drainage work

June 24 - June 30, 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

Drainage Work
  • Fairview Road - culvert replacement between Conant and Montvale roads ongoing;
  • Highland Street (btwn Pine and Rt. 30) - drainage work ongoing and we anticipate several days longer weather dependent;
  • 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), 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;
  • DPW continues to work on obtaining easements on Newton Street before roadway work can begin
  • Aspen Road, Juniper Road, Cherry Brook Road (from Juniper to no. 156) - anticipate top course of pavement being installed week of July 2nd with final landscaping, etc. after paving;
  • Concord Road (from Merriam Street to Sudbury Road) - ongoing with binder course installed week of June 25th and we anticipate final pavement being installed the week of July 2nd  with final cleanup thereafter
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;
  • 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 -  for the week of June 25th, the DCR contractor will pave the intersection with Gun Club Lane and the railroad crossing.  The concrete work (curbing work) at the cattle crossing is complete.  Railing work continues (mostly in Wayland and working towards Weston) and is anticipated over the next several days.  Additionally, it is anticipated that final paving will take place on the trail mid-July.  DPW Director is working with Rail Trail Advisory Committee in setting up a consultant contract for proposed trail parking areas, etc. (draft proposal has been reviewed and consultant is modifying)
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) – final trench paved week of June 25th    
Construction startingall work on hold due to ongoing labor dispute
  • Gail Road (11 - 27) with Pembroke Road to follow, Oak St (94 - 147) 
  • Newton Street (2 - 217) and Pheasant Trail (1 - 25) 


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; 
  • 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
Progress Made
  • Chiltern Road Water Main Replacement - work ongoing and anticipate service installation to be completed over the next several days; 
  • Paines Hill Water Tank Improvement Project - electrical and plumbing work remaining

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 has provided review comments to the consultant on the submitted 30% plans (May 25th submission and are available on the Town website)


  • Currently reviewing 11 Stormwater Permits;
  • Currently issued 49 Stormwater permits which also requires construction inspection
watermain replacement

Water Division

  • Completed approximately 26 DigSafes;
  • Performed weekly samples (3), monthly water samples at tanks, and station/tank inspections;
  • Conducted 5 final reads;
  • Inspected 2 new water services;
  • Installed 1 large meter and turned on water;
  • Investigated 1 water service leak;
  • Oversaw the water main project on Chiltern Road including the installation of water services;
  • Continued meter reading;
  • Continued hydrant flushing program in the north section;
  • Painting hydrants

Park and Cemetery Division

  • Cleaned and serviced equipment;
  • Cut grass in Linwood Cemetery and Linwood Avenue;
  • Weeded various flower and shrub beds in parks and cemeteries;
  • Tuff cut rough areas around the parks and cemeteries;
  • Trimmed, pruned and removed a few dead branches and dead trees around the parks and cemeteries, as needed;
  • Continued updating the cemetery spreadsheets for interments and lot owners;
  • Finished painting the frames and replacing the wood on the benches in Case Park;
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Solid Waste and Recycling Division

  • Processed 1, 100-yard solid waste dumpster totaling 26.68 tons;
  • Picked up municipal office recycling – 2,140 lbs;
  • Picked up Town office and select Town park solid waste – 2,660 lbs.;
  • Processed 1 cardboard container – 6.19 tons;
  • Ran 1 shuttle for grass/leaves – 8.0 tons;
  • Ran 1 shuttle for brush /logs – 5.82 tons;
  • Processed 1 metal container – 4.65 tons;
  • Process 1 container of scrap wood – 6.73 tons;
  • Assisted with the pickup of various donations including clothing, electronics, books and bikes – 1,160 lbs;
  • Assisted with pickup of Weston textiles – 1,780 lbs;
  • Processed 1 rechargeable battery pickup – 60 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
hot patching

Highway/Stormwater Division

  • Hot patching potholes: various;
  • Fallen tree / branch removal from roadway and/or culverts: Viles Street, Summer Street, Radcliff, Ridgeway, Chiltern, Brown, and Winter;
  • Inspect miscellaneous tree locations for possible action:  several;
  • Street sweeping (after rain storms 6/28/18):  Concord Road, Merriam Street, Summer Street, Old Summer Street, Cherry Brook, Juniper, DPW Yard;
  • Respond to miscellaneous calls for service:  roadside litter and objects in roadway, illegal sign removal;
  • Set up detour:  Concord Road;
  • Program variable message boards for roadway work:  Concord Road;
  • Fixed washouts / repair roadside washouts:  Spruce Hill Road, Kings Grant Road, Glen Road, Summer Street, and Concord Road;
  • Pipe and/or culvert jet cleaned:  Lexington @ Page Road;
  • Install catch basin and manhole ID markers – North Section;
  • Flail mowing:  roadway shoulders, sidewalks and intersections;
  • Cleaned and serviced equipment;
  • Work with contractor:  Cherry Brook, Juniper, Aspen, and Concord Road;
  • Deliver paving notices:  Cherry Brook Road (portion), Juniper Road, and Aspen Road;
  • Oversee contractor:  reclaim, grinding and topping at Concord Road (Merriam Street to Sudbury Road);
  • Brush Dump cleanup and organization including grinding and hauling wood chips and assisting contractor with loading trucks and old catch basin debris removal. 

Vehicle Maintenance Division

  • Performed routine maintenance (fluid services, tires and brakes, exhaust, steering and suspension, exterior trim work and electrical repairs) on 7 school buses, 3 police vehicles, and 8 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 repair on vehicles with Major/Significant maintenance activity:  Bus No. 2 rear brakes

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