DPW Building

June 26 -  July 1, 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:

road work

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 the old poles will be removed. Comcast and then Verizon;
  • North Avenue Roadway Resurfacing Work – Additional pavement markings work required at Lexington Street intersection.  Final pavement markings work anticipated to be completed in summer 2017.  Remaining work will include seeding and final cleanup in the spring/summer 2017; 
  • Love Lane and Highland Street resurface work - Final paving took place on June 29th and 30th.  Driveway apron work anticipated the week of July 3rd and final landscape work shortly thereafter; 
  • Sudbury Road resurfacing work -  coordinating the project with the towns of Wayland and Lincoln.  Anticipate preliminary work (rock removal, erosion control, etc.), reclaimation work, binder pavement installation, final paving work to take 5-10 weeks, weather dependent, beginning the week of July 10th.  Similar roadway reconstruction work will take place on Ripley Lane during that same period. 
  • Additional roadway reconstruction work is anticipated to take place later this summer, but schedule is driven by other work that needs to occur first.  Projects include Fairview Road drainage work; Viles Street gas main work; and Locust Road gas main work.  
  • Drainage designs and necessary easements work continue for Newton Street, which needs to occur before roadway work can be planned.  
  • The Merriam Street gas main project is well underway and will take most of the summer and likely end sometime in the fall

State/Utility Project Work

  • Route 20 Milling and Resurfacing Project – MassDOT has been made aware of some puddle issues.  MassDOT is also setting the schedule for milling and overlay work on Route 20 from School Street to I-95 Interchange;
  • Route 30 (South Avenue) and Wellesley Street Signal Improvement Project - the work to move the overhead utility lines to new poles has continued.  Removal of existing utility poles is anticipated over the next several weeks; 
  • National Grid’s gas relay projects on Merriam Street is underway.  Anticipate gas main replacement work on Locust Road to begin 2nd week in July.  The Viles Street gas main replacement and services project is completed

Ongoing Projects

  • Black Oak Pump Station Project ongoing – Engineering for generator move and final landscaping and screening is underway.  The Town Engineer will conduct an outreach to abutters prior to advertising work is completed;
  • Overseeing consultants’ work on Cooks Pond Dam and Pump Rehabilitation Project. Anticipate readvertising the project in the fall;
  • Overseeing consultants’ work on the Southside Drainage Project.  Attempting to secure the necessary easements for Phase 2 of the project. Once completed, the permitting will be conducted with construction anticipated for spring 2018;
  • Paines Hill Water Tank Improvement Project.  Anticipate readvertising the project in the fall;
  • The Board of Selectmen approved gas relay projects by National Grid for Summer Street, which is scheduled to occur this construction season (2017)

Consultant Work

  • Overseeing consultants’ work on several sidewalk feasibility studies – Feasibility plans available for viewing online:  
    • Warren Avenue Sidewalk Project - DPW has reached out to two abutters of the project for required easements 
    • Merriam Street Sidewalk Project - several easement issues remain and the project has gone before the Conservation Commission  
    • Highland Street Sidewalk Project is on hold - The Traffic & Sidewalk Committee has conducted abutter outreach;
    • Ash Street Sidewalk Project - Overseeing consultants’ work on concept plan. Abutter outreach by the Traffic & Sidewalk Committee needs to be 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.  Anticipate submitting project to the State as a TIP project;
  • Overseeing consultant design work for drainage work for construction season 2016 (Newton Street, Merriam Street, and Fairview/Montvale  Road area).  Continue to attempt to secure required easements on Newton Street.  Continued to work on design at Fairview and Montvale Road area;
  • Overseeing consultant concept / design work for Town Center Project.  The survey is completed.  Additional drainage inspection / jetting anticipated early July 2017. The design contract has been executed and the burying of the utilities portion of the contract is being prepared by consultant 


  • Currently reviewing 16 Stormwater Permits;
  • Currently issued 60 Stormwater permits which also requires construction inspection

Water Division

  • Completed approximately 49 DigSafes;
  • Performed weekly samples (3) and station/tank inspections;
  • Conducted 5 final reads;
  • Continued meter reading cycle 2;
  • Installed 2 new water meters and valves;
  • Responded to 0 low-pressure calls;
  • Responded to 0 dirty water calls;
  • Began painting fire hydrants
  • Watering of newly planted trees

Park and Cemetery Division

  • Conducted 4 funeral service(s);
  • Cutting at Cemeteries and Parks;
  • Work continued on Cemetery Conservation contract at Farmers Burial Ground
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Solid Waste and Recycling Division

  • Processed approximately 38 tons of solid waste and (not calculated this week) tons of recycling;
  • Policed Transfer Station for litter;
  • Picked up trash and recycling at various town buildings

Highway/Stormwater Division

  • Cold patching various locations;
  • Regrade, reset, and compact structures for Conservation Commission at Coburn Field; 
  • Swept and blew Love Lane and Highland Street in preparation for final paving;
  • Roadside, trim and mow islands and grass strips;
  • Emergency tree removals from Highland Street and Ash Street;
  • Sign, mailbox, and fence repairs

Vehicle Maintenance Division

  • Performed routine maintenance (fluid services, tires and brakes, exhaust, steering and suspension, exterior trim work and electrical repairs) on 7 school buses, 2 police vehicles, 7 DPW trucks and other equipment, 2 recreation vehicles, and 0 school grounds vehicles;
  • Performed 1 major repair(s) on vehicles with Major/Significant maintenance activity – H-23 flail mount fabrication and repair;
  • Performed 0 repairs on sanders/plows

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