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 

With improving weather, more activity will be seen in the Town Center. Currently, the utility companies are finishing up connections to underground. Once the connections are complete, the poles can come down, and final pavement can be installed. Target date is spring for all of this to be completed.

Eversource - all service connections are done. Following is the next order of work, anticipated to occur over the next several weeks:

  • overhead lines to be removed - anticipated to occur in March
  • pole bracing, after line removal
  • removal of poles

Comcast – all service connections are done and overhead lines will be removed after Eversource

Verizon – Splicing is underway.  Once completed, they will be scheduling cutover to the new backbone and terminating the old system and then removing it. Verizon anticipates being completed in March / April.

Town Fiber – completed

Landscaping - tree stakeout is anticipated to be reviewed week of March 15

Hardscaping - cobblestone work anticipated to begin week of March 15 at Walgreens and Cambridge Trust

4-Way Stop: Church Street/Boston Post Road/School Street

Rules of a 4-way stop - At a four-way stop, the right of way goes to the person who gets there first, and then in order to vehicles on the right. When turning left, you must give right of way to any vehicle approaching you. 

Final configuration - The final configuration will require the removal of the utility pole on Church Street, which will not occur until spring; however, drivers can then expect parallel parking in the Church Street bank between the Town Green and First Parish Church and a longer right-hand only turn lane from Church Street that will accommodate six cars.

Construction is continuing under approved conditions, as outlined by the state.

General visual depictions of the upcoming surface work can be found on the Project Summary and Project Views  web pages. This also includes the historical context of the Town Green District.

town center 4-way stop

Parking

Some street parking may be closed during work hours. If you require access to a business, please ask for assistance if access is unclear.

  • Pedestrian access to businesses will be maintained. 
  • If you need assistance accessing a business, please ask a police officer or ground crew member. 
  • If crews are working in front or near a retail shop, please look for signs indicating alternative parking areas. 

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.

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.

As with all construction work, activities are anticipated as unexpected issues can arise and delay progress.

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