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March 19 - 25, 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:


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 marking work in spring 2017. Remaining work will include seeding and final cleanup in spring 2017; 
  • Wellesley Street, Westland Road, Silver Hill Road, Blueberry Hill, Buttonwood Lane, and Ware Road Roadway Resurfacing Work –  Remaining work to include loaming, seeding, and final cleanup in spring 2017;
  • Boston Post Road Sidewalk Work – Remaining work to include loaming, seeding, and final cleanup in 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.  Moving the overhead utility lines to new poles has continued.  Removal of existing utility poles anticipated over the next several weeks

Ongoing Projects

  • Black Oak Pump Station Project ongoing – Engineering for generator move and final landscaping and screening underway.  Town Engineer will conduct an outreach prior to advertising the work is completed;
  • Overseeing consultants’ work on Cooks Pond Dam and Pump Rehabilitation Project.  Permitting and document presentation anticipated in next couple of weeks;
  • 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 is completed;
  • Preparing for National Grid's (gas) work on approved gas relay projects in support of the Town’s Roadway Reconstruction Program for Merriam Street, Viles Street, Summer Street, and Locust Road, which are scheduled to occur this construction season (2017).  Work is anticipated to begin early April 2017

Consultant Work

  • Overseeing consultants’ work on several sidewalk feasibility studies (Merriam Street and Warren Avenue, also Ash Street concept plans) – Design plans available for viewing online.  Outreach by 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;
  • Church Street Pedestrian Railing contract awarded.  Anticipate starting work beginning of April.  Shop drawing review ongoing; 
  • 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 9 Stormwater Permits;
  • Currently issued 57 Stormwater permits, which also requires construction inspection
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Water Division

  • Completed approximately 28 DigSafes;
  • Performed weekly samples (3) and station/tank inspections;
  • Conducted 3 final read(s);
  • Turned off 1 existing water service;
  • Investigated 1 low pressure call;
  • Prepared equipment for upcoming hydrant flushing program;
  • Installed 1 new meter;
  • Turned on 1 new water service;
  • Investigated high water bill complaints
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Park and Cemetery Division

  • Conducted 0 funeral service(s);
  • Removed tree limbs and debris from cemeteries;
  • Work suspended on Cemetery Conservation contract at Farmers Burial Ground
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Solid Waste and Recycling Division

  • Processed approximately 30 tons of solid waste and 18 tons of recycling;
  • Policed Transfer Station for litter;
  • Picked up trash and recycling at various town buildings

Highway/Stormwater Division

  • Snow and Ice Operations – Sidewalk clearing (walk behind blower);
  • Catch basin repairs;
  • Pothole patching;
  • Tree and debris cleanup;
  • Sign and mailbox repairs

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, 1 police vehicle, 7 DPW trucks and other equipment, 2 recreation vehicles, and 1 school grounds vehicle;
  • Performed 1 major repair(s) on vehicles with Major/Significant maintenance activity – Bus #7 Right front wheel bearing;
  • Performed 1 repair on sanders/plows – H-22 snow blower cut edge; 
  • Did assist the Highway Division with snow and ice operations, sanding operation

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