DPW Building

April 10 - 15, 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 markings work in spring 2017. Remaining work will include seeding, tree planting, final cleanup in spring 2017; 
  • Wellesley Street, Westland Road, Silver Hill Road, Blueberry Hill, Buttonwood Lane, and Ware Road Roadway Resurfacing Work –  Remaining work will include loaming, seeding, and final cleanup in spring 2017;
  • Boston Post Road Sidewalk Work – Remaining work will 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 May 2017 to conduct final trench paving operations;
  • 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 and the move of the overhead utility lines to the 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 the advertising of the work is completed;
  • Overseeing consultants’ work on Cooks Pond Dam and Pump Rehabilitation Project.  Anticipate construction starting on the pump house over the next few weeks;
  • Finalized consultant proposal and scope for the Paines Hill Water Tank Improvement Project.  Advertising project for construction;
  • Board of Selectmen approved gas relay projects by National Grid for Merriam Street, Viles Street, Summer Street, and Locust Road, which are scheduled to occur this construction season (2017).  Merriam Street gas relay project underway by National Grid

Consultant Work

  • Overseeing consultants’ work on several sidewalk feasibility studies (Merriam Street, Highland Street, and Warren Avenue) – Feasibility plans available for viewing online. Outreach by Traffic and Sidewalk Committee conducted. 
    • Warren Avenue Sidewalk Project - DPW has reached out to two abutters that require easements.  DPW has also discovered an issue with Conservation Land which will require a slight redesign of the sidewalk in that area.  
    • Merriam Street Sidewalk Project - several easement issues still exist and the project will be going before the Conservation Commission shortly
    • Highland Street Sidewalk Project is on hold.  
  • Overseeing consultants’ work on concept sidewalk plan for Ash Street.  Outreach by Traffic and 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;
  • Church Street Pedestrian Railing contract awarded.  Shop drawing and fabrication 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.  Survey and drainage inspection underway.  Remaining design contract under review


  • Currently reviewing 12 Stormwater Permits;
  • Currently issued 58 Stormwater permits which also requires construction inspection

Water Division

  • Completed approximately 45 DigSafes;
  • Performed weekly samples (3) and station/tank inspections;
  • Conducted 5 final read(s);
  • Answered high water bill complaints;
  • Continued hydrant flushing program;
  • Installed 1 large meter;
  • Replaced 1 valve before water;
  • Turned on water at Cemetery;
  • Turned on 2 summer services
cemetery restoration

Park and Cemetery Division

  • Conducted 2 funeral service(s);
  • Removed tree limbs and debris from cemeteries;
  • Assisted with garden by Town Hall;
  • Work continued on Cemetery Conservation contract at Farmers Burial Ground
Reduce Solid Waste to .08 tons/household
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Solid Waste and Recycling Division

  • Processed approximately 34 tons of solid waste and 16 tons of recycling;
  • Policed Transfer Station for litter;
  • Assisted with garden by Town Hall;
  • Picked up trash and recycling at various town buildings

Highway/Stormwater Division

  • Patching various areas;
  • Tree and debris cleanup;
  • Continued Street Sweeping Program including sidewalks;
  • Assist with new garden area by Town Hall;
  • 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 12 school buses, 1 police vehicle, 9 DPW trucks and other equipment, 0 recreation vehicles, and 0 school grounds vehicles;
  • Performed 1 major repair on vehicles with Major/Significant maintenance activity:  school bus inspections;
  • Performed 3 repairs on sanders/plows:  H-14, H-12, and S-14 removed sanders and prepared for storage

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