The Bartelmy-Meyer Area streets have continued to deteriorate over the years with the streets having a current weighted average PCI rating of 36 (on a scale from 1 to 100) as indicated on the approved 2012 – 2016 CIP. Overall there is 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 are no concrete curb and gutters along the project area streets. The Public Works department continues to spend 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 have contributed to the deterioration of the streets by allowing water to pond in the street section. The Public Works department has stated that improvements to the existing sanitary sewer system are required within the project area. The majority of the street runoff flows untreated off of neighborhood streets and is discharged directly to local water bodies. To address the issues within this neighborhood a full reconstruction of the roads is needed.
This project consists of approximately 1.3 miles of full street reconstruction. It is necessary to fully reconstruct these neighborhood streets to improve the serviceability and drainage, meet city standards, upgrade aging underground infrastructure as required, and relieve the maintenance department of continual repairs. Full street reconstruction includes reconstructing the road beds and the installation of concrete curb and gutter. The neighborhood reconstruction project also includes the installation of additional storm sewer, constructing storm water quality features to reduce the amount of pollutants and excess nutrients that currently flow untreated off the neighborhood streets, replacing water main as necessary, and improving the sanitary sewer system as required.