DPW Building

July 17 - 21, 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 work

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 reclaim work to start 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 is 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 11 Stormwater Permits;
  • Currently issued 60 Stormwater permits which also requires construction inspection
painting hydrants

Water Division

  • Completed approximately 45 DigSafes;
  • Performed weekly samples (3) and station/tank inspections;
  • Conducted 5 final reads;
  • Continued meter reading cycle 3;
  • Installed new water service (main to curb) to remove led link;
  • Responded to 0 low-pressure calls;
  • Responded to 0 dirty water calls;
  • Painting fire hydrants and watering of planted trees continued
Linwood cemetery sign

Park and Cemetery Division

  • Pruned and cleaned islands in Linwood;
  • Pruned and cleaned islands around Town Green;
  • Cut and trimmed Central Cemetery;
  • Completed the restoration of 4 park benches;
  • Cut and trimmed grass at Soldiers Park
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Solid Waste and Recycling Division

  • Processed 2- 100 yard solid waste dumpsters totaling 46 tons;
  • Processed cardboard container – 9.29 tons;
  • Processed 1 glass container – 3.42 tons;
  • Processed 1 plastic container – 3.06 tons;
  • Ran two shuttles for grass/leaves – 16.62 tons;
  • Ran two shuttles for brush /logs – 7.84 tons;
  • Donations various – 1 ton;
  • Electronics and appliances w/Freon – 3.25 tons;
  • Organized and maintained order in swap shed;
  • Performed landscaping and litter removal as needed;
  • Pumped the trailer pit as needed

Highway/Stormwater Division

  • Roadside mowing at Wellesley Street, South Avenue (Cutters Bluff to Newton Street), and Ripley Lane;
  • Hot patch overlays at Highland Street, South Avenue, and Glen Road;
  • Mowing islands and grass strips in the south and north sections of town;
  • Remove fallen trees and debris at Loring Road, Highland Street, Webster Road, and Boston Post Road;
  • Cleanup stump grindings and remove scrub trees at Newton and Ash streets;
  • Clean, service, and prep. mowing equipment for following week's use;
  • Assist Facilities Department with digging 4 test pits at Old Library;
  • Assist Water Division with water main work on Viles Street and setup detour;
  • Traffic control for Highland Street, Glen Road, and Cliff Road;
  • Signage and maintenance repairs at multiple locations;
  • Install erosion control area at residence at Highland Street;
  • Rotate compost area for aeration purposes at  brush dump
  • Trim brush for line-of-sight issue at Chiltern and Ridgeway roads;
  • Deliver roadway reconstruction notices for Ripley Lane;
  • Finish grading at Old Library test areas;
  • Clean and inspect Division vehicles and equipment

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, 1 police vehicles, 11 DPW trucks and other equipment, 0 recreation vehicles, and 1 school grounds vehicles;
  • Performed 3 major repairs on vehicles with Major/Significant maintenance activity – H-12 Steering shaft and rust restoration tow plate, S-12 Steering shaft and exhaust, and 7- State inspections;
  • Performed 0 repairs on sanders/plows

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