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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

Environmental Assessment/Draft Environmental Impact Report (EA/DEIR)

The Environmental Assessment/Draft Environmental Impact Report (EA/DEIR) for the replacement of the John Greenleaf Whittier Bridge (I-95 over the Merrimack River in Newburyport and Amesbury) and highway improvements (also in Salisbury) was prepared as part of a joint federal NEPA and state MEPA environmental review process and in accordance with the scope outlined in the Secretarys' Certificate for the Environmental Notification Form. (Public comment period closed Dec. 23, 2011)

Print copies and/or DVDs may be obtained by contacting James Cerbone at 617-973-7529 or James.Cerbone@state.ma.us.

Cover and Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - Project Summary

Chapter 2 - Purpose and Need

Chapter 3 - Project Alternatives

Chapter 4 - Affected Environment Part 1

Chapter 4 - Affected Environment Part 2
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Chapter 4 - Affected Environment Part 3

Chapter 4 - Affected Environment Part 4

Chapter 5 - Environmental Consequences Part 1

Chapter 5 - Environmental Consequences Part 2

Chapter 5 - Environmental Consequences Part 3

Chapter 5 - Environmental Consequences_Part 4

Chapter 6 - Mitigation and Commitments

Chapter 7 - Consistency

Chapter 8 - Comments and Coordination

Chapter 9 - Programmatic Section 4(f) Evaluation

Chapter 10 - List of Preparers

Chapter 11 - Distribution List

Appendix A MEPA ENF Part 1

Appendix A MEPA ENF Part2

Appendix B Traffic

Appendix C Air Quality

Appendix D Noise

Appendix E Wetland & Fisheries Habitat

Appendix F Boring Logs

Appendix G - Whittier Bridge Type Study - Evaluation of Bridge Alternatives






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