Department of Public Works PLUS

Open Issues: 315 Closed Issues: 2,948 Acknowledged Issues: 30
  • 68 Gilbert St Watertown, Massachusetts, 02472 - Watertown
    Sidewalk slab replaced in April 2024 in front of 68 Gilbert Street.
    1. The dirt patch on the sidewalk strip was never seeded by the contractor despite being loomed by them in early May. On the day Highland Ave was hydro seeded (again first week of May) I called DPW to ask why the did not seed this patch. I was told it was on the list but nothing has happened as of this report. Please note this patch is approximately 25ft up from the corner of Highland and Gilbert.
    2. When the contractor replaced the concrete sidewalk they left approximately a 2x4 gap between my front lawn and the new sidewalk. (In addition to breaking two sprinkler heads which I have since repaired). PLEASE be advised that this gap creates a significant tripping hazard for both my tenants exiting their walkway and the general public. Can we please get this fixed?
  • 10 Winter Street Watertown, MA, 02472, USA - Watertown
    Broken glass on edge of parking area, unsightly
  • 60 Evans Street Watertown, Massachusetts, 02472 - Watertown
    sidewalk buckling near tree and causing children to fall when they ride their bikes. Wants to know if it is possible to smooth out the sidewalk.
  • Highland Ave & Olney St Watertown Town, MA, 02472, USA - Watertown

    Why is this still here? The sidewalk is done, the no parking sign expired 2 months ago, and the construction has moved 5 blocks west to Hersom St.

    But we the people of Olney and Highland are still waking up to a line of construction workers going to the bathroom, backhoes rumbling down the street, living in construction dust, going to bed with an eye sore and struggling to drive and park on Olney.

    Please help Newport move their base camp closer to the action near the cemetery.

    Thank you.

  • 68 Webster St Watertown MA 02472, United States - Watertown
    Curb, sidewalk, and island needing repair from tree/plow/construction damage, creating drainage issues in street
  • 50 Hancock Street Watertown, Massachusetts, 02472 - Watertown
    50-52 Hancock Street - at the grass strip there is a trench requiring loam/seed.
  • 94 Highland Avenue Watertown, Massachusetts, 02472 - Watertown
    A construction co came and dug up the sidewalk in front of my house today at 1pm 4/30/24. Spoke to one of the workers and he said they needed to locate the water pipe. Said they would fill in the hole with gravel until they re-locate the pipe and repave that section of the sidewalk. They didn't fill it with gravel and left it as is in the picture so people walking by can trip and fall. This is inexcusable and irresponsible. Please contact me at 617-319-9236 to let me know when I can expect it to be fixed.
  • 16 Lawrence Street Watertown, Massachusetts, 02472 - Watertown
    Resident request for new asphalt to replace broken asphalt on curb, 16-18 Lawrence Street
  • 125-191 Common St Watertown Town, MA, 02472, USA - Watertown
    Common St intersection with Bellevue
    Port-o-Potty blocking ability to see on coming traffic coming up Common St.
  • 68 Webster St Watertown MA 02472, United States - Watertown
    Sidewalk on Jefferson St damaged and lifting due to an old tree removal, pitching wrong way Sidewalk is a walking hazard
  • Quirk St Watertown, Massachusetts, 02472 - Watertown
    Corner of Forest & Quirk - requesting curb/walk install. Currently nothing there.
  • 58-98 Fairview Ave Watertown, MA, 02472, USA - Watertown
    Follow up on Issue ID: 16171345
    There seems to be a glitch in this reporting system that won't allow my second image to show. The image(of the upper drain) in the original report is only 1/2 of the issue. There was a second photo of the downstream drain. As seen in the second, downstream image, this pavement diverted water flow will not be picked up by the next drain because the next drain is also affected by poor pavement slope. The water flows past both drains and is then subsiding into the cracked and broken pavement on Wilson Ave at the base of the hill. Again, this is not a question of, "Is this a problem?", it is instead a question of, "What kind of quality work are we spending our Tax dollars on?" and "Since this was done recently, what kind of warranty did we get on this work so that we can exercise that Warranty before it expires." There is a civic duty to be fiscally responsible when spending tax payer money. This work should not have been approved for payment. These crews have large tanker trucks of non-potable water and can easily test their work for proper water flow.