DPW Building

September 18 - 22, 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:

paving complete

Administration/Engineering Division

Paving and Roadwork

  • North Avenue Roadway Resurfacing Work – Additional pavement markings work required at Lexington Street intersection.  Final pavement markings work in summer 2017.  
  • Viles Street – Final pavement installation the week of October 2nd (weather dependent); 
  • Locust Street and Merriam Street (Concord Road to Sunset Road) – National Grid work completed on Merriam Street.  Anticipate starting work on these two roadways the week of October 2nd; 
  • Fairview / Montvale drainage design work has begun and must be completed prior to the roadway reconstruction;
  • Department continues to work 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 has set the schedule to begin the milling and overlay work on Route 20 from School Street to I-95 Interchange on September 17th (nighttime work).  Anticipating all work will take approximately 10 working days;
  • Route 30 (South Avenue) and Wellesley Street Signal Improvement Project - Sign installations, final landscaping, and final cleanup (including removal of work trailers over the next several weeks.  Signal fully functional.  Inspection of signal is scheduled for Oct. 16th;
  • National Grid’s gas relay projects on Merriam Street is completed.  Summer Street gas main replacement work ongoing with anticipated completion October.  Winter Street (South Avenue to Brown Street) work ongoing with anticipated completion week of October 2nd.  National Grid is planning work on Church Street at/about Pigeon Hill Road and Wellesley Street (Rockport Road to Town line)

Ongoing Projects

  • Black Oak Pump Station Project ongoing – Engineering for generator move and final landscaping and screening underway.  Town Engineer will conduct an outreach prior to advertising work is completed;
  • Overseeing consultants’ work on Cooks Pond Dam and Pump Rehabilitation Project.  The project is anticipated to be re-advertising n 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.  The project is anticipated to be re-advertising n 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 an impacted abutter from whom an easement is required; 
    • Merriam Street Sidewalk Project - several easement issues remain and the project has gone before the Conservation Commission and Planning Board. Several site walks have also taken place.
    • Ash Street Concept - Overseeing consultants’ work on concept sidewalk plan and outreach by the 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.  Submitted project for consideration 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 roads area;
  • Overseeing consultant concept / design work for Town Center Project.  Preliminary Plans submitted for review and comment.  DPW has provided preliminary review comments but is awaiting committee comments, as well.  A portion of the design contract for burying utilities is being prepared by the consultant; 
  • Overseeing consultant work on setting up RFPs for Wireless Meter Reading; 
  • Overseeing consultant design and permitting for Concord Road Culvert replacement, which has impacts on the Warren Avenue and Merriam Street culverts. The Town was awarded a $37,000 grant to review the sizing of the culverts in this area


  • Currently reviewing 6 Stormwater Permits;
  • Currently issued 65 Stormwater permits which also requires construction inspection
meter reading

Water Division

  • Completed approximately 35 DigSafes;
  • Performed weekly samples (3), monthly water samples at tanks, and station/tank inspections;
  • Conducted 5 final reads;
  • Shut off two water services for demolition and took out meters;
  • Inspected one cut and cap of a 6” water service;
  • relocated one water meter in residents house to account for all water being consumed;
  • Continued work on water billing;
  • Responded to 0 low-pressure calls;
  • Responded to 0 dirty water calls

Park and Cemetery Division

  • 0 cremation interments;
  • 1 grave dug with casket interment;
  • Cut, trimmed and pruned in Linwood Cemetery;
  • Pruned trees along Boston Post Road at the Town Green;
  • Cut and trimmed the grass at Farmers' Burial Ground;
  • Cut and trimmed the grass at Lamson Park;
  • Cut and trimmed the grass at Town Hall and around the Town Green;
  • Cut and trimmed the grass in Central Cemetery;
  • Dug and poured 2 monument foundations in Linwood Cemetery;
  • Picked up fallen limbs around parks and cemeteries after the heavy rain and wind;
  • Assist the Transfer Station with push downs on bins with backhoe as necessary;
  • Clean and service equipment;
  • 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 1- 100-yard solid waste dumpsters totaling 21.08 tons;
  • Picked up municipal office recycling – 980 lbs;
  • Picked up Town office and select park solid waste – 920 lbs.;
  • Processed cardboard container – 6.17 tons;
  • Processed 1 glass container – 0 tons;
  • Processed 1 plastic container – 2.77 tons;
  • Processed 1 newspaper container – 0 tons;
  • Ran 1 shuttle for grass/leaves – 8.21 tons;
  • Ran 1 shuttle for brush /logs – 4.17 tons;
  • Processed 1 metal container – 2.92 tons;
  • Assisted with the pickup of various donations – 1.04 tons (including clothing, electronics, books and bikes);
  • Electronics and appliances w/Freon – 0 tons;
  • Processed the pickup of CRT electronics – 0 tons;
  • Processed 5 cent deposit bottles and cans – 0 lbs;
  • Processed 1 rechargeable battery pickup – 0 lbs;
  • Processed pickup of medical sharps – 0 lbs; 
  • Organized and maintained order in swap shed;
  • Cut and trimmed grass around property;
  • Pressure washed the solid waste compactor area;
  • Cleaned and pumped in the trailer pit as needed
catch basin

Highway/Stormwater Division

  • Roadside mowing:  Crescent Street, Newton Street, Ash Street, Golden Ball, Warren Avenue, etc.;
  • Hot patching potholes: Rockport Road, Old Road, and Buckskin Road;
  • Mowing islands and grass strips:  none;
  • Small equipment repairs:  trimmer and chainsaws;
  • Fallen tree / branch removal from roadways:  Eliot, Hawthorne, Webster, Highland, Warren Ave., Country, Surrey, and October;
  • Traffic detours, signage, and maintenance repairs: Pine Street, Brown Street, CPC project signage, Ridgeway, and Ash Street;
  • Catch Basin / Sinkhole Repairs:  Buckskin Road and Davenport Road;
  • Prep. Catch basins for repairs:  none;
  • Pave basins of the week:  Cliff Road at Glen;
  • Oversaw Vegetative Spraying:  North Avenue, Merriam Street, Boston Post Road, Town House Road, Lexington Street, etc.;
  • Repair trench:  none;
  • Check and clear basin/waterways for impending rain:  all sections;
  • Repave sidewalk area from pole removal:  Winter Street;
  • Skin overlay:  none;
  • Install steel plate for safety:  Old Library parking lot (septic tank issue);
  • Transport gravel to bus yard;
  • Assist vehicle maintenance;
  • Inspect miscellaneous tree locations for possible action;
  • Inspect possible blocked brook and drainage: two locations on Winter Street;
  • Respond to miscellaneous calls for service:  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 10 school buses, 2 police vehicles, 5 DPW trucks and other equipment, 0 recreation vehicles, and 1 school grounds vehicle;
  • Performed 1 major repair(s) on vehicles with Major/Significant maintenance activity: Bus inspections;
  • Performed 0 repairs on sanders/plows

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