway approaching the MA 9 exit, due to reconstruction of the I-95 bridge. There are two lanes to the right and one along the old median to the left:

Image of new construction zone lane split on I-95 North approaching MA 9 exit in Wellesley

New temporary ground-mounted signs have taken the place of the overhead signs for this exit:

Image of temporary signs for MA 9 exit off of I-95 North in Wellesley

Heading back south, here's the view from the top of the hill after entering Needham following the MA 9 exit:

Image showing beginning of new permanent median barrier in I-95 South construction zone in Needham

This is where the permanent median barrier begins at this time. A view of the end of the new barrier approaching the Highland Avenue exit:

Image of median barrier construction along I-95 South in Needham

And a look from the north of the bridge construction at Highland Avenue:

Image of new bridge under construction over I-95 South in Needham

The new bridge is going up behind the old one, as are, as can be seen in the distance, noise barrier walls:

Image of frame for noise barrier walls being constructed along I-95 South in Needham

The barrier will parallel the old off-ramp from Highland Avenue and the new ramp to Kendrick Street:

Image of noise barrier wall construction between Highland Ave and Kendrick St along I-95 South in Needham

A closer look at the new Kendrick Street bridge and supporting structure for the future ramp:

Image of new Kendrick Street bridge and support structure along I-95 South in Needham

The concrete structure continues on the other side of the bridge tracing the path of the future on-ramp:

Image of new structure supporting future I-95 South on-ramp from Kendrick St in Needham

There's also a lane shift in this location matching that on the northbound side. A view of the median work being done after the Highland Avenue exit:

Image of median barrier construction along I-95 South in Needham

The permanent barrier is in place in this location, but not toward the end of the construction zone approaching Great Plain Avenue:

Image of median construction along I-95 South in Needham

Previous Photos, Taken 10/22/15

A. Dedham Section: All lanes are now open northbound, work continues southbound but traffic is taking advantage of the cleared fourth lane.

Several views of the open lanes heading northbound in Dedham:

Image of newly opened fourth lane on I-95 North in Dedham

The final lane striping is all that is needed, and removing barrels from the breakdown lane. Here's the view at MA 135:

Image of newly opened fourth lane at MA 135 exit on I-95 North in Dedham

They still haven't gotten to removing the covering on the hidden Exit Only tab for the Great Plain Ave. exit:

Image of newly opened vourth lane by Great Plain Ave exit on I-95 North in Dedham

Turning around, the start of the new four-lane section starts just before the railroad bridge as you enter Dedham on I-95/128 South:

Image of start of completed Add-a_lane Section on I-95 South in Dedham

Meanwhile, near Route 109 traffic is using the new fourth lane, even if its officially not open:

Image of traffic using future fourth lane on I-95 South in Dedham

B. Needham Section-Work continues on the bridge and medians. Here's the start of the newly installed permanent center concrete median barrier just beyond Kendrick Street.

Image of newly installed median barrier along I-95 South in Needham

The median barrier extends for about 3/4 of a mile more toward Great Plain Avenue:

Image of end of median barrier installation along I-95 South in Dedham

Previous Photos,Taken on October 1, 2015:

A. Dedham Section: Work here is almost complete. Northbound they are putting on the final layers of asphalt:

Image of nearly completed lanes of I-95 North along Add-A-Lane section in Dedham

The lanes are marked with temporary markers which do not distinguish between the open lanes and the future, now breakdown lane, this leads to some vehicles, such as the truck above, to use the lane outside the morning and afternoon allowed time period (and even in a section not completely tarred which has the breakdown lane marked).

A similar scene northbound at the start of the near completed section north of Great Plain Avenue:

Image of I-95 Southbound in Dedham along nearly completed fourth lane segment

While there are no cars in the future fourth lane here, this changed as traffic backed up by the MA 135 exit and many cars used it to get around slow left and middle lane traffic.

Image of nearly complete MA 109 bridge over I-95 South in Dedham

It appears work is almost complete on the southbound MA 109 bridge (above), once finished they'll be able to open the fourth lane southbound.

B. Newton Section

Work is proceeding in this section. Here's the scene approaching the Kendrick Street Bridge northbound:

Scene of construction zone on I-95 North in Needham

Not much progress can be scene from the highway when compared to the previous photo taken in July, much of the work is apparently on the bridge itself. Progress can be seen though regarding the supports being constructed for the future ramp from Kendrick Street:

Image of supports being built for new interchange along I-95 North in Needham

There is also progress to report on building the new Highland Avenue bridge:

Image of Add-A-Lane project construction along I-95 South in Needham

A crane is installing the decking for the new bridge behind the current one.

The biggest change to report is at the north end of the project where the MA 9 interchange has been 'temporarily' reconfigured. The right-hand cloverleaf ramps from East MA 9 to I-95 North and West MA 9 to I-95 South have been closed. Traffic now has to make a left turn and use the preexisting ramps on the other side to access I-95. Here's some photos taken from West 9 accessing I-95 South:

Image of new temporary I-95 South trailblazer for new ramp of MA 9 west in Wellesley

This is the first temporary I-95 South trailblazer before the I-95/128 bridge. The bridge will be expanded northbound to handle the additional lane.

Here's the next two new trailblazers approaching the new traffic signals:

Image of new temporary I-95 trailblazer for new on-ramp from MA9 west in Wellesley

While most of the overhead signs have been removed. The one at the ramp remains, though with the previously right angled arrow repositioned to point straight left:

Image of repurposed overhead exit ramp sign for I-95 South on MA 9 West in Wellesley

In addition to a trailblazer, there is also a portable variable message sign (VMS) at the turn for the ramp. The VMS is the only remaining reference to Route 128 currently westbound on MA 9:

Image of signs at on-ramp to I-95 South from MA 9 West in Wellesley

The new on-ramp leads to a partially expanded existing on-ramp which, for now, requires a merge to one lane shortly after the intersection with the previously existing ramp:

Image of new exit ramp from MA 9 to I-95 South in Wellesley


Previous Photos, Taken September 23, 2015:

MassDOT has installed new D-6 Guide or 'Paddle' Signs at the East Street Interchange at the Westwood/Dedham line:

Image of Mass. D-6 Guide sign for I-95 North at East Street interchange

Note the left hand sign for I-95 South and that the sign for I-95 North/US 1 South has no destinations. Similar sign for I-95 South:

Image of new D-6 MA Guide sign for I-95 South at East Street interchange

There were no trailblazers for Route 128 anywhere in the interchange area. Further south, as part of the project that will reconstruct the I-95 and I-93 interchange, a new off-ramp has been built southbound for the University Avenue/RR Station exit, with two new overhead signs. Here's the first:

Image of new overhead exit sign for University Ave. on I-95 South in Canton

Sorry for the mid-morning glare. As you can see the new ramp will be served by its own lane. Here's the other new BGS:

Image of second new overhead exit sign for University Ave. on I-95 South in Canton

Work is still ongoing to finish the ramp and the connection to University Ave and the train station. All the old guide signs have been removed, but no replacements have been put up for I-95 South, guess they figure everyone know how to access the highway.


Photos Taken on July 5, 2015:

As stated before, completion of this section is being held up due to problems constructing the new MA 109 bridge over I-95. Here's what the bridges look like northbound:

Image of MA 109 bridge under construction over I-95 North in Dedham

Still substantial work needs to be done to complete the MA 109 West bridge. The project is largely complete though north of MA 109 to MA 135:

Image of I-95 Northbound roadway and new lane, unopened, in Dedham

Work is still continuing, judged by the remaining orange barrels, however, northbound between MA 135 and Great Plain Ave.:

Image of new lane, unopened, along I-95 North near MA 135 in Dedham

The final(?) paving project is still going on near Great Plain Ave. and to the north:

Image of construction along I-95 North near Great Plain Ave. in Dedham

Work though is largely complete north to the railroad bridge:

Image of newly reconstructed I-95 North in Needham

Concrete median barriers have now gone up along the final section of the project north of the Railroad Bridge:

Image of median barriers on I-95 North in Needham

These barriers appear on the right and in the median approaching the Kendrick Ave. Bridge:

Image of newly place median concrete barriers in Add-A-Lane construction zone on I-95 North in Dedham

Work has started to replace the Kendrick Avenue Bridge along the northbound side of the highway:

Image of bridge construction along I-95 North in Dedham

In addition to the bridge, a new interchange is to be built with Kendrick Street tying in to the existing Highland Ave. exit. Here's the start of support columns for the new ramp system:

Image of new support columns for Kendrick Ave interchange on I-95 North in Needham

Work has also started between Highland Avenue and MA 9. Here's the view going up the hill at the site of the former railroad bridge:

Image of construction along I-95 North at site of former railroad bridge in Needham

Here's looking down from the crest of the hill toward the north end of the project at the MA 9 interchange in Newton:

Image of MA 9 interchange under construction from I-95 North in Newton

Southbound views, taken the same day:

Image of temporary exit signage and construction barriers at northern end of Add A Lane project on I-95 South in Newton

The temporary exit signage at the start of the construction zone is replacing the overheads in the same location, though wouldn't the exit sign be better on the right, where the exit is?

Image of construction barriers for Add-a-lane project along I-95 South in Newton

Left side construction barriers continue along the median by the Exit 20A ramp through the lane-drop where construction on the additional lane will start.

View from the top of the hill beyond the MA 9 interchange of the Add-a-lane work zne on I-95 South in Needham

Construction has started in the median starting downhill toward the Highland Avenue interchange.

Image of Add-a-lane construction zone on I-95 South in Needham

The taking out of the railroad bridge also required removing the overhead signs for the area, replaced by ground-mounted orange versions.

Image of construction around Kendrick Street bridge over I-95 in Needham

Approaching the Kendrick Street bridge from the north showing the progress of widening the road for the future bridge and highway lanes.

Image of median barriers in Add-a-lane construction zone on I-95 South in Needham

Mirroring northbound, not much activity southbound except for new median barriers between the Highland Avenue and Great Plain Avenue exits.

Image of transition zone between completed and under construction areas on I-95 South in Dedham

Work has basically been completed prior to the railroad bridge in Dedham, the future fourth lane striped as a breakdown lane.

Image of final pavement work needed along I-95 South near Great Plain Ave. in Dedham

A final coat of asphalt is still needed between the Great Plain Ave. and MA 135 exits crossing over the Charles River.

Image of need asphalt along I-95 South Add-a-lane construction zone in Dedham

Both the additional travel lane and exit-only lane before the MA 135 interchange will be ready after an additional layer of pavement.

Image of completed section of I-95 South Add-a-lane project in Dedham

The road is ready south of MA 135, but the additional lane is not open due to the remaining issues in completing the MA 109 bridge (see photos below).

Previous photos, taken on May 9, 2015:

Most of the signage between Exits 15 and 18 has been replaced. Heading north, here is the new overhead 1/2 Mile Advance sign for MA 109 East, with truck restriction banner:

Image of new overhead advance signs for MA 109 exit on I-95 North in Dedham

The lanes have been reconfigured to have the new 4th lane end as an exit only lane at MA 109 West, though there is only temporary lane ends signage, not featured on the exit signs:

Image of overhead signage at MA 109 interchange on I-95 North in Dedham

Here's a closeup of the new MA 109 eastbound bridge, almost completed, the completion of the westbound bridge being the last barrier to opening the additional fourth lane through to Exit 18:

Image of new overhead signage for MA 109 West (and new bridge) on I-95 North in Dedham

Here's the new 1 Mile Advance overhead for MA 135:

Image of exit signage for MA 109 West and new bridge on I-95 North in Dedham

The new additional 4th lane is to the right and is now complete between Exits 16 and 18, separated by a solid white line. Here's the next new 1/2 Mile Advance for MA 135 and 1 Mile for Exit 18:

Image of newly placed 1/2 mile advance overhead sign for MA 135 exit on I-95 North in Needham

Followed up by new exit signage at the MA 135 Ramp:

Image of new overhead exit signage form MA 135 on I-95 North in Needham

The last new signs northbound feature covered over 'Exit Only' Banners, both at 1/4 Mile distance--

Image of new overhead exit signage for Great Plain Ave. on I-95 North in Needham

And at the ramp itself:

Image of new overhead exit signage for Great Plain Ave. on I-95 North in Needham

Work has started on constructing the remaining new lane segment northbound to MA 9. It will be a few years before new signage is placed in this segment. Meanwhile, some of the existing overhead gantries have been removed for the current signage, here approaching Exit 19:

Image of temporary signage along I-95 Add-A-Lane construction zone in Needham

Heading Southbound between Needham and Dedham:

The first of the new overheads placed was for the 1/2 mile advance for Exit 18 Great Plain Avenue:

Image of new overhead exit sign for Great Plain Avenue on I-95 South in Needham

Many of the new signs for Exits 18 and 17 were put up during early 2014:

Image of overhead exit signs before Great Plain Ave exit on I-95 South in Needham

The other signs for the MA 125 exit feature a space for new 'Exit Only' banner, here empty:

Image of new overhead sign for MA 125 exit on I-95 South in Dedham

While the other is up, though the lane was not open at the time:

Image of overhead exit sign for MA 125 on I-95 South in Dedham

There was also an 1 Mile advance sign for MA 109 put up around the same time:

Image of new overhead exit sign for MA 109 on I-95 South in Dedham

The remainder of the MA 109 signage would wait until later in 2014. Here's one of the new advance overheads for the MA 109 West Exit--

Image of new advance overhead sign form MA 109 Exit on I-95 South in Dedham

From July 2015, here's the new assembly approaching the MA 109 bridge, both directions still under construction:

Image on new overhead signs for MA 109 exit on I-95 South in Dedham

A closer look at the bridge itself:

Image of MA 109 bridge under construction over I-95 South in Dedham

While here's a view of the final MA 109 exit sign:

Image of MA 109 overhead exit sign on I-95 South in Dedham

There is also now a new cantilever support post for a future US 1 Exit Advance sign:

Image of recently place support post for future US 1 overhead exit sign on I-95 South in Dedham

Taken at Northern End of Project in October 2013--

Image of new MA 109 bridge under construction over I-95 North in Dedham, Oct. 2013

Approaching the MA 109 bridge being reconstructed over I-95/128 North in Dedham at Exit 16A Off-Ramp.

Image with a closeup view of MA 109 Bridge being reconstructed over North i-95 in Dedham, Oct. 2013

A closer view of the bridge construction. Construction was halted for a time in 2012 when the contractors determined that the ground around the current bridge could not support the new structure as it was then designed. 

Image of I-95 North in Add-A-Lane Project area in Dedham, Oct. 2013

View heading downhill on I-95/128 North in vicinity of MA 135 Exit, work had just been completed on new bridge heading southbound opposite where this photo was taken, could not get a daytime photo going the other direction.

Taken along I-95/128 North in January 2010--

Image of I-95 North in Canton, January 2010

Construction almost complete beyond I-93 interchange in Canton. (1/2010)

Image of Signage for US 1 Exit in Dedham, Jan. 2010

New signage for To 1A Exit 15B (No new sign yet for Exit 15B as of November 2013). 1/2010

Image of new exit signs along I-95/128 in Dedham, Jan. 2010

New pull through and Exit 15 B/US 1 Signage along I-95/128 North in Dedham (and ramp signage above). (1/2010)

Taken Along I-95/128 South in January 2010:

Image of exit signs along I-95/128 in Dedham in Jan. 2010

Pre-existing overhead signage for US 1/MA 1A that had not been replaced as of January 2010. (1/2010)

Image of overhead signs placed along I-95/128 South in Dedham, Jan. 2010

Existing overhead signage near bridge construction as part of I-95 Add-A-Lane Project in early 2010. (1/2010)

Image of new signage along I-95/128 near Dedham in Jan. 2010

New signage placed at ramp for Exit 15A, To MA 1A, as part of Add-A-Lane Project in early 2010. (1/2010)

New signage for approaching I-93/US 1 and I-95 Split, Jan. 2010

New diagrammatic overhead sign 2 miles before I-95/I-93 interchange in Dedham. (1/2010)

New interchange signage along I-95 South/US 1 North for 
University Ave./128 Railroad Station in Canton, Jan. 2010

Image of new overhead signage with rare 800 feet distance prior to Exit 13 on I-95 South/US 1 North. (1/2010)

Going Northbound Again, From February 2010:

Image of signage at Exit 14 along I-95/128 in Dedham, Feb. 2010

Newly placed overhead for Exit 14 and progress in building sound barrier wall along I-95 North/US 1 South in Dedham. (2/2010)

Image of new signage for Exit 14 on I-95/128 in Dedham, Feb. 2010

New advance sign for US 1 and ramp sign for East St/Canton St in February 2010 and sound barrier construction. (1/2010)

C. New Signage Placed at I-95/128 Split in Peabody in (Photos from June 2013)--

Image of new signage placed along I-95 North in Peabody

New diagrammatic overhead with rare 1/3 mile distance on I-95/128 North in Peabody. Sign was placed as part of project replacing exit signage along MA 128 between Peabody and Gloucester in 2012.

Image of on-ramp signage placed in 2012 at split of I-95 and MA 128 North in Peabody

Downward arrow per lane overhead signs at split of I-95 and MA 128 North in Peabody. MUTCD guidance now calls for signs like this to have upward facing arrows, MassDOT has not adopted this practice, unlike New Hampshire.

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