Weston DPW

October 31 - November 4, 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:

DPW paving

Administration/Engineering Division

Paving and Roadwork

  • Brown Street Sidewalk Project construction is ongoing - Winter Street Sidewalk Project / milled section of Winter Street for resurfacing the week of November 7th;
  • North Avenue Roadway Resurfacing Work – Sidewalk binder pavement installed.  Anticipating structure adjustments and final paving work to be completed by the week of November 7th ;
  • Westland and Silver Hill Roads Roadway Resurfacing Work – Structure adjustments continued.  Sidewalk binder pavement installed.  Anticipated final pavement installation the week of November 7th;
  • Blueberry Hill Road Roadway Resurfacing Work –Driveway apron binder installed and final pavement installation the week of November 7th;
  • Buttonwood Lane Roadway Resurfacing Work – Driveway apron binder installed and final pavement installation the week of November 7th;
  • Ware Road Roadway Resurfacing Work – Driveway apron binder installed and final pavement installation the week of November 7th;
  • Boston Post Road Sidewalk Work – Sidewalk/driveway apron binder pavement installed.  Portion of final pavement installed.  Anticipate final pavement installation being completed the week of November 14th;
  • 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.  There are approximately 5 services remaining and it is anticipated that work will be completed the week of November 21st;
  • MassDOT – Route 20 Milling and Resurfacing Project – Anticipating pavement markings to be installed over the next week or two.  MassDOT is aware of some puddle issues;
  • Route 30 (South Avenue) and Wellesley Street Signal Improvement Project.  Eversource has set new poles.  Overhead utility lines need to be transferred.  Sidewalk work anticipated on Route 30 over the next couple of weeks.  Removal of existing utility poles anticipated over the next several weeks.

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 beginning of November 7th;
  • 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 online.  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, Merriam Street);


  • Currently reviewing 12 Stormwater Permits;
  • Currently issued 57 Stormwater permits which also requires construction inspection

Water Division

  • Completed approximately 49 DigSafes;
  • Performed weekly samples (3) and station/tank inspections;
  • Continued to read meters (Cycle 1); 
  • Installed 4 new water meters;
  • Conducted 0 final meter reads;
  • Fixed water main break on Westerly Road;
  • Fixed water service leak on Hemlock Road;
  • Shut down water main on Cedar Road for installation of 4 new water gates and turned water main back on;
  • Continued to look into high water bill complaints.
bulb planting

Park and Cemetery Division

  • Conducted 3 funeral services;
  • Mowed and trimmed approximately 10 acres of cemetery land;
  • Mowed and trimmed Town Center;
  • Performed fall cleanup at Cemeteries;
  • Assisted the Weston garden club in planting 750 Daffodil bulbs on the Town Green.

Solid Waste and Recycling Division

  • Processed approximately 25 tons of solid waste and 18 tons of recycling;
  • Policed Transfer Station for litter;
  • Picked up trash and recycling at various town buildings;
  • Assisted Cemetery Division with fall cleanup.
DPW Truck

Highway/Stormwater Division

  • Assist contractor’s sidewalk paving and casting crews;
  • Pick up tree limbs and fallen trees;
  • Haul excavation.

Vehicle Maintenance Division

  • Performed routine maintenance (fluid services, tires and brakes, exhaust, steering and suspension, exterior trim work and electrical repairs) on 5 school buses, 1 police vehicles, 3 DPW trucks and other equipment, 0 recreation vehicle, and 1 school grounds vehicles;
  • Performed 2 major repairs – at dealership S-3 and H-1;
  • Performed 1 repairs on sanders/plows.  Inspect all sanders for winter and all okay.  H-12 sander needs bearings (in process).

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