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May 27 - June 2, 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:

road work

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 Street is nearing completion with anticipated construction for summer

Calendar Year 2018 Anticipated Roadway Reconstructions
  • Aspen Road, Juniper Road, Concord Road (from Merriam Street to Sudbury Road), Fairview Road (culvert replacement to occur over the next couple of weeks) and Montvale Road intersection, Winter Street (Route 30 to Brown Street), Glen Road (Wellesley Street to Oak Street), Highland Street (Pine Street to Route 30) (drainage work to occur after Fairview culvert replacement) - 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 – loaming and seeded occurred this work period, remaining work includes driveway work at #60, final seeding in certain areas, replacement of guardrail (anticipated this summer); 
  • Perry Lane – loaming and seeded; 
  • Sutton Place – ADA compliant ramps completed; loaming and seeded

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.
  • Continuing to coordinate with Eversource and MassDCR on the Rail Trail Project -  Rough grading by Eversource’s contractor nearing completion with the exception of a wetland area between Church Street and Conant Road.  DCR will be mobilizing the week of June 4th to begin work on fine grading, cattle crossing concrete work, railing work, and paving work.  Additionally, DPW Director is working with Rail Trail Advisory Committee in setting up a consultant contract for proposed trail parking areas, 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: petition submitted to Selectmen), 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;   
  • Conant Road / Colchester Road – National Grid will final trench pave beginning of June 2018 
Construction starting
  • Gail Road (11 - 27) with Pembroke Road to follow, Oak St (94 - 147) 
  • Newton Street (2 - 217) and Pheasant Trail (1 - 25)
Construction completed:
  • Glen Road (Shady Hill Road to Cliff Road intersection plus or minus) gas main replacement and service replacement completed

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;
  • FY 2018 Water Main Improvements (Columbine, Dean with Chiltern as add alternate).  Water main replacement work ongoing
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


  • Currently reviewing 10 Stormwater Permits;
  • Currently issued 51 Stormwater permits which also requires construction inspection
dig safe

Water Division

  • Completed approximately 53 DigSafes;
  • Performed weekly samples (3), monthly water samples at tanks, and station/tank inspections;
  • Conducted 4 final reads;
  • Installed 3 new water meters and turned on services;
  • Inspected 3 new water services;
  • Oversaw the water main project on Chiltern Road (oversaw installation of 3 new water gates and water main shutdown;
  • Continued meter reading;
  • Continued hydrant flushing program;
  • Prepared for  upcoming DEP inspection;
watering trees

Park and Cemetery Division

  • 3 cremation interments;
  • Assisted the Transfer Station with push downs on bins with backhoe as necessary;
  • Cleaned and serviced equipment;
  • Cut grass in Linwood Cemetery and other Park and Cemetery locations;
  • Watered all the trees on the 2018 tree watering list
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Solid Waste and Recycling Division

  • Processed 1, 100-yard solid waste dumpsters totaling 28.01 tons;
  • Picked up municipal office recycling – 1,340 lbs;
  • Picked up Town office and select Town park solid waste – 1,340 lbs.;
  • Processed 1 cardboard container – 6.49 tons;
  • Processed 1 bulky plastic container – 3.14 tons;
  • Ran 1 shuttle for grass/leaves – 13.79 tons;
  • Ran 2 shuttles for brush /logs – 13.09 tons;
  • Process 1 container of scrap wood – 6.16 tons;
  • Assisted with the pickup of various donations including clothing, electronics, books and bikes – 1,720 lbs;
  • Assisted with pickup of Weston textiles – 1,220 lbs;
  • Processed 5 cent deposit bottles and cans – 700 (3,200 glass bottles) 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 and north sections main roadways; Town Center including Town House Road;
  • 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;
  • Fixed washouts on Lexington Street; trap rock also installed;
  • Permanent trench paving: trench on Interval Road and water trench on Boston Post Road;
  • Cleaning and cutting grass on islands;
  • Flail mowing roads intersections;
  • Cleaned and service dequipment;
  • Work with contractor:  Summer Street, Perry Lane, and Sutton Place;
  • Transport gravel and loam to Lazaro on Summer Street, Perry Lane, and Sutton Place;
  • Installed trap road around catch basins on Summer Street;
  • Removed straw wattles from Summer Street;
  • Loamed and seeded at location on Brown 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 5 school buses, 1 police vehicle, and 6 DPW trucks and other equipment

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