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New garden installation at Town Hall by Weston Garden Club

April 16 - 17, 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 - construction is ongoing and the overhead utility wires will be relocated to new poles on Winter Street, then old poles will be removed;
  • North Avenue Roadway Resurfacing Work – Additional pavement markings work required at Lexington Street intersection.  Final pavement markings work in spring 2017. Tree planting (Eversource) took place.  Remaining work will include seeding and final cleanup in spring 2017; 
  • Wellesley Street, Westland Road, Silver Hill Road, Blueberry Hill, Buttonwood Lane, and Ware Road Roadway Resurfacing Work –  Remaining work will include loaming, seeding, and final cleanup in spring 2017;
  • Boston Post Road Sidewalk Work – Remaining work will 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 May 2017 to conduct final trench paving operations;
  • 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 the moving of the overhead utility lines to the new poles has continued.  Removal of existing utility poles anticipated over the next several weeks

Ongoing Projects

  • Black Oak Pump Station Project is ongoing – Engineering for generator move and final landscaping and screening is underway.  Town Engineer will conduct an outreach prior to work advertising is completed;
  • Overseeing consultants’ work on Cooks Pond Dam and Pump Rehabilitation Project.  Anticipate construction starting on the pump house over the next few weeks;
  • Overseeing consultants’ work on the Southside Drainage Project.  Attempting to secure the necessary easements for Phase 2 of the project.  Once completed, the permitting will be conducted with construction anticipated for spring 2018;
  • Finalized consultant proposal and scope for the Paines Hill Water Tank Improvement Project.  Advertised project for construction;
  • Board of Selectmen approved gas relay projects by National Grid for Merriam Street, Viles Street, Summer Street, and Locust Road, which are scheduled to occur this construction season (2017).  Merriam Street gas relay project underway by National Grid

Consultant Work

  • Overseeing consultants’ work on several sidewalk feasibility studies. Feasibility plans are available online for viewing.  
    • Warren Avenue Sidewalk Project - DPW has reached out to two abutters of the project that require easements.  DPW has also discovered an issue with Conservation Land that will require a slight redesign of the sidewalk in that area
    • Merriam Street Sidewalk Project has several easement issues that still exist and the project will be going before the Conservation Commission shortly.  
    • Highland Street Sidewalk Project is on hold.  Outreach by the Traffic and Sidewalk Committee conducted;
    • Ash Street feasibility study - Concept work with the consultant. Outreach by Traffic and Sidewalk Committee needs to be 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;
  • Church Street Pedestrian Railing contract awarded.  Shop drawing and fabrication ongoing; 
  • Overseeing consultant design work for drainage work for construction season 2016 (Newton Street, Merriam Street, and Fairview/Montvale  Road area);
  • Overseeing consultant concept/design work for Town Center Project.  Survey and drainage inspection underway.  Remaining design contract under review


  • Currently reviewing 15 Stormwater Permits;
  • Currently issued 59 Stormwater permits that also requires construction inspection
water restrictions

Water Division

  • Completed approximately 36 DigSafes;
  • Performed weekly samples (3) and station/tank inspections;
  • Conducted 5 final read(s);
  • Continued to answered high water bill complaints;
  • Continued hydrant flushing program;
  • Installed 2 new meters;
  • Inspected 1 new water service;
  • Witnessed 1 fire flow test;
  • Turned on summer services
tree planting

Park and Cemetery Division

  • Conducted 2 funeral service(s);
  • Removed tree limbs and debris from cemeteries;
  • Assisted with garden by Town Hall;
  • Work continued on Cemetery Conservation contract at Farmers Burial Ground
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Solid Waste and Recycling Division

  • Processed approximately 33 tons of solid waste. Tons of recycling were not calculated this week;
  • Policed Transfer Station for litter;
  • Assisted with garden by Town Hall;
  • Picked up trash and recycling at various town buildings

Highway/Stormwater Division

  • Patching various areas;
  • Tree and debris cleanup;
  • Continued Street Sweeping Program including sidewalks;
  • Assist with new garden area by Town Hall;
  • Sign, mailbox, and fence repairs

Vehicle Maintenance Division

  • Performed routine maintenance (fluid services, tires and brakes, exhaust, steering and suspension, exterior trim work and electrical repairs) on 7 school buses, 5 police vehicles, 5 DPW trucks and other equipment, 0 recreation vehicles, and 0 school grounds vehicles;
  • Performed 0 major repair(s) on vehicles with Major/Significant maintenance activity;
  • Performed 3 repairs on sanders/plows:  Removed 3 sanders to store for summer

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