December 5 - 9, 2016

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:

Pole work

Administration/Engineering Division

Paving and Roadwork

  • Brown Street Sidewalk Project construction is ongoing. Utility overhead wires being relocated to new poles on Winter Street, then old poles will be removed;
  • North Avenue Roadway Resurfacing Work – Pavement markings installed.  Additional pavement marking work required at Lexington Street intersection.  Remaining work will include loaming, seeding and final cleanup;
  • Westland and Silver Hill Roads Roadway Resurfacing Work –  Remaining work will include loaming, seeding, and final cleanup;
  • Blueberry Hill Road Roadway Resurfacing Work – Remaining work will include loaming, seeding, and final cleanup;
  • Buttonwood Lane Roadway Resurfacing Work – Remaining work will include loaming, seeding, and final cleanup;
  • Ware Road Roadway Resurfacing Work – Remaining work will include loaming, seeding, and final cleanup;
  • Boston Post Road Sidewalk Work – Remaining work will include loaming, seeding, and final cleanup;
  • Wellesley Street Roadway Resurfacing Work – Pavement markings installed. Remaining work will include loaming, seeding, and final cleanup;
  • School Street Pedestrian Signal at/about Alphabet Lane – Work completed, we are currently working on minor adjustments;

State/Utility Project Work

  • Overseeing National Grid’s gas relay project on Boston Post Road (Linwood to Church Street).   Hydrant was relocated. Pavement restoration at Boston Post Road/Linwood Road/ Fiske Road to occur as soon as possible;
  • MassDOT – Route 20 Milling and Resurfacing Project – MassDOT has been made aware of some puddle issues;
  • Route 30 (South Avenue) and Wellesley Street Signal Improvement Project -   Eversource has set new poles. Moving overhead utility lines to new poles has continued.  Removal of existing utility poles anticipated over the next several weeks.  There may be need for temporary pavement markings and protection of existing utility poles until the overhead utilities have been relocated.

Ongoing Projects

  • Black Oak Pump Station Project is ongoing – Engineering for generator move and final landscaping and screening underway. Town Engineer will conduct an outreach prior to advertising work to be completed;
  • Portion of Cedar Road Water Main Project – Temporary trench paving completed.
  • Overseeing consultants’ work on Cooks Pond Dam and Pump Rehabilitation Project;
  • Finalizing consultant proposal and scope for the Paine's Hill Water Tank Improvement Project;

Consultant Work

  • Overseeing consultants’ work on several sidewalk feasibility studies (Merriam Street, Highland Street, and Warren Avenue) – Feasibility plans available for viewing online.  Outreach by Traffic & Sidewalk Committee has been conducted;

  • Overseeing consultant’s work on the modification of the Boston Post Road / Wellesley Street intersection study and the Boston Post Road / School Street intersection study;

  • DPW finalizing advertising package for construction specifications for railing replacement Church Street at retaining wall.  Bid opening scheduled for January 19, 2017;

  • Overseeing consultant design work for drainage work for construction season 2017 (Newton Street, Merriam Street);

  • Overseeing consultant concept / design work for Town Center Project.


  • Currently reviewing 10 Stormwater Permits;
  • Currently issued 59 Stormwater permits which also requires construction inspection

Water Division

  • Completed approximately 36 DigSafes;
  • Performed weekly samples (3) and station/tank inspections;
  • Continued to read water meters (Cycle 2);
  • Turned on water bleeder at MassPike Overpass;
  • Conducted 5 final meter read(s);
  • Inspected 0 new water service(s);
  • Refurbished two hydrants;
  • Oversaw installation of new hydrant on Boston Post Road.
Town Hall wreaths

Park and Cemetery Division

  • Conducted 3 funeral service(s);
  • Performed fall cleanup at cemeteries;
  • Work suspended on Cemetery Conservation contract at Farmers Burial Ground.
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Solid Waste and Recycling Division

  • Processed approximately 29 tons of solid waste and 18 tons of recycling;
  • Policed Transfer Station for litter;
  • Picked up trash and recycling at various town buildings;
  • Assisted Cemetery Division with fall cleanup.
Swept Leaves

Highway/Stormwater Division

  • Assist contractor’s landscape crews;
  • Picked up leaves.

Vehicle Maintenance Division

  • Performed routine maintenance (fluid services, tires and brakes, exhaust, steering and suspension, exterior trim work and electrical repairs) on 11 school buses, 1 police vehicle, 8 DPW trucks and other equipment, 0 recreation vehicles, and 1 school grounds vehicle;
  • Performed 0 major repairs;
  • Performed 2 repairs on sanders/plows.  Installed 1 sander and replaced S-10 bearing and hose;
  • Did NOT assist the Highway Division with sanding and plowing operations.

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