Weston DPW

February 12 - 18, 2017

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:

overhead wires

Administration/Engineering Division

Paving and Roadwork

  • Brown Street Sidewalk Project - Utility overhead wires are being relocated to new poles on Winter Street, then the old poles will be removed;
  • North Avenue Roadway Resurfacing Work – Additional pavement markings work required at Lexington Street intersection.  Final pavement markings work to occur spring 2017. Remaining work to include seeding and final cleanup in spring 2017; 
  • Wellesley Street, Westland Road, Silver Hill Road, Blueberry Hill Road, Buttonwood Lane, and Ware Road Roadway Resurfacing Work –  Remaining work to include loaming, seeding, and final cleanup in spring 2017;
  • Boston Post Road Sidewalk Work – Remaining work to include loaming, seeding, and final cleanup in spring 2017;

State/Utility Project Work

  • Overseeing National Grid’s gas relay project on Boston Post Road (Linwood to Church Street).  Final trench paving contractor will be mobilized April 2017 to conduct final trench paving operations;
  • MassDOT Route 20 Milling and Resurfacing Project – MassDOT has been made aware of some puddle issues;
  • Route 30 (South Avenue) and Wellesley Street Signal Improvement Project -Eversource has set new poles and moving overhead utility lines to the new poles has continued.  Removal of existing utility poles is anticipated to occur over the next several weeks

Ongoing Projects

  • Black Oak Pump Station Project – Engineering for the generator move and final landscaping and screening is underway.  Town Engineer will conduct an outreach prior to advertising work is completed;
  • Overseeing consultants’ work on Cooks Pond Dam and Pump Rehabilitation Project;
  • Finalized consultant proposal and scope for the Paines Hill Water Tank Improvement Project.  Design process moving forward.  Outreach to two abutters will occur before advertising work is completed

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 Traffic & Sidewalk 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;
  • Finalizing advertising package for construction specifications for railing replacement on Church Street at the retaining wall.  Contract execution is underway; 
  • Overseeing consultant design work for drainage work for the 2017 construction season (Newton Street, Merriam Street, and Fairview/Montvale Road area);
  • Overseeing consultant concept / design work for Town Center Improvement Project.  Contract being prepared for design work


  • Currently reviewing 8 Stormwater Permits;
  • Currently issued 57 Stormwater permits, which also requires construction inspection
clear hydrants

Water Division

  • Completed approximately 15 DigSafes;
  • Performed weekly samples (3) and station/tank inspections;
  • Worked on water billing; 
  • Conducted 5 final read(s);
  • Installed 2 new meters;
  • Worked with the Fire Department with snow removal at hydrant locations; 
  • Assisted Highway Division with snow and ice operations
storm debris

Park and Cemetery Division

  • Conducted 3 funeral service(s);
  • Removed tree limbs and storm debris from cemeteries;
  • Work suspended on Cemetery Conservation contract at Farmers Burial Ground;
  • Assisted Highway Division with snow and ice operations
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Solid Waste and Recycling Division

  • Processed approximately 22 tons of solid waste and 18 tons of recycling;
  • Policed Transfer Station for litter;
  • Picked up trash and recycling at various town buildings;
  • Assisted Highway Division with snow and ice operations.
snow events

Highway/Stormwater Division

  • Clean, service and prepare snow and ice equipment;
  • Conducted snow and ice operations on February 12th, 13th, 16th , and 17th .  Sanding, plowing and snow pick up events

Vehicle Maintenance Division

  • Performed routine maintenance (fluid services, tires and brakes, exhaust, steering and suspension, exterior trim work and electrical repairs) on 4 school buses, 2 police vehicles, 17 DPW trucks and other equipment, 0 recreation vehicles, and 0 school grounds vehicles;
  • Performed 0 major repairs on Police 1224 driver’s seat cushions and covers;
  • Performed 6 repairs on sanders/plows; 
  • Did assist the Highway Division with snow and ice operations.

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