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

Beginning on Monday, September 22, the hours of daytime construction for the Whittier Bridge/I-95 reconstruction project, including the associated right lane closure on I-95 Northbound, will be extended to 6:00 PM, Monday through Thursday.

Traffic conditions will be monitored during the extended hours; however, drivers should expect some level of delay.

Visit the Updates page for more information on traffic and construction. 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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