Weston DPW

January 8 - 14, 2017

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:

pavement markings

Administration/Engineering Division

Paving and Roadwork

  • The Brown Street Sidewalk Project construction is ongoing. Utility overhead wires are being relocated to new poles on Winter Street, then old poles will be removed;
  • North Avenue Roadway Resurfacing Work requires additional pavement markings work at Lexington Street intersection.  The Department of Public Works staff met with the contractor relating to addressing the immediate issue this winter and final pavement markings work in the spring of 2017. Remaining work will include seeding and final cleanup in the spring of 2017; 
  • Wellesley Street, Westland Road, Silver Hill Road, Blueberry Hill Road, Buttonwood Lane, and Ware Road Roadway Resurfacing Work –  Remaining work will include loaming, seeding, and final cleanup in the spring of 2017;
  • Boston Post Road Sidewalk Work – Remaining work will include loaming, seeding, and final cleanup in the spring of 2017;
  • School Street Pedestrian Signal at/about Alphabet Lane – Work completed, working on minor adjustments;

State/Utility Project Work

  • Overseeing National Grid’s gas relay project on Boston Post Road (from Linwood Road to Church Street).   Anticipate demobilization week of January 9th 2017;
  • 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.  Movement of overhead utility lines to new poles has continued.  The removal of existing utility poles is 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

  • The Black Oak Pump Station Project is ongoing – Engineering for generator move and final landscaping and screening is underway.  The Town Engineer will conduct an outreach prior to advertising work to be completed;
  • Overseeing consultants’ work on Cooks Pond Dam and Pump Rehabilitation Project;
  • Finalized consultant proposal and scope for the Paines Hill Water Tank Improvement Project. The design process is moving forward;

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 is 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 8 Stormwater Permits;
  • Currently issued 57 Stormwater permits which also requires construction inspection
water meter reading

Water Division

  • Completed approximately 25 DigSafes;
  • Performed weekly samples (3) and station/tank inspections;
  • Continued to read water meters (Cycle 3); 
  • Conducted 3 final reads;
  • Hooked up temporary water service to house while service leak is being fixed;
  • Checking on 2 leaks discovered during annual Leak Detection Program on services;
  • Installed new water service from main to curb stop to fix water leak;
  • Oversaw installation of one new water service;
  • Assisted Highway Division with snow and ice operations (plowing event and multiple sanding events).
snow plow

Park and Cemetery Division

  • Conducted 0 funeral service(s);
  • Performed leaf pickup in parks;
  • Work suspended on Cemetery Conservation contract at Farmers Burial Ground;
  • Assisted Highway Division with snow and ice operations (plowing event and multiple sanding events).
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Solid Waste and Recycling Division

  • Processed approximately 20 tons of solid waste and 18 tons of recycling;
  • Policed Transfer Station for litter;
  • Picked up trash and recycling at various town buildings;
  • Assisted Highway Division with snow and ice operations (plowing event and multiple sanding events).
leaf sweep

Highway/Stormwater Division

  • Leaf cleanup was conducted at several locations;
  • Cleaned and prepared snow and ice equipment;
  • Conducted snow and ice operations on January 7th – 8th, and 10th – 11th.  Plowing events, and several sanding events.

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, 2 police vehicles, 12 DPW trucks and other equipment, 0 recreation vehicle, and 1 school grounds vehicles;
  • Performed 2 major repairs – Brake lines on Bus No. 21.  V plow on No. H-23;
  • Performed 6 repairs on sanders/plows; 
  • Assisted the Highway Division with sanding and plowing operations.

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