DPW Building

May 8 - 13, 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 with overhead utility wires being relocated to new poles on Winter Street, then old poles will be removed;
  • North Avenue Roadway Resurfacing Work – Additional pavement markings work required at the Lexington Street intersection.  Final pavement markings work in spring 2017.  Remaining work will include seeding and final cleanup in spring 2017; 
  • Wellesley Street, Blueberry Hill, Buttonwood Lane, and Ware Road Roadway Resurfacing Work –  Remaining work on other roadways will include loaming, seeding, and final cleanup in spring 2017;
  • Anticipate Resurface work on portions of Love Lane and Highland Street to begin on May 15th

State/Utility Project Work

  • Overseeing National Grid’s gas relay project on Boston Post Road (Linwood Ave to Church Street).  The contractor will be mobilized in May 2017 to conduct final trench paving operations.  Additional final trench paving work to be completed on Town House Road, Church Street, School Street, Bogel Street, Pigeon Hill Road, Old Road, and Hilltop Road;
  • Route 20 Milling and Resurfacing Project – MassDOT has been made aware of some puddle issues and is also setting the schedule for milling and overlay work on Route 20 (from School Street to I-95 Interchange);
  • Route 30 (South Avenue) and Wellesley Street Signal Improvement Project - moving the overhead utility lines to new poles has continued and the removal of existing utility poles is anticipated over the next several weeks.

Ongoing Projects

  • Black Oak Pump Station Project – Engineering for generator move and final landscaping and screening underway.  Town Engineer will conduct an outreach prior to advertising the work 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. Bid opening for pump house is scheduled for May 24th;
  • 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.  Bid opening scheduled for May 17th;
  • 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. Anticipate work on Viles Street to begin on May 22nd 

Consultant Work

  • Overseeing consultants’ work on several sidewalk feasibility studies – Feasibility plans are available for viewing online:  
    • Warren Avenue Sidewalk Project: DPW has reached out to two abutters of the project that require easements 
    • Merriam Street Sidewalk Project: several easement issues still exist and the project has gone before the Conservation Commission.  
    • Highland Street Sidewalk Project is on hold:  Outreach by Traffic & Sidewalk Committee conducted;
    • Overseeing consultants’ work on concept sidewalk plan for Ash Street: Outreach by Traffic & 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.  Anticipate submitting project to the State as a TIP project;
  • Church Street Pedestrian Railing contract has been awarded and construction began.  Anticipate first concrete pour the week of May 22nd;  
  • Overseeing consultant design work for drainage work for construction season 2016 (Newton Street, Merriam Street, and Fairview/Montvale Road area). Continue to attempt to secure required easements on Newton Street.  Continued to work on design at Fairview and Montvale Road area;
  • Overseeing consultant concept/design work for Town Center Project.  Survey and drainage inspection is underway.  Design contract has been executed


  • Currently reviewing 8 Stormwater Permits;
  • Currently issued 59 Stormwater permits, which also requires construction inspection

Water Division

  • Completed approximately 64 DigSafes;
  • Performed weekly samples (3) and station/tank inspections;
  • Conducted 3 final read(s);
  • Continued hydrant flushing program;
  • Continued meter reading;
  • Installed 0 new meters;
  • Inspected 0 new water services;
  • Oversaw repairs of Cat Rock water tank foundation and sealant around base of tank

Park and Cemetery Division

  • Conducted 2 funeral service(s);
  • Removed tree limbs and debris from cemeteries;
  • Cleanup at DPW and Police Station;
  • Work continued on Cemetery Conservation contract at Farmers Burial Ground
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Solid Waste and Recycling Division

  • Processed approximately 32 tons of solid waste and (not calculated this week) tons of recycling;
  • Policed Transfer Station for litter;
  • Picked up trash and recycling at various town buildings

Highway/Stormwater Division

  • Patching various areas;
  • Repair of drainage infrastructure at various locations; 
  • Pave water trenches;
  • Pass out notices of impending paving work on Love Lane and Highland Street;
  • Roadside loaming and seeding;
  • Island maintenance;
  • 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 16 school buses, 1 police vehicle, 3 DPW trucks and other equipment, 1 recreation vehicle, and 2 school grounds vehicles;
  • Performed 3 major repair(s) on vehicles with Major/Significant maintenance activity – Bus No. 8 fuel tank replacement, H-14 coolant tubes, and bus inspections on 12 buses;
  • Performed 0 repairs on sanders/plows

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