The Bartelmy-Meyer Area streets had continued to deteriorate over the years with the streets having a weighted average Pavement Condition Index Rating of 36 (on a scale from 1 to 100) prior to construction. Overall there was little in the way of storm sewer in the project area with the majority of the street runoff flowing adjacent to bituminous curbs or residential yards. There was no concrete curb and gutters along the project area streets. The Public Works department spent a considerable amount of time maintaining these streets by patching potholes in severe areas to maintain a minimum level of service. The minimal amount of storm sewer, little to no concrete curb and gutter, and areas that lack a defined crown in the road contributed to the deterioration of the streets by allowing water to pond in the street section. The Public Works department noted that improvements to the existing sanitary sewer system were required within the project area as well. The majority of the street runoff flowed untreated off of the neighborhood streets and was discharged directly to local water bodies. To address the issues within this neighborhood a full reconstruction of the roads was needed.
The project consisted of approximately 1.3 miles of full street reconstruction. It was necessary to fully reconstruct these neighborhood streets to improve the serviceability and drainage, meet city standards, upgrade aging underground infrastructure, and relieve the maintenance department of continual repairs. Full street reconstruction included reconstructing the road beds and installing concrete curb and gutter. The neighborhood reconstruction project also included the installation of additional storm sewer, storm water quality features to reduce the amount of pollutants and excess nutrients that flow untreated off the neighborhood streets, replacement of water mains , and upgrades to the sanitary sewer system.