Weston DPW

February 5 - 11, 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:

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Administration/Engineering Division

Paving and Roadwork

  • Brown Street Sidewalk Project construction is ongoing with the overhead utility wires being relocated to new poles on Winter Street, then old poles will be removed;
  • North Avenue Roadway Resurfacing Work – Additional pavement markings work required at Lexington Street intersection.  Final pavement markings work in the spring 2017. Remaining work will include seeding and final cleanup in the spring 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 2017;
  • Boston Post Road Sidewalk Work – Remaining work will include loaming, seeding, and final cleanup in the spring 2017

State/Utility Project Work

  • Overseeing National Grid’s gas relay project on Boston Post Road (Linwood to Church Street).  Final trench paving contractor will be mobilized April 2017 to conduct final trench paving operations;
  • 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 and the move of overhead utility lines to the new poles has continued.  Removal of existing utility poles is anticipated over the next several weeks

Ongoing Projects

  • Black Oak Pump Station Project ongoing – Engineering for generator move and final landscaping and screening 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.  Design process moving forward.  Outreach to two abutters will occur before advertising work to be completed

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 the Traffic & Sidewalk Committee 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.  Contract execution underway; 
  • Overseeing consultant design work for drainage work for construction season 2016 (Newton Street, Merriam Street, and Fairview/Montvale  Road area);
  • Overseeing consultant concept / design work for Town Center Project.  Contract being prepared for design work.


  • Currently reviewing 7 Stormwater Permits;
  • Currently issued 56 Stormwater permits, which also requires construction inspection

Water Division

  • Completed approximately 20 DigSafes;
  • Performed weekly samples (3) and station/tank inspections;
  • Worked on water billing; 
  • Conducted 1 final read(s);
  • Assisted Highway Division with snow and ice operations
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Park and Cemetery Division

  • Conducted 2 funeral service(s);
  • Performed grounds work at parks and cemeteries;
  • Work suspended on Cemetery Conservation contract at Farmers Burial Ground;
  • Assisted Highway Division with snow and ice operations
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Solid Waste and Recycling Division

  • Processed approximately 18 tons of solid waste and 13 tons of recycling;
  • Policed Transfer Station for litter;
  • Continued with repairs and painting interior areas of the transfer station; 
  • Picked up trash and recycling at various town buildings;
  • Assisted Highway Division with snow and ice operations
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Highway/Stormwater Division

  • Clean, service and prepare snow and ice equipment;
  • Conducted snow and ice operations on February 7th, 9th, 10th, and 11th.  Both sanding and plowing events

Vehicle Maintenance Division

  • Performed routine maintenance (fluid services, tires and brakes, exhaust, steering and suspension, exterior trim work and electrical repairs) on 8 school buses, 4 police vehicles, 9 DPW trucks and other equipment, 0 recreation vehicle, and 1 school grounds vehicles;
  • Performed 1 major repair on Police 1224 driver’s seat cushions and covers;
  • Performed 6 repairs on sanders/plows; 
  • Did assist the Highway Division with snow and ice operations

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