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May 6 - 12, 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
  • Fairview Road and Montvale Road intersection, Winter Street (Route 30 to Brown Street), 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; 
  • Summer Street – Completed drainage work at River Road end of project, adjusted structures. Final paving scheduled for May 14th and 15th;
  • Conant Road (Church Street to approximately old rail road crossing) – final paving anticipated week of May 14th;  
  • Perry Lane – Adjusted structures. Final paving scheduled for week of May 14th; 
  • Sutton Place – adjusted structures, installed subdrain at end of Sutton Place, began demolition of driveway aprons and sidewalk. Final paving scheduled for week of May 14th

State/Utility Project Work

  • Route 30 (South Avenue) and Wellesley Street Signal Improvement Project - final landscaping and final cleanup ongoing.  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 - Contractor coordinating with private property irrigation company to reestablish disturbed irrigation heads.  Anticipate loaming and seeding week of May 14th and final cleanup;
  • 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;
  • 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

Progress Made
  • Fairview and Montvale roads area - main drainage trunk line installed, water quality unit still remains; temporary trench paving completed; 


  • Water Main Replacements - Columbine and Dean roads - water main replacement continuing;
  • Currently reviewing 9 Stormwater Permits;
  • Currently issued 54 Stormwater permits which also requires construction inspection
hydrant flushing

Water Division

  • Completed approximately 49 DigSafes;
  • Performed weekly samples (3), monthly water samples at tanks, and station/tank inspections;
  • Conducted 3 final reads;
  • Installed 1 new fire hydrant in service (replaced old blow-off that was not functional);
  • Inspected 1 new water service;
  • Attended MassDEP ceremony to receive Public Water System Award for outstanding performance and achievement;
  • Oversaw the water main project on Dean and Columbine Roads;
  • Continued meter reading;
  • Continued hydrant flushing program
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Park and Cemetery Division

  • 2 cremation interments;
  • Assisted the Transfer Station with push downs on bins with backhoe as necessary;
  • Cleaned and services equipment;
  • Continued spring cleanup in Linwood Cemetery, South Cemetery, Josiah Tavern, Children’s Park, Weston Library and the Fiske House;
  • Installed 6-foot markers and dug 4 monument foundations;
  • Cut grass in Linwood Cemetery and other Park and Cemetery locations as needed;
  • Installed gator bags and watered the trees on this year’s watering list;
  • Put out houses in Linwood Cemetery for watering;
  • Removed the tree stakes off approximately 10 trees around the Police Station;
  • Removed large dead shrub and loamed and seeded around cemetery lot;
  • Watered new trees in Case Park
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Solid Waste and Recycling Division

  • Processed 1, 100-yard solid waste dumpsters totaling 25.23 tons;
  • Picked up municipal office recycling – 1,580 lbs;
  • Picked up Town office and select Town park solid waste – 1,320 lbs.;
  • Processed 1 cardboard container – 6.94 tons;
  • Ran 1 shuttle for brush /logs – 6.96 tons;
  • Assisted with the pickup of various donations including clothing, electronics, books and bikes – 80 lbs;
  • Assisted with pickup of Weston textiles – 1,300 lbs;
  • Processed 1 rechargeable battery pickup – 40 lbs;
  • Assisted 22 vehicles at the Brush Dump with the recycling of brush and leaves on 5/12/18; 
  • 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;
  • Mulched all the flower beds around the property
hot patching

Highway/Stormwater Division

  • Hot patching potholes: various – Merriam Street from RR Bridge to Cherry Brook Road, Summer Street, Highland Street, Brown Street/Winter Street Intersection, Spring Road, Cherry Brook Road, Love Lane (where downed wires melting pavement), Oak Street, Pinecroft berm;
  • Transport cold patch;
  • Fallen tree / branch removal from roadways:  continued tree debris removal on South Avenue;
  • Brush pickup:  Roackport Road, Wits End, South Avenue, River Road, Pinecroft Road, Shady Hill Road, and Westerly Road;
  • Trash/Litter pickup:  Wellesley Street and Rockport Road;
  • Traffic signage and maintenance repairs: various;
  • Oversee tree removal contractor:  various;
  • Street sweeping:  north section of town;
  • Assisted Water Division with hydrant installation on Boston Post Road By-Pass; 
  • Loam and seed: various locations along Highland Street, Bullard Road, Nash Lane, Brown Street, and Sylvan Lane;
  • Pickup broken asphalt:  various;
  • Apron repair:  Wellesley Street at bridge;
  • Repair edge at location on Summer Street with hot mix;
  • Berm extension with hot mix at Pinecroft Road;
  • 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;
  • Transported two pieces of pipe from Montvale to contractor at Dean and Columbine project;
  • Transport casting to Summer Street, Perry Lane, and Sutton Place;
  • Pickup leftover pipes from Summer Street;
  • Work with contractor:  Conant Road, Sutton Place, Summer Street;
  • 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 12 school buses, 1 police vehicle, and 9 DPW trucks and other equipment;
  • Performed 1 major repair on vehicle with Major/Significant maintenance activity:  Bus Inspections

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