weston dpw

July 22 - July 28, 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
  • Merriam Street (Sunset to Silver Hill Rd) - 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) - remaining driveway aprons, ADA ramp, and pavement markings remaining;
  • Aspen Road, Juniper Road, Cherry Brook Road (from Juniper to no. 156) - driveway aprons and loaming installed with ADA ramp installs 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 14 Stormwater Permits;
  • Currently issued 52 Stormwater permits which also requires construction inspection
water trees

Water Division

  • Completed approximately 40 DigSafes;
  • Performed weekly samples (3), monthly water samples at tanks, and station/tank inspections;
  • Conducted 3 final reads;
  • Inspected 1 new water service;
  • Installed 2 new meters and turned on water;
  • Witnessed two water samples taken from contractors;
  • Continued meter reading;
  • Began working on the lead and copper sampling plan for 2018;
  • Painting hydrants
  • Watering tree list

Park and Cemetery Division

  • 1 grave dug with casket interment;
  • Cleaned and serviced equipment;
  • Cut grass at the Library, Wellesley Street Pump Station, 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 some fallen trees at the Fiske Law Offices that are left over from the nor’easters;
  • 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 24.31 tons;
  • Picked up municipal office recycling – 680 lbs;
  • Picked up Town office and select Town park solid waste – 1,240 lbs.;
  • Processed 1 cardboard container – 5.35 tons;
  • Processed 1 bulky plastic container – 4.22 tons;
  • Ran 1 shuttle for grass/leaves – 9.47 tons;
  • Ran 1 shuttle for brush /logs – 5.28 tons;
  • Processed 1 metal container – 4.47 tons;
  • Process 1 container of scrap wood – 5.80 tons;
  • Assisted with the pickup of various donations including clothing, electronics, books and bikes – 4,660 lbs;
  • Assisted with pickup of Weston textiles – 780 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
hot patch

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;
  • Pave roadside / shoulder/berm repairs:  South Avenue at Shaylor Lane and Highland Street;
  • Tree and tree limb removals:  Pine Street, Blake Road, Wellesley Street, Indian Hill, and Beaver Road;
  • Inspect miscellaneous tree locations for possible action:  several;
  • Respond to miscellaneous calls for service:  roadside litter and objects in roadway, illegal sign removal;
  • Program and transport variable message boards:  Glen Road area;
  • Set up detours:  Highland Street and Glen Road;
  • Oversee drain cleaning and video:  Glen, Country, School, and Conant Roads;
  • Install catch basin and manhole ID markers – middle and south sections;
  • Cleaned and serviced equipment;
  • Saw cut driveways and work limits:  Highland Street and Glen Road;
  • Store paper and precast stock;
  • Oversee precast contractor:  Highland Street and Glen Road;
  • Trap rock drainage headwall:  MWRA dam swale area and Glen Road;
  • Finish prepping parking area for paving at Police Station;
  • Load sweeping debris trucks;
  • 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 5 school buses, 1 police vehicle, and 11 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 4 repairs on sanders/plows: Weld and repair 3 large plows and overhaul sidewalk snow blower

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