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April 29 - May 5, 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

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 – paving binder course of pavement week of April 30th  and adjustment of structures anticipated the week of May 7th;
  • Conant Road (Church Street to approximately old rail road crossing) – milling scheduled for May 7th;  
  • Perry Lane – Binder course to be installed week of April 30th and adjustment of structures anticipated week of May 7th; 
  • Sutton Place – Binder course of pavement installed; Adjustment of structures anticipated week of May 7th

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 - Final cleanup anticipated over the next several days.  Pump reactivated and pond being refilled;
  • Paines Hill Water Tank Improvement Project - foundation pour occurred this week

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;  
  • 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;
  • Concord Road Culvert replacement (which has impacts on the Warren Avenue and Merriam Street culverts) - Decision matrix tabling is being evaluated

Progress Made
  • Fairview and Montvale roads area - work progressing as the main drainage trunk line has been installed and remaining work is abutting structures; 
  • Town Center Improvement Project - Preliminary plans received this week as a result of  meeting on April 18th to discuss progress prints.  Plans are currently with our design consultant team and under review


  • Water Main Replacements - Columbine and Dean roads - water main replacement continuing;
  • Currently reviewing 9 Stormwater Permits;
  • Currently issued 53 Stormwater permits which also requires construction inspection
hydrant flushing

Water Division

  • Completed approximately 52 DigSafes;
  • Performed weekly samples (3), monthly water samples at tanks, and station/tank inspections;
  • Conducted 4 final reads;
  • Installed 2 temporary water meters;
  • Turned on summer services for parks and schools;
  • Continued meter reading;
  • Continued hydrant flushing program
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Park and Cemetery Division

  • 3 cremation interments;
  • Assisted the Transfer Station with push downs on bins with backhoe as necessary;
  • Cleaned and serviced equipment;
  • Continued spring cleanup in Linwood Cemetery, Fire Headquarters and Station 2, Soldiers Park and Anniversary Park;
  • Watered new trees in Case Park
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Solid Waste and Recycling Division

  • Processed 1, 100-yard solid waste dumpsters totaling 25.14 tons;
  • Picked up municipal office recycling – 1,040 lbs;
  • Picked up Town office and select Town park solid waste – 1,320 lbs.;
  • Processed 1 cardboard container – 5.81 tons;
  • Processed 1 glass container – 4.30 tons;
  • Ran 1 shuttle for grass/leaves – 7.64 tons;
  • Ran 2 shuttles for brush /logs – 14.83 tons;
  • Processed 1 metal container – 5.63 tons;
  • Process 1 container of scrap wood – 4.17 tons;
  • Assisted with the pickup of various donations including clothing, electronics, books and bikes – 1,040 lbs;
  • Assisted with pickup of Weston textiles – 1,220 lbs;
  • Processed 1 rechargeable battery pickup – 40 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;
  • Finished the spring cleanup around the property
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Highway/Stormwater Division

  • Hot patching potholes: various – Church Street, Oxbow Road, Winter Street, Wellesley Street, Shady Hill Road, Merriam Street, Rockport Road, Westgate Road, and Bogle Street;
  • Transport cold patch;
  • Fallen tree / branch removal from roadways:  Continued tree debris removal on South Avenue;
  • 6 trash/litter pickup:  Wellesley Street and Rockport Road;
  • Traffic signage and maintenance repairs: various;
  • Street sweeping:  north section of Town;
  • Load trucks for disposal of last year’s street sweepings; 
  • Pickup broken asphalt:  Valley View Road, Ash Street, Hallet Hill;
  • 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 catch basin:  Spruce Hill Road;
  • Pave Basin:  Spruce Hill Road;
  • Cleaned and serviced equipment;
  • Transport skid steer to yard;
  • Transport granite to Summer Street;
  • Pickup leftover pipes from Summer Street;
  • Work with contractor, cut driveway aprons:  Summer Street, Perry Lane, and 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 8 school buses, 5 police vehicles, and 21 DPW trucks and other equipment;
  • Performed 1 major repair on vehicle with Major/Significant maintenance activity:  Repaired access gaets at DPW facility (by detention basin and by vehicle storage garage;
  • Performed 1 repair on sanders/plows: final sander storage and seal for next winter

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