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Final paving on Concord Road

July 15 - July 21, 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 completed;
  • Merriam Street (Sunset to Silver Hill Rd) - both culvert replacement, water gate, and drainage work ongoing;
  • Newton Street drainage design work nearing completion
Calendar Year 2018 Anticipated Roadway Reconstructions
  • Gail Road, Pembroke Road, Webster Road, and Arrowhead Road will occur if the gas work (National Grid) can get completed this year;
  • Glen Road (Wellesley Street to Shady Hill Road) will occur pending drainage work;
  • Merriam Street - pending culvert, drainage, gas and sidewalk work;
  • DPW continues to work on obtaining easements on Newton Street before roadway work can begin
Next Anticipated Round Paving
  • Glen Road (Shady Hill to Oak/Cliff intersection), Winter Street (Rt 30 to Brown St), Highland Street (Pine St to Rt 30), Fairview Rd/Montvale Rd intersection
Completed Paving
  • 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
  • Concord Road (from Merriam Street to Sudbury Road) - some driveway aprons, ADA ramp, and pavement markings remaining;
  • Aspen Road, Juniper Road, Cherry Brook Road (from Juniper to no. 156) - ADA ramp installs and final landscaping (seeding) remaining

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 -  Railing work continues.  Additionally, it is anticipated that final paving will take place August 2018.  DPW Director is continuing to work 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
all work on hold due to ongoing labor dispute
Sherburn Circle, continuation of Wellesley Street (699-654: petition approved by Selectmen), and Concord Road (1-81)

Current Constructionall 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
  • Paines Hill Water Tank Improvement Project - electrical, plumbing, and punchlist work remaining

Consultant Work

  • Overseeing consultants’ work on Warren Avenue Sidewalk Project;
  • 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;
  • 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;  
  • 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)
  • Wireless Meter Reading, meter replacements and meter installation (approximately 1700) - DPW anticipates awarding to high advantageous vendor which also is the lowest cost vendor;
  • Concord Road Culvert replacement (which has impacts on the Warren Avenue and Merriam Street culverts) - Decision matrix tabling is being evaluated


  • Currently reviewing 13 Stormwater Permits;
  • Currently issued 54 Stormwater permits which also requires construction inspection

Water Division

  • Completed approximately 51 DigSafes;
  • Performed weekly samples (3), monthly water samples at tanks, and station/tank inspections;
  • Conducted 3 final reads;
  • Witnessed three water samples taken from contractors;
  • Continued meter reading;
  • Witnessed two pressure tests;
  • Painting hydrants
  • Watering tree list;

Park and Cemetery Division

  • 2 graves dug with casket interments;
  • Cleaned and serviced equipment;
  • Cut grass at perimeter of Town Green, Case Park, Soldier’s Park, Linwood Cemetery, and other park and cemetery locations as needed;
  • Weed and edged flower /shrub beds in Linwood Cemetery;
  • Pruned trees and shrubs in Linwood Cemetery and other park and cemetery locations as needed;
  • Removed fallen trees in the wooded areas of Linwood Cemetery that are left over from the nor’easters;
  • Installed a foot marker;
  • Continued updating the cemetery spreadsheets for interments and lot owners
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Solid Waste and Recycling Division

  • Processed 1, 100-yard solid waste dumpster totaling 28.48 tons;
  • Picked up municipal office recycling – 540 lbs;
  • Picked up Town office and select Town park solid waste – 1,180 lbs.;
  • Processed 1 cardboard container – 6.32 tons;
  • Processed 1 glass container – 3.87 tons;
  • Processed 1 bulky plastic container – 1.76 tons;
  • Processed 1 newspaper container – 9.40 tons;
  • Ran 1 shuttle for grass/leaves – 9.28 tons;
  • Ran 1 shuttle for brush /logs – 5.91 tons;
  • Process 1 container of scrap wood – 5.66 tons;
  • Assisted with the pickup of various donations including clothing, electronics, books and bikes – 3,920 lbs;
  • Assisted with pickup of Weston textiles – 720 lbs;
  • Processed 5 cent deposit bottles and cans – 640 (3,240 glass bottles) lbs;
  • Processed pickup of medical sharps – 40 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;
  • Skin overlay degraded roadway surfaces:  Winter street, Warren Avenue, Merriam Street, Round Hill Road, Stony Brook Road, and Cherry Brook Road;
  • Fallen tree / branch removal from roadway and/or culverts: Lexington Street, South Avenue (2);
  • Tree and tree limb removals:  20 Ash Street, Chestnut Street @ Davenport;
  • Inspect miscellaneous tree locations for possible action:  several;
  • Street Sweeping:  sweep roadways after heavy rains – Sylvan, Beaver, Radcliff, Winter, Brown;
  • Respond to miscellaneous calls for service:  roadside litter and objects in roadway, illegal sign removal;
  • Set up detours:  Concord Road and Winter Street;
  • Pave basin:  Shaylor @ South Avenue, Conant Road @ Townline;
  • Install catch basin and manhole ID markers – middle and south sections;
  • Cleaned and serviced equipment;
  • Work with hydroseeding contractor:  Cherry Brook, Juniper, Aspen, and Concord Road;
  • Oversaw driveway paving contractor:  Concord Road;
  • Assist fleet maintenance with vehicle shuffle for inspections;
  • Remove paver blocks and prep. 4 spaces parking areas at Police Station;
  • Palletize and secure paver blocks for transport to Fire Department;
  • Relocate brush dump entrance gate;
  • Install granite curbing at police station lot;
  • Install temporary STOP sign at Highland and Route 20 (motor vehicle accident);
  • Watering loam and seed:  MWRA Dam Swale area (Glen Road)

Vehicle Maintenance Division

  • Performed routine maintenance (fluid services, tires and brakes, exhaust, steering and suspension, exterior trim work and electrical repairs) on 4 school buses, 4 police vehicles, 9 DPW trucks and other equipment, and 1 school grounds vehicles 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:  State Inspections

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