DPW Building

July 10 - 14, 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:

road construction

Administration/Engineering Division

Paving and Roadwork

  • Brown Street Sidewalk Project - construction is ongoing with utility overhead wires being relocated to new poles on Winter Street, then old poles will be removed.  Verizon lines remain;
  • North Avenue Roadway Resurfacing Work – Additional pavement markings work required at Lexington Street intersection.  Final pavement markings work in summer 2017.  Remaining work will include seeding and final cleanup in the spring/summer 2017; 
  • Coordinating resurfacing work for Sudbury Road with the towns of Wayland and Lincoln.  Anticipate preliminary work (rock removal, erosion control, etc.), reclamation work, binder pavement installation, final paving work to take 5-10 weeks, weather dependent beginning July 2017.  Similar roadway reconstruction work will take place on Ripley Lane during that same period.   Anticipate reclaim work starting the week of July 24th.
  • Additional roadway reconstruction work is anticipated to take place later this summer, but the schedule is driven by other work that needs to occur first. Work includes: Fairview Road drainage work; Viles Street gas main work; and Locust Road gas main work.  
  • Work on drainage designs and securing necessary easements on Newton Street continues. This must be done before planning the roadway work. 
  • The Merriam Street gas main project is well underway but will take most of the summer and likely end sometime in the fall

State/Utility Project Work

  • Route 20 Milling and Resurfacing Project – MassDOT has been made aware of some puddle issues.  MassDOT 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 - the work to move the overhead utility lines to new poles has continued.  Removal of existing utility poles anticipated over the next several weeks. 
  • National Grid’s gas relay projects on Merriam Street are underway.  Locust Road is anticipated to be completed by the end of July 2017.  Summer Street is anticipated to begin August 2017.  Viles Street main work and service work completed

Ongoing Projects

  • Black Oak Pump Station Project ongoing – the engineering work to move the generator and the final landscaping and screening are underway.  Town Engineer will conduct an abutter outreach prior to advertising the work is completed;
  • Overseeing consultants’ work on Cooks Pond Dam and Pump Rehabilitation Project.  Anticipate readvertising the project in the fall;
  • 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;
  • Paines Hill Water Tank Improvement Project - Anticipate readvertising the project in the fall;

Consultant Work

  • Overseeing consultants’ work on several sidewalk feasibility studies – Feasibility plans 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 remain; the project has gone before the Conservation Commission;  
    • Highland Street Sidewalk Project is on hold.  Outreach by the Traffic & Sidewalk Committee conducted;
    • Ash Street Sidewalk Concept -  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;
  • 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 completed.  Drainage inspection ongoing.  Design contract executed.  Portion of the design contract for burying the utilities is being prepared by consultant


  • Currently reviewing 14 Stormwater Permits;
  • Currently issued 60 Stormwater permits which also requires construction inspection
watering trees

Water Division

  • Completed approximately 45 DigSafes;
  • Performed weekly samples (3) and station/tank inspections;
  • Conducted 7 final reads;
  • Continued meter reading cycle 3;
  • Oversaw disconnect of a water service;
  • Conducted yearly large meter testing;
  • Responded to 0 low-pressure calls;
  • Responded to 0 dirty water calls;
  • Painting fire hydrants and watering of planted trees continued
park bench

Park and Cemetery Division

  • Cut up and removed 3 large fallen branches;
  • Dug 1 cremation grave;
  • Pressure washed 4 park benches in preparation of refinishing:  3 on Town Green and 1 on School Street;
  • Cut and trimmed grass at Linwood Cemetery, Transfer Station, and various parks
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Solid Waste and Recycling Division

  • Processed 2- 100 yard solid waste dumpsters;
  • Processed cardboard container;
  • Ran shuttles on grass/leaves and brush/log containers;
  • Organized and maintained order in the swap shed;
  • Policed Transfer Station for litter;
  • Picked up trash and recycling at various town buildings
paving work

Highway/Stormwater Division

  • Roadside mowing:  North Avenue, Conant Road, Highland Street (including sidewalk), and South Avenue;
  • Removed illegal pile of gravel dumped on Conservation land (#27 Crescent Street);
  • Installed construction signs and readied detour controls for Sudbury Road and Ripley Lane;
  • Repaired catch basins at Wellesley Street and Alphabet Lane and nos. 465, 458, and 459 Glen Road; 
  • Processed brush dump debris with the contractor.  Recycled into usable natural wood chips;
  • Street sweeping at  Boston Post Road, Town House Road and Town Hall lot, School and Church streets in the Boston Post Road area;
  • Hot top overlays at Concord Road;
  • Mowing islands and grass strips in the middle and north sections of town;
  • Remove fallen trees and debris at Chestnut Street, Glen Road, and Warren Avenue;
  • Clean, service, and prep mowing equipment for following week's use;
  • Inspect and populate repair list from catch basin contractor notes;
  • Assist Cemetery Division with truck gravel for Divisional use;
  • Clean up stump grindings and restore property with loam and seed per the Department list;
  • Transport hammered ledge and replace with in-stock reclaim aggregate at Sudbury Road;
  • Replace broken catch basin grates in 4 locations;
  • Repair erosion controls and install

Vehicle Maintenance Division

  • Performed routine maintenance (fluid services, tires and brakes, exhaust, steering and suspension, exterior trim work and electrical repairs) on 2 school buses, 2 police vehicles, 7 DPW trucks and other equipment, 0 recreation vehicles, and 0 school grounds vehicles;
  • Performed 4 major repairs on vehicles with Major/Significant maintenance activity – S-4 front fenders, S-14 rust restoration tow plate, H-14 rear springs, and 7- State inspections;
  • Performed 0 repairs on sanders/plows

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