Warren Street Construction Update
Submitted by the City of Bishop, Public Works department.
Concrete work was almost completed on Church Street this week. Concrete construction is expected to wrap up on Church Street and continue on Academy Avenue next week. After that, concrete work is expected to progress on Warren Street north to Pine Street and then jump to South Warren. Most of the remaining storm drain construction was completed this week. Construction of the City of Bishop Warren Street Improvements project started in late January and is expected to continue into May. The project is improving Warren Street between Line Street and Pine Street, including the blocks of Church Street and Academy Avenue between Warren and Main, and is planned to include additional work on South Warren between Line and Lagoon. Construction on and near Warren Street in downtown Bishop involves the closure of streets, intersections, sidewalks, and driveways. Access is still available to businesses in the area but, in most cases, it would be better to park nearby and walk a block to visit your favorite local business. Access to city parking lots is normally still available during construction, but entrances may be different and driveways and parts of the lots may be closed due to the construction. Equipment, workers, excavations in the street, uneven pavement, and other hidden hazards require attention, even when work is not underway. The contractor on the project normally works 7 am to 5 pm Monday through Thursday and has Fridays off.