Town Center Improvement Project

The Town Center Improvement Project is the first opportunity in over 100 years -- since the design and construction of the Town Green -- to enhance the quality of the Town Center by addressing pedestrian and traffic safety, parking availability, and an opportunity for a variety of public activities, as well as the appearance of the Town Center. This will be the largest road construction project in Weston's history.

Over a four-plus year period, the Town Center Planning Committee, working with the Public Works Department, a team of engineers, landscape designers, and a planning consultant, has carefully addressed myriad design and engineering challenges that face any project of this size.

Access to Town Center businesses is supported and monitored, as "Businesses are Open" is a critical directive given to the construction team by the planning committee.

Construction Update - October 14th

Access to homes and businesses will always be maintained. Police Detail is on site. 

DRIVE SLOWLY & FOLLOW ROAD SIGNS

There are two construction crews working in the area. Traffic priorities are given to emergency vehicles and school buses crossing through the area. No work will be occurring on Monday, October 14th due to the holiday.

  • Crew 1: (daytime)
    • installing utility manholes from Town House Road to Concord Road
    • anticipate ledge hammering
  • Crew 2: (daytime)
    • installing utility duct banks at Boston Post Road/Church Street intersection 

Roadway and parking will be clear for the October 12th Town Center events (Pumpkin Fest, WFD Open House, JST Open House.

Coming: Night work will be starting the week of October 21st from Center Street to Concord Road

Progress photos are now available online, for those interested in what duct banks and manholes look like. Church Street work is now posted.

Traffic Pattern Change: Town House Road Detour

The one-way direction of Town House Road is reversed (from Church St. to BPR) during construction work hours (as needed) as crews continue utility manholes and duct banks in the Town Green vicinity.

  • Boston Post Road in the Town Green vicinity will accommodate vehicles heading east
  • Vehicles heading west in this vicinity will be detoured up Church Street and directed onto Town House Road to access Boston Post Road (at Knox Park) west-bound
  • Eastbound traffic needing to access Town House Road will be directed up Church Street
  • Southbound traffic, from Church Street (and Conant Road), will be directed onto Town House Road
  • The one-way direction change is during construction work hours only
  • Town Hall is open (M - Th 8 - 5 pm; F 8 - 1:30 pm)
  • Watch for posted signs indicating "one-way," "do not enter," and "detour"
  • DRIVE SLOWLY ON TOWN HOUSE ROAD - watch for signs, cars, children accessing the playground, and pedestrians accessing Town Hall - speed limit is 20 mph
  • Police detail is on site for assistance

Anticipated Work & Hours

Day work will begin at 7:00 a.m. and generally conclude around 3:00 p.m., though some days may go a bit longer. Anticipate site set up to occur prior to 7:00 a.m.

The Night work scheduled October 21st will begin at 7:30 p.m. with crew set up and will conclude at 5:30 a.m.

Refer to the "Three-week Look Ahead" document below for anticipated upcoming work. This document is updated weekly. 

For insight into work during the month of October, refer to the "Anticipated Work Activity" documents. 

As with all construction work, activities are anticipated as unexpected issues (like ledge removal) can arise and delay progress.

Detour Maps

Police detail is on site to direct traffic. At times, when work dictates, detour and flow adjustments (such as rush hour and access to businesses) may be made. Watch for posted signs and police in the vicinity.

Parking

As work continues in Boston Post Road, some street parking will be closed during work hours. Pedestrian access to businesses will be maintained since work is "between the curbs." If you need assistance accessing a business, please ask a police officer or ground crew member.

NO PARKING signs will be posted 24-hours in advance of road work. Barrels will be placed in the spaces that will not be available for parking. We ask that you take notice of these signs and refrain from parking in these areas during the posted hours. If the barrels are placed up on the sidewalk, then parking is allowed in the space.

Signs indicating alternative parking areas will be posted.

How to Follow Progress & Get Updates

A dedicated listserv has been set up for those interested in receiving construction updates and notifications via email or text. Subscribe at Weston.org/StayInformed and look for the "Town Center Project" under News Flash.

Project Description

  • Repair the curbs, streets, and sidewalks, including the required improvements for handicapped accessibility and drainage upgrades
  • Reconfigure the location of the curbs and sidewalks to create more continuous and ample sidewalks, safer crosswalks, new open space, and traffic-calming strategies
  • Remove the utility poles and overhead wires to allow for new trees to be planted along Boston Post Road between Colpitts Road and School Street

The Open Space Plan, Tree Selection, and Tree plans are located below, along with the 100% construction plans.

Final Construction Plans