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May 20 - 26, 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;
  • Drainage design work on Newton St. is nearing completion with anticipated construction for summer

Calendar Year 2018 Anticipated Roadway Reconstructions
  • Fairview Road and Montvale Road intersection, Concord Road (from Merriam Street to Sudbury Road), 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 – driveway apron work ongoing with gravel, loaming and seeded anticipated thereafter; 
  • Perry Lane – driveway apron work ongoing with gravel, loaming and seeded anticipated thereafter; 
  • Sutton Place – driveway apron work ongoing with gravel, loaming and seeded anticipated thereafter

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 -
Proposed for construction 2018
Glen Road (Shady Hill Road to Oak Street), Sherburn Circle, continuation of Wellesley Street (699-654), and Concord Road (1-81)

  • Wellesley Street including Bass Pond Road (Rockport Road to town line) and Conant Road / Colchester Road – National Grid will final trench pave beginning of June 2018;     
  • Glen Road (Shady Hill Road to Cliff Road intersection plus or minus) gas main and service replacement ongoing
Construction starting
  • Gail Road (11 - 27) with Pembroke Road to follow, Oak St (94 - 147) 
  • Newton Street (2 - 217) and Pheasant Trail (1 - 25)

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 - work and framing ongoing

Consultant Work

  • Overseeing consultants’ work on Warren Avenue Sidewalk Project;
  • Overseeing consultant design work for drainage work for construction season 2016 (Newton Street and Merriam Street).  Continue to attempt to secure required easements on Newton Street;  
  • Merriam Street Sidewalk Project - funding 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 drainage work - work is progressing - water quality unit remains, as well as cleanup 


  • Water Main Replacements - Columbine and Dean roads - water main replacement continuing;
  • Currently reviewing 11 Stormwater Permits;
  • Currently issued 51 Stormwater permits which also requires construction inspection
hydrant flushing

Water Division

  • Completed approximately 35 DigSafes;
  • Performed weekly samples (3), monthly water samples at tanks, and station/tank inspections;
  • Conducted 5 final read;
  • Installed 2 new water meter and turned on service;
  • Inspected 2 new water services;
  • Oversaw the water main project on Dean and Columbine roads;
  • Continued meter reading;
  • Continued hydrant flushing program;
  • Cut and weed-wacked around water tanks for upcoming DEP inspections;

Park and Cemetery Division

  • 2 cremation interments;
  • Assisted the Transfer Station with push downs on bins with backhoe as necessary;
  • Cleaned and serviced equipment;
  • Loamed and seeded snow plow damage in Linwood and other park and cemetery locations;
  • Cut grass in Linwood Cemetery and other park and cemetery locations;
  • Planted flowers in Linwood Cemetery and other park and cemetery locations;
  • Planted large flower pots at Town Hall;
  • Placed American flags on all veteran graves and other park and cemetery locations;
  • Replaced defective gator bags and watered all the trees on the 2018 tree watering list;
  • Placed Memorial Day baskets on graves with special flower trust funds;
  • Replaced the American flags at the DPW building and Linwood Cemetery with new flags
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Solid Waste and Recycling Division

  • Processed 1, 100-yard solid waste dumpsters totaling 23.28 tons;
  • Picked up municipal office recycling – 1,140 lbs;
  • Picked up Town office and select Town park solid waste – 1,520 lbs.;
  • Processed 1 cardboard container – 6.0 tons;
  • Processed 1 glass container – 6.68 tons;
  • Processed 1 bulky plastic container – 1.14 tons;
  • Processed 1 newspaper container – 9.34 tons;
  • Ran 1 shuttle for grass/leaves – 13.79 tons;
  • Processed 1 metal container – 4 tons;
  • Process 1 container of scrap wood – 5.58 tons;
  • Assisted with the pickup of various donations including clothing, electronics, books and bikes – 400 lbs;
  • Assisted with pickup of Weston textiles – 1,140 lbs;
  • Electronics and appliances w/Freon – 1.31 tons;
  • Processed the pickup of CRT electronics – 2.64 tons;
  • Processed 1 rechargeable battery pickup – 60 lbs;
  • 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;
  • Skin overlay degraded roadway surfaces:  multiple locations;
  • Traffic signage and maintenance repairs: various;
  • Street Sweeping:  swept middle section main roadways, Town Center, DPW yard, and Police parking lot;
  • Pickup broken asphalt:  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 catch basin:  fix granite stone behind basin on Conant Road, Cerulean Way;
  • Permanent trench paving: water trench on Highland Street;
  • Cleaning and cutting grass on islands;
  • Flail mowing roads intersections;
  • Cleaned and serviced equipment;
  • Work with contractor:  Summer Street, Perry Lane, and Sutton Place;
  • Transport loam to Lazaro on 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 3 school buses and 11 DPW trucks and other equipment

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