2017 roadway program

September 25 - 29, 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:

pavement markings

Administration/Engineering Division

Paving and Roadwork

  • North Avenue Roadway Resurfacing Work – Additional pavement markings work required at Lexington Street intersection, anticipated for October 2017;
  • Viles Street – Final pavement installation the week of October 2nd (weather dependent); 
  • Locust Street and Merriam Street (Concord Road to Sunset Road) – 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 a roadway reconstruction. 
  • Work on drainage designs and obtaining necessary easements continues 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 and began the milling and overlay work on Route 20 from School Street to I-95 Interchange (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 the removal of work trailers to occur over the next several weeks.  The signal is fully functional and the inspection is scheduled for Oct. 16th; 
  • National Grid’s gas relay projects on Winter Street (Route 30 to Brown Street) is complete.  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 and Wellesley Street (Rockport Road to Town line).  National Grid has several other gas main replacements in the design and permitting phase, which includes Glen Rd and Conant Rd

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 the advertising work is completed;
  • Overseeing consultants’ work on Cooks Pond Dam and Pump Rehabilitation Project.  Re-advertised bids opened and are being evaluated by Engineering;
  • 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 readvertised 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 an impacted abutter of the project 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 Sidewalk Concept - Overseeing consultants’ work on concept plan. Outreach by 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 roads 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. Town won a $37,000 grant to review the sizing of the culvert(s) in this area


  • Currently reviewing 7 Stormwater Permits;
  • Currently issued 65 Stormwater permits which also requires construction inspection
dig safe

Water Division

  • Completed approximately 56 DigSafes;
  • Performed weekly samples (3), monthly water samples at tanks, and station/tank inspections;
  • Conducted 2 final reads;
  • Shut off one water service so repairs could be made and turned it back on;
  • Oversaw the repair of 2 hydrants;
  • Continued work on water billing;
  • Responded to 0 low-pressure calls;
  • Responded to 0 dirty water calls
water trees

Park and Cemetery Division

  • 0 cremation interments;
  • 1 grave dug with casket interment;
  • Cut, trimmed and pruned in Linwood Cemetery;
  • Procure bin block for the mound tomb shoring in Central Cemetery;
  • Start construction of the mound tomb shoring in Central Cemetery;
  • Cut and trimmed the grass at Children’s Park, Soldiers Park, DPW, Police Station, Old Library, and Josiah Tavern;
  • Cut and trimmed the grass at Lamson Park;
  • Cut and trimmed the grass at Case Park;
  • Plant and placed flowers at Town Hall;
  • 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
Learn more at www.weston.org/RSW

Solid Waste and Recycling Division

  • Processed 2, 100-yard solid waste dumpsters totaling 40.17 tons;
  • Picked up municipal office recycling – 2,260 lbs;
  • Picked up Town office and select park solid waste – 1,460 lbs.;
  • Processed cardboard container – 6.27 tons;
  • Processed 1 glass container – 6.03 tons;
  • Processed 1 plastic container – 0 tons;
  • Processed 1 newspaper container – 8.46 tons;
  • Ran 2 shuttles for grass/leaves – 630.85 tons;
  • Ran 1 shuttle for brush /logs – 4.9 tons;
  • Processed 1 metal container – 0 tons;
  • Assisted with the pickup of various donations – 0.74 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
skin overlay

Highway/Stormwater Division

  • Roadside mowing:  none;
  • Hot patching potholes: Coburn, Winthrop, Buckskin, and miscellaneous locations;
  • Mowing islands and grass strips:  none;
  • Small equipment repairs:  small compactor;
  • Fallen tree / branch removal from roadways:  Eliot (2), Rockport Road (2), Pigeon Hill Road;
  • Traffic detours and signage and maintenance repairs: Ash Street for proper speed signage, Love Lane, Pine Street, and Deer Path;
  • Catch basin / sinkhole repairs:  Winthrop Street, Crescent Street, Hillcrest Road;
  • Prepare catch basins for repairs:  none;
  • Pave basins of the week:  none;
  • Oversaw vegetative spraying:  Highland Street, etc.;
  • Repair trench:  none;
  • Check and clear basin/waterways:  all sections;
  • Skin overlay:  Winter Street, Beaver Road Extension, Webster Street, Old Road, Pigeon Hill Road, October Lane, and Long Meadow;
  • DPW yard maintenance:  drainage repair stock area, deicing material area, and aggregate stock areas;
  • Oversee contractor for tree removals:  Pinecroft, Conant Road (4), Pigeon Hill Road, and Colchester Road;
  • Inspect miscellaneous tree locations for possible action:  Chestnut Street, Pigeon Hill Road, and Bakers Hill;
  • Guardrail maintenance:  Wellesley Street and Merriam 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 8 school buses, 3 police vehicles, 2 DPW trucks and other equipment, 0 recreation vehicles, and 3 school grounds vehicles;
  • Performed 1 major repair(s) on vehicles with Major/Significant maintenance activity:  Bus fuel tank;
  • Performed 0 repairs on sanders/plows.

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