Public 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.