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March 18 - 24, 2018

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

  • Fairview and Montvale roads design work is complete and construction work will take place in spring/summer before roadway reconstruction occurs;
  • DPW continues to work on drainage designs and obtaining necessary easements before roadway work can be planned on Newton Street
Calendar Year 2018 Anticipated Roadway Reconstructions –
Summer Street, Fairview Road and Montvale Road intersection, Winter Street (Route 30 to Brown Street), Perry Lane, Juniper Road, Aspen Road, Glen Road (Wellesley Street to Oak Street), Highland Street (Pine Street to Route 30) assuming all gas work, water work, and drainage work is completed. 

We anticipate Gail Road, Pembroke Road, Webster Road, and Arrowhead Road will occur if the gas work can get completed this year. We also anticipate milling and overlaying a section of Conant Road (Church Street to old railroad bridge)

State/Utility Project Work

  • Route 30 (South Avenue) and Wellesley Street Signal Improvement Project - final landscaping and final cleanup outstanding.  MassDOT and its contractor are non-committal with schedule to complete;
  • National Grid’s gas relay projects - Church Street at/about Pigeon Hill Road (project currently on hold)
  • Continuing to coordinate with Eversource on a number of outstanding issues in Town including double poles, poles guyed into trees, leaning poles and pole guyed with rope (Merriam Street), hazard trees at/near power lines, etc.
National Grid's Gas Relay Projects (carry over from 2017):
  • Wellesley Street including Bass Pond Road (Rockport Road to town line) – National Grid will final trench pave at the end of May/beginning of June 2018;  
  • Conant Road / Colchester Road – National Grid is working on final tie over, then will final trench pave at the end of May/beginning of June 2018;   
  • Glen Road (Wellesley Street to Cliff Road intersection plus or minus) gas main replacement ongoing
National Grid’s Gas Relay Projects - proposed for construction 2018: 
Glen Road (Wellesley Street to Oak Street), Gail Road, Pembroke Road, Sherburn Circle, continuation of Wellesley Street (699-654), Newton Street, and Concord Road (1-81)


Ongoing Projects

  • Black Oak Pump Station Project – Town Engineer  working on easement document.  Town Engineer working with Eversource and property owner to address some/all pole concerns; 
  • Southside Drainage Project - continuing to work with consultant and 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.  Town Engineer working on securing necessary easements.  Conservation Commission meeting upon receipt of all Phase II easement will be next action item;
  • FY 2018 Water Main Improvements (Columbine, Dean with Chiltern as add alternate).  Engineering advancing execution of contract, then a pre-construction meeting will be held
  • Cooks Pond Dam and Pump Rehabilitation Project - contract has been executed and the pre-construction meeting was held;
  • Paines Hill Water Tank Improvement Project - Contractor is securing necessary permits and the work is set to start shortly;

Consultant Work

  • Overseeing consultants’ work on Warren Avenue Sidewalk Project;
  • Overseeing consultant design work for drainage work for construction season 2016 (Newton Street, Merriam Street, and Fairview/Montvale roads area).  Continue to attempt to secure required easements on Newton Street;  
  • Town Center Improvement Project - Overseeing consultant concept / design work. Consultant awaiting design decisions from the Town Center Planning Committee on intersection at Boston Post Road/Church Street/School Street;  Preliminary Eversource meeting occurred on February 6th with a follow-up meeting schedule within next 4 weeks.  Preliminary plans anticipated at beginning of April 2018;
  • Overseeing consultant design and permitting for Concord Road Culvert replacement which has impacts on the Warren Avenue and Merriam Street culverts.  Design ongoing.

Progress Made
  • Merriam Street Sidewalk Project - bids opened and funding needs to be secured (Annual Town Meeting) for the work; culvert replacement and drainage work needs to take place; sidewalk project needs to be coordinated with roadway work;
  • Design work completed for drainage work at Fairview and Montvale roads area.  Engineering is advancing execution of contract, then a pre-construction meeting will be held;
  • Wireless Meter Reading, meter replacements and meter installation (approximately 1700) - Interviews with vendors that met criteria was held on March 21st.  Anticipate making a final recommendation to Town Manager the week of March 30th


  • Completed the in-house design for Water Main Replacements at Columbine and Dean roads.  Award of contract issued;
  • Currently reviewing 11 Stormwater Permits;
  • Currently issued 52 Stormwater permits which also requires construction inspection

Water Division

  • Completed approximately 17 DigSafes;
  • Performed weekly samples (3), monthly water samples at tanks, and station/tank inspections;
  • Conducted 5 final reads;
  • Fixed two water service leaks;
  • Worked on pump station maintenance including communication issue on 3/24/18;
  • Mobilized for snow and ice operations
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Park and Cemetery Division

  • 1 cremation interment;
  • 1 grave dug with casket interment;
  • Assisted the Transfer Station with push downs on bins with backhoe as necessary;
  • Cleaned and serviced equipment;
  • Assisted Solid Waste & Recycling Division with solid waste and recycling pick-up from Town buildings;
  • Picked up fallen branches from the storms;
  • Assisted with the modification of the P&C leaf box so that it can be used for chipping brush (from storms);
  • Picked up the rental chipper from NERAC for use in Parks and Cemetery tree and brush storm cleanup;
  • Mobilized for snow and ice operations
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Solid Waste and Recycling Division

  • Processed 1, 100-yard solid waste dumpster totaling 23.80 tons;
  • Picked up municipal office recycling – 1,420 lbs;
  • Picked up Town office and select Town parks solid waste – 980 lbs.;
  • Processed 1 cardboard container – 7.27 tons;
  • Ran 3 shuttles for brush /logs – 17.83 tons;
  • Processed 1 metal container – 5.91 tons;
  • Process 1 container of wood – 5.85 tons;
  • Assisted with the pickup of various donations including clothing, electronics, books and bikes – 4,500 lbs;
  • Processed 1 rechargeable battery pickup – 40 lbs;
  • Processed pickup of medical sharps – 60 lbs; 
  • Organized and maintained order in swap shed;
  • Cleaned and pumped in the trailer pit as needed;
  • Mobilized for snow and ice operations

Highway/Stormwater Division

  • Hot patching potholes: various;
  • Skin Overlay degraded roadway surfaces:  none;
  • Fallen tree / branch removal from roadways:  starting in the north section of Town and working our way systematically to the south section - ongoing;
  • Traffic signage and maintenance repairs: various;
  • Oversee tree removal contractor:  multiple locations throughout Town;
  • Inspect miscellaneous tree locations for possible action:  numerous;
  • Cleaned and serviced all deicing equipment and plows:  service and prep. for response if needed;
  • Responded to miscellaneous calls for service:  roadside litter and objects in roadway, illegal sign removal;
  • Inspect and/or as necessary all mailbox call locations:  various outstanding locations;
  • Snow and Ice operations

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, 1 police vehicle, 25 DPW trucks and other equipment;
  • Performed 7 repairs on sanders/plows: various
  • Assisted Highway Division with snow and ice mobilization

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