City of Bishop press releases

Paving operations are expected this week on the City of Bishop Warren Street
Improvements project. Paving was expected to start first thing this morning and continue 2 or 3 days. With the completion of paving work, the most disruptive part
of the project will be over.


Last week, old street pavement was ground up, mixed with cement, compacted, and
graded as base for the new pavement. This operation closed most of the roads affected
by the project and limited access to public parking lots in the area.

This week’s paving operation is expected to involve similar closures and similar inconvenience. In addition to pavement work on North Warren between Line and Pine streets and on Church, Academy, and Pine between Main and Warren, work is now underway to reconstruct a city parking lot on South Warren. The pavement in this parking lot was ground last week and the lot will be repaved this week.

In addition to the pavement rehabilitation work, concrete work has continued on the
project. This week, concrete work is expected to move to South Warren Street.
Equipment, workers, excavations in the street, uneven pavement, and other hidden
hazards require attention, even when work is not underway.

When signs say a road is closed, please don’t drive on it. The contractor on the project normally works 7 am to 5 pm Monday through Thursday and has Fridays off.

For more information contact City of Bishop Public Works at [email protected] or 760-873-8458.


Drivers should be aware of new stop signs installed along North Warren

In the next week or so, permanent stop signs will be installed on all legs of each intersection along North Warren Street between Line Street and Elm Street.

This means that vehicles from all directions will need to stop at the intersections of North Warren Street and Church Street, Academy Avenue, Pine Street, and Grove Street. The intersection of Warren and Elm will not be changed so will not have all-way stops.

This change to all-way stops at these intersections is made in response to
suggestions prior to construction of the Warren Street Improvements project and after consideration for traffic and pedestrian safety in the area.

All the other street signs in the area of construction will also be replaced as
a part of the same effort. None of the other sign changes are as important
as the stop sign change.

For more information contact City of Bishop Public Works at
[email protected] or 760-873-8458.

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