weston dpw

August 5 - 11, 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 - anticipated to begin within the month;
  • Glen Road - anticipated to begin within the month

Calendar Year 2018 Anticipated Roadway Reconstructions
  • Glen Road (Shady Hill to Oak/Cliff intersection), Winter Street (Rt 30 to Brown St), Highland Street (Pine St to Rt 30) - reclamation work completed, binder pavement course installed;
  • Gail Road, Pembroke Road, Webster Road, and Arrowhead Road will occur if the gas work (National Grid) can get completed this year;
  • Merriam Street - pending culvert, drainage, gas, water gate, and sidewalk work;
  • DPW continues to work on obtaining easements on Newton Street before roadway work can begin
Next Anticipated Round Paving
  • Fairview Rd/Montvale Rd intersection; 
  • Glen Road (Wellesley Street to Shady Hill Road) - pending drainage work
Completed Paving
  • Summer Street – replacement of guardrails remains (anticipated late summer); 
  • Conant Road (Church Street to Woodward Lane) - pavement markings installed;
  • Concord Road (from Merriam Street to Sudbury Road) - ADA ramp remaining;
  • Aspen Road, Juniper Road, Cherry Brook Road (from Juniper to no. 156) -  ADA ramp installs remaining

State/Utility Project Work

  • 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 (mostly in Weston) and is anticipated over the next several days.  Additionally, it is anticipated that final paving will take place, from Wayland to Conant Rd, the week of August 13th and should take approximately three days. Work to the east continues with preparing the gravel base in the area between Conant Rd and Church St.  Eversource’s contractor continued to remove and haul away the railroad rails and ties in this area over the last week.  DPW Director worked with the Rail Trail Advisory Committee in setting up a consultant contract for proposed trail parking areas, etc.  Survey work in the Concord Road area and Church Street area will begin by the consultant
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)  


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).  We anticipate the 75% plans over the next couple of weeks and the Town Center Planning Committee will present plan to the Board of Selectman on August 28th;
  • Wireless Meter Reading, meter replacements and meter installation (approximately 1700) - Contract award issued;
  • Concord Road Culvert replacement (which has impacts on the Warren Avenue and Merriam Street culverts) - Decision matrix tabling is being evaluated. We anticipate Engineering will have a discussion with the Board of Selectman on August 28th 


  • Currently reviewing 11 Stormwater Permits;
  • Currently issued 56 Stormwater permits which also requires construction inspection
water trees

Water Division

  • Completed approximately 41 DigSafes;
  • Performed weekly samples (3), monthly water samples at tanks, and station/tank inspections;
  • Conducted 3 final reads;
  • Inspected 1 new water service and installed meter;
  • Installed 1 new 2” water service from water main to curb stop;
  • Cut and capped old water service;
  • Continued meter reading;
  • Continued working on the lead and copper sampling plan for 2018;
  • Painting hydrants;
  • Watering tree list
cut grass

Park and Cemetery Division

  • 2 cremation interments;
  • 1 grave dug with casket interment;
  • Cleaned and serviced equipment;
  • Cut grass at the Central cemetery, Solder’s Park, Lamson Park, Town Hall, Around Town Green, Linwood Cemetery, and other park and cemetery locations, as needed;
  • Removed a large fallen tree branch in Linwood Cemetery as a result of the thunderstorms that went through this week;
  • Continued updating the cemetery spreadsheets for interments and lot owners
recycle more
Learn more at www.weston.org/RSW

Solid Waste and Recycling Division

  • Processed 1, 100-yard solid waste dumpsters totaling 27.30 tons;
  • Picked up municipal office recycling – 700 lbs;
  • Picked up Town office and select town park solid waste – 1,440 lbs.;
  • Processed 1 cardboard container – 5.03 tons;
  • Ran 1 shuttle for grass/leaves – 11.89 tons;
  • Processed 1 metal container – 4.87 tons;
  • Assisted with the pickup of various donations including clothing, electronics, books and bikes –560 lbs;
  • Processed 1 rechargeable battery pickup – 20 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;
tree limbs

Highway/Stormwater Division

  • Hot patching potholes: various;
  • Tree and tree limb removals: Loring, Glen, Cherry Brook, Buttonwood, Winter Street, and Brown Street;
  • Inspect miscellaneous tree locations for possible action:  several;
  • Tree and Brush Letters to Residents:  Concord Road and Bemis Road;
  • Inspect catch basin / drainage system:  Winter Street, Robin Road at Summer Street, Lawrence, Country, Blossom, Kings Grant, Concord Road culvert;
  • Respond to miscellaneous calls for service:  roadside litter and objects in roadway, illegal sign removal;
  • Set up detours:  Highland Street, Glen Road and Winter Street;
  • Repair drain manhole / catch basin: Bakers Hill Road, River Road;
  • Respond to flooding calls:  Glen Road, Highland Street, and Newton Street;
  • Pave basin:  Bakers Hill, Lawrence, River Road;
  • Install catch basin and manhole ID markers – middle and south sections;
  • Check and clear waterways (training):  Division list;
  • Flail mowing:  All school perimeters (i.e. fields, roadways, parking lots, all recreation fields and pool, and Division list of roadways and sidewalk areas;
  • Cleaned and serviced equipment;
  • DIGSafe markouts:  Bakers Hill Road, Blossom, Applecrest;
  • Assist Water Division with service repair:  West Cliff Road;
  • Assist Police with barricades for training:  High School and Middle School;
  • Install trap rock for erosion control:  Cedar Street and Robin Road;
  • Remove erosion control for paving:  Highland Street and Glen Road;
  • Oversee paving with contractor: Highland Street, Winter Street and Glen Road;
  • Oversee line painting contractor:  new pavement roadways, stop lines, and crosswalks;
  • Load contractor trucks with waste and usable aggregate

Vehicle Maintenance Division

  • Performed routine maintenance (fluid services, tires and brakes, exhaust, steering and suspension, exterior trim work and electrical repairs) on 1 school bus, 3 police vehicles, 2 DPW trucks and other equipment, 3 recreation vehicles, and 5 school grounds vehicles noting that the DPW Vehicle Maintenance Division is responsible for over 122 pieces of rolling stock for the Town;
  • Performed 3 major repairs on vehicles with Major/Significant maintenance activity:  School bus inspections (registry), H-11 brakes, and G-4 brakes;

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