Town Center Improvement Project

The Town Center Improvement Project is the first opportunity in over 100 years -- since the design and construction of the Town Green -- to enhance the quality of the Town Center by addressing pedestrian and traffic safety, parking availability, and an opportunity for a variety of public activities, as well as the appearance of the Town Center. This will be the largest road construction project in Weston’s history.

Over a four-plus year period, the Town Center Planning Committee, working with the Public Works Department, a team of engineers, landscape designers, and a planning consultant, has carefully addressed myriad design and engineering challenges that face any project of this size.

Access to Town Center businesses is supported and monitored, as "Businesses are Open" is a critical directive given to the construction team by the planning committee.

Construction Update 

Lots of activity is happening in the Town Center. Currently, the utility companies are finishing up pulling down the overhead wires. Once that is complete, the poles can come down and the sidewalks can be completed, as well as the final pavement installed. Target date is spring for all of this to be completed.

Eversource - overhead lines near School Street are anticipated to be removed by May 14, then the pole bracing will occur. Pole removal is dependent upon all utility companies removing their lines.

Comcast – all overhead line removals anticipated to be complete by May 14

Verizon – Splicing is continues.  Once completed, the cutovers to the new backbone will be scheduled and the old system will be terminated. Then the overhead wires will be removed.  Verizon anticipates being finished by end of May

Town Fiber – completed

Landscaping - trees are being planted

Hardscaping - work continues in the Town Square and Knox Park.

For those interested in reviewing the landscape vision, see the image boards for the ground-level work (pdf).

4-Way Stop: Church Street/Boston Post Road/School Street

Rules of a 4-way stop - At a four-way stop, the right of way goes to the person who gets there first, and then in order to vehicles on the right. When turning left, you must give right of way to any vehicle approaching you. 

Final configuration - The final configuration will require the removal of the utility pole on Church Street, which will not occur until spring; however, drivers can then expect parallel parking in the Church Street bank between the Town Green and First Parish Church and a longer right-hand only turn lane from Church Street that will accommodate six cars.

Construction is continuing under approved conditions, as outlined by the state.

General visual depictions of the upcoming surface work can be found on the Project Summary and Project Views  web pages. This also includes the historical context of the Town Green District.

town center 4-way stop

Parking

Some street parking may be closed during work hours. If you require access to a business, please ask for assistance if access is unclear.

  • Pedestrian access to businesses will be maintained. 
  • If you need assistance accessing a business, please ask a police officer or ground crew member. 
  • If crews are working in front or near a retail shop, please look for signs indicating alternative parking areas. 

NO PARKING signs will be posted 24-hours in advance of road work. Barrels will be placed in the spaces that will not be available for parking. We ask that you take notice of these signs and refrain from parking in these areas during the posted hours. If the barrels are placed up on the sidewalk, then parking is allowed in the space.

Anticipated Work & Hours

Day work will begin at 7:00 a.m. and generally conclude around 3:00 p.m., though some days may go a bit longer. Anticipate site set up to occur prior to 7:00 a.m.

As with all construction work, activities are anticipated as unexpected issues can arise and delay progress.

Project Description

  • Repair the curbs, streets, and sidewalks, including the required improvements for handicapped accessibility and drainage upgrades
  • Reconfigure the location of the curbs and sidewalks to create more continuous and ample sidewalks, safer crosswalks, new open space, and traffic-calming strategies
  • Remove the utility poles and overhead wires to allow for new trees to be planted along Boston Post Road between Colpitts Road and School Street

The Open Space Plan, Tree Selection, and Tree plans are located below, along with the 100% construction plans.

Final Construction Plans