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August 21 - 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. Hard to believe, but the old utility poles are still awaiting Eversource to extract them to complete this project;
  • 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 will include final cleanup, and 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:  
    • Viles Street and Locust Road - all necessary preparation work is completed. Anticipate starting roadway reconstruction on September 6th;  
    • Merriam Street gas work anticipated to be completed by end of September. National Grid is currently working on services;  
    • Hydrant replacement between Sunset Road and Concord Road will be replaced the week of September 5th;  
    • DPW anticipates reconstruction of Merriam Street from Concord Road to Sunset Road beginning middle to late September.  The schedule is not yet finalized;   
    • Fairview Road / Montvale Road drainage work is outstanding prior to a roadway reconstruction;  
    • DPW continues to work on drainage designs and necessary easements 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), tentatively set for week of August 28th;
  • Route 30 (South Avenue) and Wellesley Street Signal Improvement Project - Removal of existing utility poles is anticipated to be completed the week of August 28th 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 with anticipated completion the end of September.  Summer Street gas main replacement work is ongoing with anticipated completion October

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 the work is be 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 available for viewing online:  
    • Warren Avenue Sidewalk Project - DPW has reached out to impacted abutter of the project for which an easement is required; 
    • Merriam Street Sidewalk Project - several easement issues remain 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 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 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 - Drainage inspection ongoing / summarizing drainage recommendation.  Portion of the design contract for burying utilities is being prepared by the consultant


  • Currently reviewing 15 Stormwater Permits;
  • Currently issued 63 Stormwater permits which also requires construction inspection
dig safe flags

Water Division

  • Completed approximately 43 DigSafes;
  • Performed weekly samples (3) and station/tank inspections;
  • Conducted 4 final reads;
  • Shut off 1 water service for demolition;
  • Repaired one water shut off and installed new valve before the meter;
  • continued to install and upgrade water meters;
  • Responded to 0 low-pressure calls;
  • Responded to 0 dirty water calls
hedge trimming

Park and Cemetery Division

  • 0 cremation interments;
  • 0 casket interments;
  • Prune, clean, trim, and weed around DPW, Town Green, Town Hall and other Town buildings in the center;
  • Cut and trimmed the grass around the DPW Building;
  • Cut and trimmed the grass in Linwood Cemetery and Central Cemetery;
  • Installed 4 flush markers;
  • Assisted the Transfer Station with push downs on bins with backhoe as necessary;
  • Clean and serviced equipment;
  • Assist Transfer Station with the removal of a fallen tree near the gate
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Solid Waste and Recycling Division

  • Processed 1- 100-yard solid waste dumpster totaling 22.9 tons;
  • Picked up municipal building recycling – 1,160 lbs;
  • Picked up Weston Town office and select town park trash – 1,400 lbs.;
  • Processed cardboard container – 7.18 tons;
  • Processed 1 glass container – 0.0 tons;
  • Processed 1 plastic container – 0.0 tons;
  • Processed 1 newspaper container – 0.0 tons;
  • Ran 1 shuttle for grass/leaves – 8.6 tons;
  • Ran 1 shuttle for brush /logs – 0.0 tons;
  • Processed 1 metal container – 0.0 tons;
  • Donations (various) – 2.8 tons (assisted with the pickup of various donations including clothing, electronics, books, and bikes);
  • Electronics and appliances with Freon – 0 tons;
  • Processed 5 cent deposit bottle and cans – 0 lbs;
  • Processed 1 rechargeable battery pickup – 70 lbs; 
  • Organized and maintained order in swap shed;
  • Removed and cleaned up a fallen tree from near the entrance at the gate;
  • Pressure washed around the solid waste compactors;
  • Pumped the trailer pit as needed
catch basin

Highway/Stormwater Division

  • Roadside mowing at Lexington Street, Conant Road, North Avenue, Sidewalks, Kendal Green Train parking lot, Spring Lane, Church Street, and Woodchester Road;
  • Hot patching potholes at no locations;
  • Mowing islands and grass strips at north, middle and south sections;
  • 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;
  • Sweep all school parking lots (including COA and Recreation Department at available areas);
  • Remove erosion controls (straw waddles) and trap rock in spillways on Ware Street;
  • Fallen tree removal from roadways at locations on Montvale Road (with wires), Radcliff Road, and Country Drive;
  • Signage and maintenance repairs at Oak Street, South Avenue, Wellesley Street, Glen Road, Locust Road, and Brown Street;
  • Catch Basin Repairs at Bay State, Miles Standish, and Winthrop Circle;
  • Pave basins of the week at no locations;
  • Skin overlay at Glen Road;
  • Install stone at driveway apron at a location on Wellesley Street in conjunction with sidewalk reconstruction project;
  • Oversee loam installation at reconstructed sidewalk area on Wellesley Street;
  • Respond to miscellaneous calls for service, including  roadside litter, low tree branches, objects in roadway, etc

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, 2 police vehicles, 12 DPW trucks and other equipment, 0 recreation vehicles, and 1 school grounds vehicles;
  • Performed 5 major repair(s) on vehicles with Major/Significant maintenance activity: H-23 A/C compressor, C-20 hoe cylinder, H-15 A/C compressor, S-5 Regen issue, and H-35 replace batteries;
  • Performed 0 repairs on sanders/plows

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