Warren Street Ribbon Cutting Wednesday
City of Bishop Public Works News Release
A brief ribbon cutting is planned for the recently-completed Warren Street Improvements project. The ribbon cutting will be at 11 am, Wednesday 10 June, on Warren Street at the Bishop Library near Academy Avenue.
The first phase of the Warren Street project improved North Warren Street and part of South Warren Street with new pavement, curb, sidewalk, street trees, street lights, pocket parks, seating areas, platforms for performances, and colored concrete with designs. The blocks of Church, Academy, and Pine streets between Warren and Main were also improved as part of the project. Other features such as sculpture, banners, archways, bike racks, and a public restroom are also planned. In addition to addressing serious pavement deterioration, poor sidewalks, and drainage issues, the project was intended to make the area more attractive to pedestrians to stroll, stop, shop, eat, and to see a show.
Future phases of the project in the next several years are planned to
extend improvements to the full length of the street.
The $2.1 million project was funded by state gas tax funds.
The construction contractor was Advanced Asphalt from Truckee,
and the main subcontractor was V and C Construction from Minden. The project was designed by Triad Holmes Associates from Bishop. Most of the design of the project was guided by a capable and dedicated group of volunteers from the Bishop community know as the Warren Street Focus Group.
The ribbon cutting will celebrate the completion of the first phase of improvements and acknowledge those that contributed to the project.
cover photo, Warren Street under construction