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

Overnight demolition of the northbound I-95 bridges over Route 110 and the abandoned railroad right-of-way began on Monday, January 19. The demolition work will take place on Monday through Thursday nights from 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM for approximately one month. Overnight lane closures of Route 110 east and westbound have been scheduled for Monday, January 25 through Thursday, January 29. Visit the Updates page for information on these and other traffic management and construction activities. Learn about recent progress and upcoming work in the December Project Update.

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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