Digital 395 crews to install conduit in City of Bishop streets

IFPublic Works News Release

Digital 395 Work to Start in BishopThe contractors installing Digital 395 are expected to start installing conduit on city streets as  early as this Thursday, 4 April. Work is expected to continue for several weeks. The work on City of Bishop streets is under an agreement with California Broadband Cooperative, the group that is constructing and will operate Digital 395.

City streets that will be affected by the work include Sierra Street, East Yaney Street, Spruce Street, Hanby Avenue, East Pine Street, East Line Street, South Third Street, East Jay Street, Mandich Street, South Fowler Street, West South Street, and Warren Street. State highways such as Main Street and West Line Street, as well as some county roads, will also be affected.  The conduit will be installed by boring, which means there won’t be extensive trenching along the streets.

Although there won’t be trenching, installing conduit by boring does require that pits be excavated every few hundred feet along the streets. In addition to the boring pits, numerous manholes and vaults will also be installed.  As with most construction, there will be numerous inconveniences while work is underway.  Equipment, workers, and excavations in the street will require attention, impact traffic, and impact parking at times. There may be lane and street closures. The city will work with Digital 395 to minimize the impacts and restrictions, but residents, drivers, and pedestrians should be cautious, take alternate routes when available, be alert for hidden hazards, and be patient with  some inconvenience and with delays.

 

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freemarketsocialism
freemarketsocialism
9 years ago

I also gather from Ms. Langou’s post that the government and its employees will get the benefits of Digital 395 immediately, and without charge; while we the people, who funded it, will have to pay market rates for the high-speed service and remain subject to the business decisions of the… Read more »

Julie Langou
Julie Langou
9 years ago

Hi, this is Julie from the Broadband Consortium (ESCRBC) The Broadband Consortium is trying to give update to the eastern Sierra communities regarding Broadband in Eastern Sierra – you can follow us on Facebook (ESCRBConsortium) or register to our Newsletter (on our website) One thing that maybe is not clear… Read more »

freemarketsocialism
freemarketsocialism
9 years ago
Reply to  Julie Langou

@ julie langou So, let me get this straight: After $100 million in taxpayer money is spent to bring high-speed internet service to rural areas like Olancha, Olancha (and other outlying areas) still won’t get such service unless a private outfit -schat.net – applies for and gets more taxpayer money… Read more »

andrew
andrew
9 years ago

Is it true that Olancha will not have access to the hight speed service?

Benett Kessler
Benett Kessler
9 years ago
Reply to  andrew

haven’t heard that.
BK