DPW Building

August 28 - September 2, 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 still ongoing. Hard to believe, but the old utility poles are still awaiting Eversource to extract them to complete this project;
  • 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; 
  • Viles Street – Anticipate starting reclaim work on September 6th.  Work completed this week was installation of erosion controls, lower of structures, etc. 
  • Locust Street and Merriam Street (Concord Road to Sunset Road) – Anticipate starting work on these two roadways once National Grid has completed its work on Merriam Street, which is anticipated the week of September 18th. 
  • Fairview / Montvale roads drainage design work has begun and must be completed prior to a roadway reconstruction.  
  • Work continues on drainage designs and necessary easements before roadway work can be planned on Newton Street.

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 - Final mast arm erection scheduled for September 8th.  Final paving scheduled for September 9th.  Pavement markings, sign installations, final landscaping, and final cleanup will follow; 
  • National Grid’s gas relay projects on Merriam Street are underway with anticipated completion the end of September.  Summer Street gas main replacement work ongoing with anticipated completion in October.  National Grid is planning work on Church Street at/about Pigeon Hill Road, Winter Street (South Avenue to Brown Street), and Wellesley Street (Rockport Road to Bogel Street)

Ongoing Projects

  • Black Oak Pump Station Project – Engineering for generator move and final landscaping and screening is underway.  Town Engineer will conduct an outreach prior to advertising work is completed;
  • Overseeing consultants’ work on Cooks Pond Dam and Pump Rehabilitation Project.  It is anticipated the project will be re-advertised 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;
  • It is anticipated the Paines Hill Water Tank Improvement Project will be re-advertised in the fall

Consultant Work

  • Overseeing consultants’ work on several sidewalk design projects – Latest plans available for viewing online.  
    • Warren Avenue Sidewalk Project - DPW has reached out to impacted abutter from which a required easement is needed
    • Merriam Street Sidewalk Project - several easement issues remain and the project had gone before the Conservation Commission and Planning Board. Several site walks have taken place.
    • Ash Street Concept Sidewalk - Overseeing consultants’ work on concept plan.  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 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 roads 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.  Drainage inspection ongoing and summarizing drainage recommendation is underway. Portion of the design contract for burying utilities is being prepared by consultant.


  • Currently reviewing 15 Stormwater Permits;
  • Currently issued 65 Stormwater permits which also requires construction inspection
water billing

Water Division

  • Completed approximately 35 DigSafes;
  • Performed weekly samples (3), monthly water samples at tanks, and station/tank inspections;
  • Conducted 3 final reads;
  • Worked on water billing;
  • Oversaw water meter calibration test at pump station with MWRA;
  • Worked on lead and copper sampling program;
  • Responded to 2 low-pressure calls;
  • Responded to 0 dirty water calls
fall plantings

Park and Cemetery Division

  • 1 cremation interment;
  • 0 casket interment;
  • Prune, trim, and weeded around DPW, Town Green, and Town Hall;
  • Cut and trimmed the grass around the Police Station;
  • Cut and trim grass in the South Cemetery;
  • Trim and prune in Linwood Cemetery;
  • Trim, prune and cut the grass in Case Park;
  • Cut and trim the grass at the Wellesley Street Pump Station;
  • Installed 0 flush markers;
  • Assisted the Transfer Station with push downs on bins with backhoe as necessary;
  • Clean and service equipment;
  • Clean flower beds and plant fall flowers around the Town Hall and Town Green;
  • Fill in the rut in front of the mound tomb at Central Cemetery with dense grade to prepare for tomb shoring;
  • Water “new” town trees from the watering list
Reduce Solid Waste to .08 tons/household
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Solid Waste and Recycling Division

  • Processed 2,100-yard solid waste dumpsters totaling 44.17 tons;
  • Picked up municipal building recycling – 960 lbs;
  • Picked up Weston Town office and select town park trash – 1,060 lbs.;
  • Processed cardboard container – 5.43 tons;
  • Processed 1 glass container – 6.30 tons;
  • Processed 1 plastic container – 4.01 tons;
  • Processed 1 newspaper container – 0.0 tons;
  • Ran 1 shuttle for grass/leaves – 0.0 tons;
  • Ran 1 shuttle for brush /logs – 7.28 tons;
  • Processed 1 metal container – 2.98 tons;
  • Donations (various) – 2.49 tons (assisted with the pickup of various donations including clothing, electronics, books and bikes);
  • Electronics and appliances w/Freon – 1.23 tons;
  • Processed the pickup of CRT electronics – 3.61 tons;
  • Processed 5 cent deposit bottle and cans – 0 lbs;
  • Processed 1 rechargeable battery pickup – 0 lbs; 
  • Organized and maintained order in swap shed;
  • Cut and trimmed the lawn around the property;
  • Cut the grass on the hill in front of and around the solar field trimming along the outside of the chain link fence;
  • Pumped the trailer pit as needed
erosion control barrier

Highway/Stormwater Division

  • Roadside mowing cleaning of sidewalk area at Lexington Street;
  • Hot patching potholes at no locations;
  • Mowing islands and grass strips at north, middle and south sections;
  • Cleanup tree debris at Glen Road, North Avenue, and Lexington Street (2);
  • Rake down roadway shoulders at Ripley Lane, Sudbury Road, Highland Street, and Love Lane;
  • Scrape, clean, and paint at North Avenue by Hobbs Brook;
  • Clean, service, and prepare mowing equipment for following week's use;
  • Install erosion controls (straw waddles) at Viles Street near the culvert area;
  • Install trap rock at spillways at Sudbury Road and Ripley Lane;
  • Install reclaim at barn entrance apron at locations along Ripley Lane and Highland Street;
  • Oversee loam and hydroseeding installation at Wellesley Street, Highland Street, Love Lane, Ripley Lane, and Sudbury Road;
  • Fallen tree removal from roadways at no location;
  • Signage and maintenance repairs at Wellesley Street, Glen Road, and Brown Street;
  • Catch basin repairs at Sunset Road;
  • Prepare catch basins for repairs at Merriam Street, Glen Road, and South Avenue;
  • Pave basins of the week at no locations;
  • Locate and mark drainage outfalls for Engineering Division at Fiske Lane and Church Street/Townhouse Road;
  • Install and test plumbing at liquid deicer storage tanks;
  • Repair trench at Viles Street/Valley View Road;
  • Deliver gravel to the Bus Barn at the Middle School;
  • Deliver construction notices to Viles Street, Lantern Lane, and Old Coach Road; 
  • Oversee structures lowering and silt controls at Viles Street;
  • Small equipment repairs;
  • Skin overlay at Glen Road (finish), Concord Road, and Indian Hill Road;
  • Respond to miscellaneous calls for service, including roadside litter, low tree branches, objects in roadway, etc.

Vehicle Maintenance Division

  • Performed routine maintenance (fluid services, tires and brakes, exhaust, steering and suspension, exterior trim work and electrical repairs) on 12 school buses, 1 police vehicle, 5 DPW trucks and other equipment, 0 recreation vehicles, and 0 school grounds vehicles;
  • Performed 3 major repair(s) on vehicles with Major/Significant maintenance activity: Bus inspections, Bus #22 radiator, H-32 leaf box full service, H-31 chipper full service;
  • Performed 0 repairs on sanders/plows

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