Mowing Map

August 14 - 19, 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. Eversource needs to pull poles;
  • North Avenue Roadway Resurfacing Work – Additional pavement markings work required at Lexington Street intersection.  Final pavement markings work in summer 2017.  Remaining work will include seeding and final cleanup in the spring/summer 2017; 
  • Sudbury Road and Ripley Lane -  Remaining work to include final cleanup including loaming and seeding;
  • We anticipate additional roadway reconstruction work will take place later this summer/fall, but the schedule is driven by other work that needs to occur first:  
    • All necessary preparation work is completed for Viles Street and Locust Road and roadway reconstruction is anticipated to begin in September;  
    • Merriam Street gas work anticipated to be completed by end of September; 
    • Hydrant replacement between Sunset Road and Concord Road needs to be replaced. If scheduling works, DPW anticipates reconstruction of Merriam Street from Concord Road to Sunset Road beginning in October, but schedule is not yet finalized;   
    • Fairview Road / Montvale drainage work is outstanding prior to a roadway reconstruction;  
    • Work on drainage designs and obtaining necessary easements continues before roadway work can be planned on Newton Street

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, which is tentatively set for the week of August 28th;
  • Route 30 (South Avenue) and Wellesley Street Signal Improvement Project - the overhead utility lines move is completed and the existing utility poles are anticipated  to be removed the week of August 21st/beginning of August 28th, which will be followed by structure adjustments, final paving, pavement markings, sign installations, final landscaping, and final cleanup; 
  • National Grid’s gas relay projects on Merriam Street are underway and it is anticipated to be complete by the end of September.  Summer Street gas main replacement work is ongoing and is anticipated to be complete by November;

Ongoing Projects

  • Black Oak Pump Station Project ongoing – Engineering for generator move and final landscaping and screening is underway. Town Engineer will conduct an outreach prior to advertising work is completed;
  • Overseeing consultants’ work on Cooks Pond Dam and Pump Rehabilitation Project.  The project is anticipated to be re-advertised 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.  The project is anticipated to be re-advertised in the fall;

Consultant Work

  • Overseeing consultants’ work on several sidewalk design projects – Latest plans are available for viewing online.  
    • Warren Avenue Sidewalk Project - DPW has reached out to impacted abutter of the project that will require and easements; 
    • Merriam Street Sidewalk Project - several easement issues still exist and the project has gone before the Conservation Commission and Planning Board. Several site walks have taken place;
    • Ash Street Sidewalk Concept - Overseeing consultants’ work on concept sidewalk plan. 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.  Anticipate submitting project to the state as a TIP project;
  • Overseeing consultant design progress on 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 roads area;
  • Overseeing consultant concept / design work for Town Center Project.  Drainage inspection ongoing / summarizing drainage recommendation.  Portion of the design contract for undergrounding utilities being prepared by consultant


  • Currently reviewing 15 Stormwater Permits;
  • Currently issued 64 Stormwater permits which also requires construction inspection

Water Division

  • Completed approximately 42 DigSafes;
  • Performed weekly samples (3) and station/tank inspections;
  • Conducted 0 final read(s);
  • Finished meter reading cycle 3;
  • Installed new fire hydrant at end of Lantern Lane;
  • Installed 3 new water gates at the intersection of Viles Street and Lantern Lane prior to roadway reconstruction;
  • Cut and capped 1 water service;
  • Responded to 0 low-pressure calls;
  • Responded to 0 dirty water calls;
  • Painting fire hydrants and watering of planted trees continued

Park and Cemetery Division

  • 0 cremation interment;
  • 0 casket interment;
  • Prune, trim, and weed around DPW, Town Green, and Town Hall;
  • Cut and trimmed the grass at Library;
  • Tuff cut rough areas of Linwood Cemetery as needed;
  • Dig and pour four monument foundations
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Solid Waste and Recycling Division

  • Processed 2, 100-yard solid waste dumpsters totaling 45.74 tons;
  • Picked up municipal building recycling – 1,140 lbs;
  • Picked up Town office and select town park trash – 960 lbs.;
  • Processed cardboard container – 3.96 tons;
  • Processed 1 glass container – 2.71 tons;
  • Processed 1 plastic container – 0.0 tons;
  • Processed 1 newspaper container – 6.79 tons;
  • Ran 1 shuttle for grass/leaves – 16.36 tons;
  • Ran 1 shuttle for brush /logs – 4.45 tons;
  • Processed 1 metal container – 4.54 tons;
  • Donations, various – 1.16 tons;
  • Electronics and appliances w/Freon – 0 tons;
  • Processed 5 cent deposit bottle and cans – 0 pounds;
  • Organized and maintained order in swap shed;
  • Pumped the trailer pit as needed
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Highway/Stormwater Division

  • Roadside mowing at Conant Road, North Avenue, and Spring Lane;
  • Hot patching potholes at no locations;
  • Mowing islands and grass strips at north, middle and south sections of town;
  • Cleanup tree debris and remove hanger branches at no locations;
  • Rake down roadway shoulders at Ripley Lane, Sudbury Road, Highland Street, and Love Lane;
  • Scrape, clean, and paint at North Avenue by Hobbs Brook;
  • Clean, service, and prepare mowing equipment for following week's use;
  • Assist Water Division with installing line control gates and hydrant at Viles Street, Lantern Lane and Valley View Road;
  • Pave water main trench at Cliff Road/Scotch Pine;
  • Traffic control for Viles Street, Lantern Lane and Valley View Road;
  • Signage and maintenance repairs at no locations;
  • Catch basin repairs at no locations;
  • Pave basins of the week at Laurel Lane, Ash Street, and Cliff Road;
  • Install throat stone and repair catch basin at a location on Wellesley Street;
  • Raise to grade hydrant gates at  Wellesley Street near Wellesley Street sidewalk reconstruction;
  • Load paving contractor trucks with reclaim for sidewalk reconstruction at Wellesley Street;
  • Install reclaim on unpaved driveway aprons at  Ripley Lane and Sudbury Road;
  • Clear debris from storm drains at Summer Street;
  • Assist Fire Department with disposal of miscellaneous concrete items at Station #2;
  • Assist Police Department with deceased raccoon disposal;
  • Respond to miscellaneous calls for service for roadside litter, low tree branches, objects in roadway, etc. 
  • Investigate tree complaints for possible action at  Oakdale, Conant, South Avenue, and Old Colony

Vehicle Maintenance Division

  • Performed routine maintenance (fluid services, tires and brakes, exhaust, steering and suspension, exterior trim work and electrical repairs) on 0 school buses, 4 police vehicles, 9 DPW trucks and other equipment, 0 recreation vehicles, and 0 school grounds vehicles;
  • Performed 3 major repairs on vehicles with Major/Significant maintenance activity:  H-23 brake line, S-14 regen issue, and H-10 tow plate restoration;
  • Performed 0 repairs on sanders/plows

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