Dept. Public Works

October 17 - 21, 2016

The Weston Department of Public Works continued to fulfill its mission to construct and maintain the physical infrastructure that provides for the public's health and safety, to protect the environment, and to enhance the quality of life and ensure that Weston continues to be a desirable place in which to live and conduct business. The following is the weekly report, by division:


Administration/Engineering Division

Paving and Roadwork

  • Brown Street Sidewalk Project construction is ongoing. Winter Street Sidewalk Project construction is ongoing including placing binder pavement;
  • North Avenue Roadway Resurfacing Work – Sidewalk binder pavement installed.  Anticipating structure adjustments and final paving work to be completed by the week of October 31st ;
  • Westland and Silver Hill Roads Roadway Resurfacing Work – Structure adjustments continued.  Graveled sidewalks.  Anticipated placement of sidewalk binder week of October 24th and final pavement installation the week of October 31st ;
  • Blueberry Hill Road Roadway Resurfacing Work –Driveway apron binder installation anticipated the week of October 24th and final pavement installation the week of October 31st ;
  • Buttonwood Lane Roadway Resurfacing Work – Driveway apron binder installation anticipated the week of October 24th and final pavement installation the week of October 31st ;
  • Ware Road Roadway Resurfacing Work – Driveway apron binder installation anticipated the week of October 24th and final pavement installation the week of October 31st ;
  • Boston Post Road Sidewalk Work – Anticipate sidewalk/driveway apron binder pavement installation the week of October 31st ;
  • Wellesley Street Roadway Resurfacing Work – Anticipate pavement markings will be layout out after paving work at Route 30/Wellesley binder pavement is placed and then final landscaping;
  • School Street Pedestrian Signal at/about Alphabet Lane – Work completed working on minor adjustments;

State/Utility Project Work

  • Overseeing National Grid’s gas relay project on Boston Post Road (Linwood to Church Street).  Work on Boston Post Road continues during daytime operations.  Work on services has started and pavement restoration at BPR/Linwood/ Fiske to occur over the next couple of weeks;
  • MassDOT – Route 20 Milling and Resurfacing Project – Anticipating milling and resurfacing project to be completed by October 28th ;
  • Route 30 (South Avenue) and Wellesley Street Signal Improvement Project.  Eversource has set new poles.  Overhead utility lines need to be transferred.  Full depth roadway reconstruction on Route 30 legs of intersection ongoing.  Anticipating installation of base and binder pavement on Route 30 the week of October 17th;

Ongoing Projects

  • Black Oak Pump Station Project ongoing – Engineering for possible generator move and final landscaping and screening work still remain.  Attended Board of Selectmen meeting to discuss;
  • Old Colony Road and Ferndale Road Water Main Project (FY16) – Water Main Replacement completed – final permanent trench paving end of October 2016;
  • Overseeing consultants’ work on Cooks Pond Dam and Pump Rehabilitation Project;
  • Finalizing consultant proposal and scope for the Paines Hill Water Tank Improvement Project;

Consultant Work

  • Overseeing consultants’ work on several sidewalk feasibility studies (Merriam Street, Highland Street, and Warren Avenue) – Feasibility plans available for viewing on-line.  Outreach by Committee conducted;
  • Overseeing consultant’s work on the modification of the Boston Post Road / Wellesley Street intersection study and the Boston Post Road / School Street intersection study;
  • Consultant finalizing proposal for construction drawing for railing replacement Church Street at retaining wall;
  • Overseeing consultant design work for drainage work for construction season 2016 (Newton Street);


  • Currently reviewing 12 Stormwater Permits;
  • Currently issued 56 Stormwater permits which also requires construction inspection
Water Dept

Water Division

  • Completed approximately 98 DigSafes;
  • Performed weekly samples (3) and station/tank inspections;
  • Cleaned up leaves around pump stations;
  • Installed 0 new water meters;
  • Conducted 4 final meter reads;
  • Installed 2 temporary hydrant meters;
  • Shut down water main on Meadowbrook Road and oversaw installation of 3 new water gates and turned water main back on

Park and Cemetery Division

  • Conducted 3 funeral services;
  • Mowed and trimmed approximately 15 acres of cemetery land;
  • Mowed and trimmed approximately 0 acres of park land

Solid Waste and Recycling Division

  • Processed approximately 19 tons of solid waste and 13 tons of recycling;
  • Policed Transfer Station for litter;
  • Picked up trash and recycling at various town buildings;
  • Assisted Cemetery Division with fall cleanup

Highway/Stormwater Division


Vehicle Maintenance Division

  • Performed routine maintenance (fluid services, tires and brakes, exhaust, steering and suspension, exterior trim work and electrical repairs) on 6 school buses, 2 police vehicles, 4 DPW trucks and other equipment, 2 recreation vehicle, and 0 school grounds vehicles;
  • Performed 1 major repairs on S-20 – Repairs on sanders /plows weld plow frame gusset;
  • Performed 0 repairs on sanders/plows

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