Whittier Bridge Picture
Whittier Bridge/I-95 Improvement Project
What's New

Overnight lane closures and a rolling roadblock will be implemented for I-95 north and southbound on Monday, July 21. Construction of the west abutment for the new Pine Hill Road/Ferry Road Bridge has begun. Once completed, the contractor will construct the east abutment. Visit the Updates page for more information on this and other construction and traffic alerts. Please view the Notice to Merrimack River Boaters for information about work taking place on the river that affects navigation.

Whittier Bridge Statistics
Built in 1951
1,346 feet long
73,000 vehicles/day (current)
84,800 vehicles/day projected for 2035



Preliminary Project Schedule
  • Notice to Proceed (NTP) - April 16, 2013
  • 75% Design for northbound Whittier Bridge - June 3, 2013
  • Preliminary work - May - July 2013
    (test pits, survey and soil testing)
  • 75% Design for highway and shared use path - July 29, 2013
  • Major construction starts - July 2013
  • 100% Design for northbound Whittier Bridge - August 5, 2013
  • 100% Design for highway and shared use path - November 8, 2013
  • 75% Design for southbound Whittier Bridge - November 20, 2013
  • 100% Design for southbound Whittier Bridge - January 6, 2014
  • North end roadway widening completed - May 2014
    (widening of I-95 from just south of the I-495 ramps to the northerly limit of work)
  • Construction completed - October 2016





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