Sunday, February 10, 2013
A quick stop by the Wayland Highway Department Garage on Saturday afternoon found tired, but resilient crew members.
Wayland's Department of Public Works crews hit the roads at about 3:30 p.m. Friday. At 4 p.m., Saturday, Wayland Parks Superintendent Mike Lindeman had made it back to the parking lot of the Wayland Highway Department garage and had a moment to reflect on the past 24 hours. "Worst one I've ever seen," Lindeman said as he helped other crew members dig their own cars out. The nearby crew members agreed. "You couldn't see your hand in front of your face," Lindeman said. Even so, Lindeman said, the whole experience had gone as well as could be expected. He said there were a few cars abandoned in the roads when people left work "later than the should have," and couldn't make it into their driveways. "Overall, it went ok." Wayland's roads …
Friday, February 8, 2013
Wayland Highway Director Stephen Kadlik said his crews are ready, but he needs Wayland residents to do their part.
Stephen Kadlik was working for the Wayland Parks Department when the blizzard of '78 struck. He spent an entire week clearing Stonebridge Road. Things are a bit different now as Winter Storm Nemo, a potential blizzard, bears down on Wayland. "The biggest differences between the two is better weather reporting and better equipment," said Kadlik, now Wayland's Highway Department director. "The biggest thing is to stay on top of it." Kadlik said the town is prepared with 29 pieces of town-owned equipment and 18 sub-contractors. There are eight sanding trucks standing by. “We’re prepared for it," Kadlik said. "We’ve got enough equipment." Kadlik said that his crews do need residents' help to keep up with the storm. “Everybody get home safely…
Friday, October 26, 2012
Days before Sandy is expected to affect Wayland, the Department of Public Works is busy preparing for its impact.
The exact path of Hurricane Sandy remains a mystery, but Wayland's Department of Public Works is paying attention to the clues and preparing for the worst. Highway Director Stephen Kadlik said his employees have been busily tuning up equipment and clearing their schedules to be available for storm assistance and cleanup. "We are getting all our chainsaws in line, wood chippers all set up and running, the trucks are outfitted with chipper boxes," Kadlik said Friday morning. “We’re pretty much ready to go.” In addition, Kadlik said the equipment and materials the Local Emergency Planning Committee and Board of Health would need to open Wayland's emergency shelter are already on-hand at the DPW garage. Kadlik said that his strategy when …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
The Wayland Highway Department will be doing work around town throughout the day Thursday.
Crews are continuing to pave and repair Wayland's roadways, with the projects nearing completion for the season. Highway Director Stephen Kadlik provided the following paving schedule and information. Kadlik said roads will be open during the times below (all approximate), but there will likely be delays. Thursday, Oct. 18 In addition to these projects, Kadlik is in discussions regarding a new process for repairing Old Connecticut Path from Route 27 (Cochituate Road) to Rice Road. He said he hopes to also repair that east section of OCP yet this construction season.
Monday, July 30, 2012
Wayland Highway Director Stephen Kadlik presented a schedule of several roads that he said most badly need repair.
The days are numbered for potholes on several of Wayland's roads, which have been approved for repaving and repair before the end of this construction season. Wayland Highway Director Stephen Kadlik appeared before the Board of Public Works July 23 with a proposed schedule of road work he hoped to accomplish in the coming months using carried-over funds from Fiscal Year 2012, his appropriate capital and operating funds for FY13, and approved Chapter 90 reimbursement funds from the state. Kadlik told the board that the state is not yet accepting project proposals for Chapter 90 funds, but Wayland has been granted $474,762 in possible reimbursement dollars. In the schedule Kadlik presented, he indicated he hoped to use that money to complete…
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
A few roads emerged as most in need of work when Wayland Patch asked readers for their opinions in last week's Weekly Question.
We were thinking mostly about car drivers when we asked readers to tell us what roads most need repair or repaving in Wayland, but readers pointed out that Wayland's roads service more than just vehicles. "This isn't just an automotive question, it's also a cycling question," Jeff Dieffenbach commented, noting that Old Connecticut Path between Routes 27/126 and Route 20 and Pelham Island Road are among the worst roads in town. Bruce Cohen agreed, adding that "deep gouge-like potholes," characterize both roads mentioned by Dieffenbach. And Virginia Slep pointed out that walkers, cyclists and drivers are hard pressed to coexist on Pelham Island Road simply because of the road's width. Overall, Pelham Island Road and Old Connecticut Path …
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
The bridge will be closed most of the day Thursday.
Drivers should avoid the Sherman's Bridge Road bridge tomorrow as it will be closed from about 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Wayland Highway Director Steve Kadlik said the bridge, which spans the Sudbury River in north Wayland, will be closed for repairs. He expects the closure to last only one day if everything goes according to plan. Other options for crossing the Sudbury River include South Great Road (Route 117) in Concord to the north and Boston Post Road (Route 20) in Wayland to the south.