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April 23 - 28, 2018

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:

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Administration/Engineering Division

Paving and Roadwork

DPW continues to work on obtaining necessary easements on Newton Street before roadway work can be planned

Progress Made
Newton Street drainage design work is nearing completion and construction work will take place in spring/summer before roadway reconstruction occurs

Calendar Year 2018 Anticipated Roadway Reconstructions
  • Summer St., Fairview Road and Montvale Road intersection, Winter Street (Route 30 to Brown Street), Perry Lane, Juniper Road, Aspen Road, Glen Road (Wellesley Street to Oak Street), and Highland Street (Pine Street to Route 30) assuming all gas work, water work, and drainage work is completed; 
  • DPW anticipates Gail Road, Pembroke Road, Webster Road, and Arrowhead Road will occur if the gas work (National Grid) can get completed this year; 
  • Milling and overlaying a section of Conant Road (Church Street to old railroad bridge) is also anticipated;
  • Summer Street – reclaim work is ongoing and then paving binder course of pavement is anticipated for week of April 30th;
  • Conant Road (Church Street to approximately old rail road crossing) – milling scheduled for May 7th;  
  • Perry Lane – Hydrant work will occurred over the week of April 23rd and roadway reclaimed and graded.  DPW anticipates binder course to be installed week of April 30th (weather dependent); 
  • Sutton Place – Anticipate reclaim work to begin week of April 30th and then binder course of pavement installed end of the week

State/Utility Project Work

  • Route 30 (South Avenue) and Wellesley Street Signal Improvement Project - final landscaping and final cleanup outstanding.  MassDOT and its contractor are non-committal with schedule to complete;
  • National Grid’s gas relay projects - Church Street at/about Pigeon Hill Road (project currently on hold)
  • Continuing to coordinate with Eversource on a number of outstanding issues in Town including double poles, poles guyed into trees, leaning poles and pole guyed with rope (Merriam Street), hazard trees at/near power lines, etc.
  • National Grid's Gas Relay Projects (carry over from 2017):
    • Wellesley Street including Bass Pond Road (Rockport Road to town line) – National Grid will final trench pave at the end of May/beginning of June 2018;  
    • Conant Road / Colchester Road – National Grid will final trench pave at the end of May/beginning of June 2018;   
    • Glen Road (Shady Hill Road to Cliff Road intersection plus or minus) gas main and service replacement ongoing
National Grid’s Gas Relay Projects - proposed for construction 2018 - 
Glen Road (Shady Hill Road to Oak Street), Gail Road, Pembroke Road, Sherburn Circle, continuation of Wellesley Street (699-654), Newton Street, and Concord Road (1-81)


Ongoing Projects

  • Black Oak Pump Station Project – Town Engineer  working on easement document.  Town Engineer working with Eversource and property owner to address some/all pole concerns; 
  • Southside Drainage Project - continuing to work with consultant and 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.  Town Engineer working on securing necessary easements.  Conservation Commission meeting upon receipt of all Phase II easement will be next action item;
Progress Made
  • Cooks Pond Dam and Pump Rehabilitation Project - concrete curing and the installation of liner, backfill, and final cleanup anticipated over the next several days;
  • Paines Hill Water Tank Improvement Project - work ongoing

Consultant Work

  • Overseeing consultants’ work on Warren Avenue Sidewalk 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;  
  • Town Center Improvement Project - Overseeing consultant concept / design work. Consultant awaiting design decisions from the Town Center Planning Committee on intersection at Boston Post Road/Church Street/School Street;  Preliminary Eversource meeting occurred on February 6th with a follow-up meeting schedule within next 4 weeks.  Preliminary plans anticipated at beginning of April 2018. Have a meeting set for April 18th to discuss progress prints. No word from Eversource;
  • Merriam Street Sidewalk Project - funding needs to be secured (Annual Town Meeting) for the work, culvert replacement and drainage work needs to take place, sidewalk project needs to be coordinated with roadway work;
  • Wireless Meter Reading, meter replacements and meter installation (approximately 1700) - Interviews with vendors that met criteria was held on March 21st.  No change, yet

Progress Made
  • Fairview and Montvale roads area - planned start date of April 23rd; 
  • Concord Road Culvert replacement (which has impacts on the Warren Avenue and Merriam Street culverts) - Decision matrix tabling is being evaluated;


  • Water Main Replacements - Columbine and Dean roads - new gates installed at Ridgeway Road.  Hooked up dwellings to temporary water main.  Began water main replacement;
  • Currently reviewing 8 Stormwater Permits;
  • Currently issued 54 Stormwater permits which also requires construction inspection
hydrant flushing

Water Division

  • Completed approximately 58 DigSafes;
  • Performed weekly samples (3), monthly water samples at tanks, and station/tank inspections;
  • Conducted 8 final reads;
  • Shut down water at Dean and Ridgeway Road for installation of new water main gates;
  • Installed 4 summer services;
  • Continued hydrant flushing program;
  • Installed 2 new fire hydrants (replacing 2 old hydrants)

Park and Cemetery Division

  • 1 cremation interment;
  • Assisted with cemetery relocation;
  • Assisted the Transfer Station with push downs on bins with backhoe as necessary;
  • Cleaned and serviced equipment;
  • Continued spring cleanup in Linwood Cemetery, Lamson Park, Town Hall, Town Green, Soldiers’ Park, Case Park, and Central Cemetery;
  • Picked up snow stakes and the remaining holiday decorations in Linwood Cemetery
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Solid Waste and Recycling Division

  • Processed 1, 100-yard solid waste dumpster totaling 23.02 tons;
  • Picked up municipal office recycling – 1,400 lbs;
  • Picked up Town office and select Town park solid waste – 2,180 lbs.;
  • Processed 1 cardboard container – 5.97 tons;
  • Processed 1 glass container – 6.07 tons;
  • Ran 2 shuttles for grass/leaves – 14.84 tons;
  • Ran 2 shuttles for brush /logs – 12.73 tons;
  • Processed 1 container of scrap wood – 4.33 tons;
  • Assisted with the pickup of various donations including clothing, electronics, books and bike – 1,790 lbs;
  • Assisted with pickup of Weston textiles – 1,080 lbs;
  • Processed 5 cent deposit bottles and cans – 2,360 (2,060 glass bottles) lbs;
  • Assisted 73 vehicles at the Brush Dump with the recycling of brush and leaves on 4/28/18; 
  • Organized and maintained order in swap shed;
  • Cleaned and pumped in the trailer pit as needed;
  • Picked up litter and cleaned up around the site as needed.
hot patching

Highway/Stormwater Division

  • Hot patching potholes: various – Route 30, Woodchester Drive, Cherry Brook Road, Concord Road, Bradford, Glen Road, and Wellesley Street;
  • Patch edge of roadway/driveway apron area:  Pigeon Hill Road;
  • Patch curb box and water gates:  Pine Street and Cliff and Scotch Pine Road;
  • Fallen tree / branch removal from roadways:  continued south section - ongoing;
  • Trash pickup: Newton Street;
  • Traffic signage and maintenance repairs: various;
  • Respond to miscellaneous calls for service:  roadside litter and objects in roadway, illegal sign removal;
  • Inspect and/or as necessary all mailbox call locations:  various outstanding locations;
  • Repair drain manhole:  North Avenue;
  • Cleaned and serviced equipment;
  • Assisted Water Division with hydrant installations:  Perry Lane;
  • Worked with contractor, cut driveway aprons:  Summer Street, Perry Lane, and Sutton Place;
  • Distributed resident notification letters of impending roadway reconstruction project:  Sutton Place;
  • Brush Dump cleanup and organization.

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, 2 police vehicles, and 12 DPW trucks and other equipment;
  • Performed 1 major repair on vehicles with Major/Significant maintenance activity:  School bus inspections;
  • Performed 5 repairs on sanders/plows: removal of 5 sanders and store for next winter

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