DPW stormwater truck

June 17 - June 23, 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 ongoing;
  • Highland Street (btwn Pine and Rt. 30) - work is anticipated to begin approximately June 25th;
  • Water gate replacement at Merriam St/Aberdeen Rd - ongoing;
  • Newton Street drainage design work nearing completion
Calendar Year 2018 Anticipated Roadway Reconstructions
  • Fairview Road and Montvale Road intersection, Winter Street (Route 30 to Brown Street), Glen Road (Wellesley Street to Oak Street) - 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;
  • DPW continues to work on obtaining easements on Newton Street before roadway work can begin
Reconstruction Starting
  • Aspen Road, Juniper Road, Cherry Brook Road (from Juniper to no. 156) - grading and binder course installed the week of June 17th .  It is anticipated that the structure adjustments will occur the week of June 25th;
  • Concord Road (from Merriam Street to Sudbury Road) - reclaim work started June June 20th.  It is anticipated that grading will take place early the week of June 25th and paving of binder course later in the week
Paving Completed
  • Summer Street – pavement markings anticipated in next few weeks, replacement of guardrail anticipated late summer; 
  • Conant Road (Church Street to Woodward Lane) - 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 -  the week of June 18th, DCR to begin work on cattle crossing concrete work and railing work.  That work will continue.  The contractor also plans on demolition and resurfacing the pavement area at/about Gun Club Lane.  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). All work subject to ongoing labor dispute

  • 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 25th with milling work scheduled for the 23rd and paving work scheduled to occur the week of June 25th   
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. All work subject to ongoing labor dispute


Drainage/Water Work
  • DPW continues to work on obtaining necessary easements on Newton Street before roadway work can be planned;
  • 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 - anticipate service installation to begin the week of June 25th; 
  • 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 - DPW reviewing the submitted 30% plans from engineer


  • Currently reviewing 12 Stormwater Permits;
  • Currently issued 49 Stormwater permits which also requires construction inspection
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Water Division

  • Completed approximately 61 DigSafes;
  • Performed weekly samples (3), monthly water samples at tanks, and station/tank inspections;
  • Conducted 7 final reads;
  • Installed 2 large meters and turned on water;
  • Oversaw the repair of 1 water service leak;
  • Oversaw the water main project on Chiltern Road including the installation of water, witnessed water main pressure test, and 2 water samples taken from new main;
  • Continued meter reading;
  • Continued hydrant flushing program
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Park and Cemetery Division

  • 3 cremation interments;
  • Installed foot marker;
  • Cleaned and serviced equipment;
  • Cut grass in Linwood Cemetery, Soldier’s Park, Children’s Park, Fire Headquarters, Fore Station 2, Perimeter of Town Green and Anniversary Park;
  • Clean and mulched the center strip on Center Street;
  • Spread wood chips on the path through the native garden at Town Hall;
  • Removed a dead kousa dogwood in Linwood Cemetery;
  • Repaired a broken water pipe and replaced 2 water spigots in Linwood Cemetery Phase II;
  • Removed the remainder of downed brush in the wooded areas of Linwood Cemetery;
  • Continued updating the cemetery spreadsheets for interments and lot owners;
  • Started painting the frames and replacing the wood on the benches in Case Park;
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Solid Waste and Recycling Division

  • Processed 2, 100-yard solid waste dumpsters totaling 49.34 tons;
  • Picked up municipal office recycling – 2,120 lbs;
  • Picked up Town office and select town park solid waste – 1,520 lbs.;
  • Processed 1 cardboard container – 7.12 tons;
  • Processed 1 bulky plastic container – 4.05 tons;
  • Processed 1 newspaper container – 11.63 tons;
  • Ran 1 shuttle for grass/leaves – 12.17 tons;
  • Ran 1 shuttle for brush /logs – 6.51 tons;
  • Assisted with the pickup of various donations including clothing, electronics, books and bikes – 2,420 lbs;
  • Assisted with pickup of Weston textiles – 1,840 lbs;
  • Processed 5 cent deposit bottles and cans – 580 (3,340 glass bottles) lbs;
  • Processed 1 rechargeable battery pickup – 80 lbs;
  • Organized and maintained order in swap shed;
  • Cleaned and pumped in the trailer pit as needed;
  • Pick up litter and cleaned up around the site as needed;
  • Cut the grass on the landfill cap and around the building;
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Highway/Stormwater Division

  • Hot patching potholes: various;
  • Assisted Recreation Department:  remove and transport playground equipment – Tavern Playground;
  • Assisted Conservation Department:  remove old erosion controls at lookout on Highland Street and cleanout culvert rail trail 200’ west of Church Street;
  • Assisted Facilities Department:   eeliver wood chips to Middle School;
  • Assisted Fire Department:  Church on BPR @ Route 20;
  • Fallen tree / branch removal from roadway and/or culverts: Cherry Brook and Highland Street;
  • Pickup deer removals:  Merriam Street;
  • Traffic signage and maintenance repairs: South Avenue, Winter, Ridgeway, Bullard, etc.;
  • Oversee tree removal contractor:  Concord Road by Coburn;
  • Respond to miscellaneous calls for service:  roadside litter and objects in roadway, illegal sign removal;
  • Inspect and/or as necessary all mailbox call locations:  Old Colony and Cerulean;
  • Repair catch basin:  Tamarack, Conant, Cherry Brook;
  • Pave basin:  Riverside, Tamarack, and Conant Road;
  • Pipe and/or culvert jet cleaned and oversee video contractor:  Cherry Brook Road;
  • Mowing and trimming:  islands, roadways shoulders, and sidewalk areas;
  • Flail mowing:  North Avenue, Old North, Kings Grant, Kendall Green, Lexington, Page, balance of north section;
  • Cleaned and serviced equipment;
  • Work with contractor:  Cherry Brook, Juniper, and Aspen;
  • Deliver paving notices:  Cherry Brook Road (portion), Juniper Road, and Aspen Road;
  • Installed DMH and 30’ of 12” ADS Pipe:  Cherry Brook Road;
  • Install trap rock @ spillways – Summer Street;
  • Oversee contractor:  reclaim and grinding:  Concord Road (Merriam Street to Sudbury Road);
  • Brush Dump cleanup and organization including grinding and hauling wood chips. 

Vehicle Maintenance Division

  • Performed routine maintenance (fluid services, tires and brakes, exhaust, steering and suspension, exterior trim work and electrical repairs) on 10 school buses, 1 police vehicle, and 14 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 major repairs on vehicles with Major/Significant maintenance activity:  Bus No. 16 rear springs replaced;

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