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June 3 - June 9, 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

Drainage Work
  • Fairview Road - culvert replacement between Conant and Montvale roads is anticipated to occur week of June 11
  • Highland Street (btwn Pine and Winter streets) - work is anticipated to begin after Fairview Road project is complete;
  • Water gate replacement at Merriam St/Aberdeen Rd - currently under review with anticipated start week of June 18
Calendar Year 2018 Anticipated Roadway Reconstructions
  • Concord Road (from Merriam Street to Sudbury Road), Fairview Road 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) - 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 and Merriam Street pending culvert replacement, gas final connection, drainage rehabilitation at/abt. Westland Rd, new sidewalk work and water gate replacements at Aberdeen Rd
Reconstruction Starting
  • Aspen Road, Juniper Road, Cherry Brook Road (from Juniper to no. 156) - appx start 6/13
Paving Completed
  • Summer Street – pavement markings anticipated in next few weeks, replacement of guardrail anticipated late summer; 
  • Sutton Place – pavement markings anticipated in in next few week
  • Conant Road (Church Street to Woodward Lane) - minor grading remains, pavement markings anticipated in next few weeks

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 -  DCR mobilizing the week of June 11th 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
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 targeting final trench pave appx June 18;   
  • Conant Road / Colchester Road – National Grid targeting final trench pave appx June 12
Construction starting
  • Gail Road (11 - 27) with Pembroke Road to follow, Oak St (94 - 147) 
  • Newton Street (2 - 217) and Pheasant Trail (1 - 25) - working in vicinity of Ash St, headed towards Rt. 30


Drainage/Water Work
  • 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;
  • Black Oak Pump Station Project – Town Engineer  working on easement document with impacted property owner.  Town Engineer working with Eversource and property owner to address some/all pole concerns; 
  • Paines Hill Water Tank Improvement Project - building construction ongoing
Progress Made
  • Southside Drainage Project - The necessary easements for Phase 2 of the project have been secured.  The permitting will be conducted with construction anticipated for Fall 2018.  Conservation Commission meeting upon receipt of all Phase II easement will be next action item
  • Chiltern Road Water Main Replacement - installation of main continues, project is anticipated to be complete end of June/early July
  • Columbine and Dean Roads Water Main Improvements - main work is completed, final trench paving anticipated in next few months

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 - public input meeting on June 13th to discuss the progress and designs of the project


  • Currently reviewing 10 Stormwater Permits;
  • Currently issued 51 Stormwater permits which also requires construction inspection
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Water Division

  • Completed approximately 72 DigSafes;
  • Performed weekly samples (3), monthly water samples at tanks, and station/tank inspections;
  • Conducted 3 final reads;
  • Installed 1 large water meter;
  • Inspected 2 new water services;
  • Oversaw the water main project on Chiltern Road;
  • Continued meter reading;
  • Delayed hydrant flushing program;
  • Had MassDEP inspection;

Park and Cemetery Division

  • 2 cremation interments;
  • Assisted the Transfer Station with push downs on bins with backhoe as necessary;
  • Cleaned and serviced equipment;
  • Cut grass in Linwood Cemetery, Soldiers Field, Children’s Park, Linwood Avenue, Fire Station 2, Anniversary Park and Newton Street at Route 30;
  • Removed the planter/trash barrel left at Drabbington Way parking lot;
  • 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 24 tons;
  • Picked up municipal office recycling – 1,100 lbs;
  • Picked up Town office and select town park solid waste – 1,420 lbs.;
  • Processed 1 cardboard container – 6.41 tons;
  • Ran 1 shuttle for brush /logs – 5.21 tons;
  • Assisted with the pickup of various donations including clothing, electronics, books and bikes – 3,300 lbs;
  • Assisted with pickup of Weston textiles – 2,160 lbs;
  • Processed 1 rechargeable battery pickup – 60 lbs;
  • Organized and maintained order in swap shed;
  • Cleaned and pumped in the trailer pit as needed;
  • Cut and trimmed the grass around the building.
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Highway/Stormwater Division

  • Hot patching potholes: various;
  • Fallen tree / branch removal from roadway and/or culverts: College Pond and Radcliffe Road;
  • Brush Pickup:  by Town Pool;
  • Traffic signage and maintenance repairs: various;
  • 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:  Boston Post Road and Brown Street;
  • Pave basin:  Boston Post Road and Brown Street;
  • Fixed washouts:  Winter Street, Laurel Road, Wellesley Street and Autumn Road;
  • Pipe Jetting:  locations at Indian Hill Road, Bakers Hill Road, and Boston Post Road;
  • Cleaning and cutting grass on islands and sidewalks;
  • Flail mowing:  North section;
  • Cleaned and serviced equipment;
  • Work with contractor:  Summer Street loam and hydro seed;
  • Reinstall vegetative spraying mark outs;
  • 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 11 school buses, 1 police vehicle, and 13 DPW trucks and other equipment, noting that the DPW Vehicle Maintenance Division is responsible for over 122 pieces of rolling stock for the Town;
  • Performed 1 repair on sanders/plows: H22 snow blower overhaul.

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