DPW Building

April 3 - 8, 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:


Administration/Engineering Division

Paving and Roadwork

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

State/Utility Project/Construction Work

  • Preparing for National Grid's (gas) work on approved gas relay projects in support of the Town’s Roadway Reconstruction Program for Merriam Street, Viles Street, Summer Street, and Locust Road, which are scheduled to occur this construction season (2017).  Work is anticipated to begin early April 2017.  Pre-construction meeting was held for Merriam Street
  • Overseeing National Grid’s gas relay project on Boston Post Road (Linwood to Church Street, Town House Road, Church Street, & School Street).  Final trench paving contractor will be mobilized April/May 2017 to conduct final trench paving operations; 
  • Overseeing National Grid’s gas relay project on Bogel Street, Pigeon Hill Road, Old Road, and Hilltop Road.  Final trench paving contractor will be mobilized April/May 2017 to conduct final trench paving operations;
  • MassDOT Route 20 Milling and Resurfacing Project – MassDOT has been made aware of some puddle issues and will be resurfacing the remaining section of Route 20 (School Street to I-95) during this construction season; 
  • River Road Bridge over Charles River – MassDOT has been made aware of some joint and bridge deck issues and will be mobilizing to conduct repairs to the deck and joints during this construction season;
  • Route 30 (South Avenue) and Wellesley Street Signal Improvement Project -the overhead utility lines move to new poles has continued. The removal of existing utility poles is anticipated over the next several weeks.  Signal mast arms will be installed over the next several weeks

Ongoing Projects

  • Black Oak Pump Station Project ongoing – engineering for generator move and final landscaping and screening is underway.  Town Engineer will conduct an outreach prior to advertising work is completed;
  • Paines Hill Water Tank Improvement Project - outreach to two abutters has been conducted and advertising of the project is expected within the next couple of weeks;
  • Church Street Pedestrian Railing contract awarded, work is anticipated to start beginning of April.  Shop drawing review ongoing; 

Consultant Work

  • Overseeing consultants’ work on several sidewalk feasibility studies (Merriam Street, Ash Street concept plans and Warren Avenue) – Design 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.  Anticipate submission to the State for consideration of a State/Federal funded project; 
  • Overseeing consultant design work for drainage work for construction season 2017 (Newton Street, Merriam Street, and Fairview/Montvale road area);
  • Overseeing consultant concept / design work for Town Center Project.  Portion of Contract executed.  Reviewing remaining contract items


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

Water Division

  • Completed approximately 35 DigSafes;
  • Performed weekly samples (3) and station/tank inspections;
  • Conducted 2 final read(s);
  • Inspected 0 new water service;
  • Installed 2 new meter(s) and turned on water;
  • Investigated high water bill complaints;
  • Oversaw the installation of a radio backup system for all water tanks
storm debris

Park and Cemetery Division

  • Conducted 0 funeral service;
  • Removed tree limbs and debris from cemeteries;
  • Work suspended on Cemetery Conservation contract at Farmers Burial Ground

Solid Waste and Recycling Division

  • Processed approximately 27 tons of solid waste;
  • Policed Transfer Station for litter;
  • Picked up trash and recycling at various town buildings;
  • Held Household Hazardous Waste Day on April 8th at the DPW

Highway/Stormwater Division

  • Pothole patching;
  • Tree and debris cleanup;
  • Sign and mailbox repairs

Vehicle Maintenance Division

  • Performed routine maintenance (fluid services, tires and brakes, exhaust, steering and suspension, exterior trim work and electrical repairs) on 14 school buses, 2 police vehicles, 6 DPW trucks and other equipment, 0 recreation vehicles, and 0 school grounds vehicles;
  • Performed 1 major repair on vehicles with Major/Significant maintenance activity – School bus inspections;
  • Performed 1 repair(s) on sanders/plows – C-3 plow hose

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