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Paving Begins on Bishop’s Warren Street

Warren Street Construction Update

Pavement rehabilitation work is expected to start next week on the City of Bishop Warren Street Improvements project. This work will last about two weeks and will be especially disruptive because of extensive street and intersection closures.  Pavement rehabilitation will start early Monday, 20 April, with grinding and pulverizing
existing pavement on North Warren, Church, Academy, West Pine, and the city parking lot east of South Warren.
After that, the ground up pavement will be treated with cement
and graded to provide a base for the new asphalt concrete pavement. This grinding and grading work is expected to take about a week. The following week, new pavement is expected to be placed on the streets that were ground and graded the previous week. Paving is expected to take about a week.
While pavement rehabilitation work is underway, concrete work will continue on the project. Concrete work is expected to focus on South Warren and in city parking lots for the next two or three weeks. Street light installation is also expected to continue.
Although the next two weeks of work on the Warren Street project will be especially disruptive, once it is complete, inconveniences due to the remaining construction will be significantly less than it has for several months. All work on the project is expected to be complete in mid May.  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 contract or 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 publicworks@ca-bishop.us or 760-873-8458.
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City of Bishop Expands Water Restrictions

California Expands Water Conservation Mandates

City of Bishop, public works:

In response to the ongoing drought, the State of California recently expanded the measures it requires all water users in the state to take, including City of Bishop water users. The state now requires that water use in the City of Bishop be reduced 25% when compared to use in 2013. Prior to this, the required reduction was 20%. To achieve this reduction, the state has added several new water conservation requirements. As a result, the current water conservation mandates that apply to City of Bishop water users are:

No outdoor irrigation except between 5 pm and 9 am.
No outdoor irrigation such that water runs off property.
No outdoor irrigation during and within 48 hours after precipitation (new).
New landscaping must use drip irrigation or micro-spray (new).
No washing vehicles unless hose is fitted with a shut-off nozzle.
No washing driveways, sidewalks, and parking areas.
No decorative water features unless there is recirculation.
No serving of water in commercial establishments except upon request (new).
Hotel guests can choose to not have towels and linens washed each day (new).
No water waste caused by easily correctable leaks, breaks, or malfunctions.
No use of potable water for construction purposes.
No hydrant flushing except when required for public health and safety.

Most water is used for outdoor irrigation so most measures address outdoor irrigation. The city may allow exceptions to some of these measures in some cases. More water conservation requirements are expected from the state as the drought continues. The city has a standing water conservation incentive program available to help its water customers save water. The program provides free hose nozzles, hose timers, and irrigation system timers and provides rebates for some sprinkler systems and water conserving appliances. The incentives are available only to water customers of the City of Bishop and are limited to one per customer account. Also, quantities of the free items are limited. The free hose nozzles, hose timers, and irrigation system timers are available at the City of Bishop Public Works Office. To receive these items, come in, fill out an application, and pick one up while supplies last. Rebates are available for installing water saving sprinkler systems and for eligible upgrades to clothes washers, dish washers, and toilets. To receive a rebate, fill out an application, have your old and new item verified by city staff, and get a check. More information and applications are available on the city website or from City of Bishop Public Works.  Also remember that landscaping needs less water now than in the heat of the summer. Taylor your watering to the needs of the plants and lawn to avoid over watering.  Saving water saves money, reduces water rates, protects groundwater, is the right thing to do, and is required by the state. Contact the City of Bishop Department of Public Works at 873-8458 for more information on water conservation and the City’s water system.

Cover Photo by Gary Young

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Bishop’s Warren Street Project

Pavement work is next on Warren Street

Next week the focus of work on the City of Bishop Warren Street Improvements project is expected to continue on concrete but the following week the focus of work is expected to shift to pavement rehabilitation.  Concrete work is expected to be complete on Academy Avenue next week. When concrete on Academy is done, the concrete operation is expected to move to the east side of South Warren between Line and Lagoon at the city parking lot there.   At the same time, curbs around new planters in other parking lots may be constructed.

Starting as early as the week of 20 April, grinding of the existing pavement and grading in preparation for paving is expected. Paving is expected the week following grading. The streets affected by the pavement rehabilitation are Warren from Line to Pine, Church and Academy from Main to Warren, and Pine between Main and the alley half way between Warren and Hammond. Pavement work will be very disruptive to traffic on the affected streets, so driving on these streets during this time should be avoided.

The new sidewalks will be open to pedestrians, however, so you still can easily get to your favorite local businesses. All work on the project is expected to be complete in mid May.  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 publicworks@ca-bishop.us or 760-873-8458.

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Warren Street Improvements

Warren Street Update

submitted by the City of Bishop, Public Works Department.

Next week, concrete work on the City of Bishop Warren Street Improvements project is expected to continue on Warren between Academy and Pine. In following weeks, concrete work is expected to move back to Academy between Main and Warren and then move to a parking lot on South Warren. The relocation of an underground phone cable has interfered with the work on the north side of the Warren and Academy intersection. A delay in getting the new cable could push the completion of work in this intersection into early May. Before this delay came to light, the contractor was planning to
have the entire project complete about the beginning of May. The intention is still to have the entire project complete before Mule Days.

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

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Bishop Main Street Wifi

Free Wifi on Main Street Bishop

The Bishop Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the highly anticipated I-Main Street project is now up and running!
I-Main is the system that provides free Wi-Fi access to people passing along Main Street and visiting the Bishop City Park.
The I-Main Street concept was first discussed at a Chamber Strategic Planning Meeting in August of 2012. At that time,
Angie Aukee and Julie Faber led the discussion and all Chamber Board Members thought it sounded like a great idea.
“We began investigating logistics, budget and possible funding sources,”  explains Tawni Thomson.
When Inyo County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Terry McAteer
learned of the I-Main idea, he expressed interest in collaborating with the Bishop Chamber.
“The I-Main Street project fits perfectly
with ICSOS’s desire to improve technology and internet access for local students and families,”  notes Julie Faber, current Chamber President.
Throughout 2013 and into 2014, Chamber representatives met with ICSOS, City of Bishop staff and several technical experts to develop system specifications and an RFP for the project. The group received bids from several providers and Schat.net was selected as the contractor for the project.  I-Main now provides free Wi-Fi in public spaces along Main Street from Lagoon Street to MacIver Street
and into the Bishop City Park. I-Main is not intended to replace a business’ regular internet service; the system is simply not
designed for one user to have all day, every day access to large
amounts of broadband. I-Main is for the benefit of students that need to access the internet for homework & school projects, as well as visitors that may need to check social media, get directions or answer emails.  I-Main users will be greeted with a “splash page” hosted at www.bishop.community. The splash page has basic information about the program and links to lodging, restaurants and activities on the Chamber’s main website. Soon, the Chamber plans to offer advertising for sale on the splash page.  Advertising revenues will offset the Chamber’s ongoing purchase and  distribution of the broadband.
“We’re so proud of this project and so grateful to Inyo County Superintendent of Schools and the City of Bishop for working with us to bring I-Main Street to our community,”  states Bishop Chamber
President Julie Faber
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Bishop Warren Street Update

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.

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Extreme Makeover: Warren Street

Work continues on Bishop’s Warren Street

City of Bishop Public Works News Release
Warren Street Construction Update 7
Placement of concrete is the main activity this week on the City of
Bishop Warren Street Improvements project. Concrete work is essentially complete on the block of Warren between Line and Church and will continue next on Warren between Church and Academy. Concrete work is expected to start on Church Street between Main and Warren next week. The completion of storm drain near Academy is on hold while waiting for underground phone
cables to be relocated. Repaving will be one of the last construction operations.
Construction on and near Warren Street in downtown Bishop involves the closure of streets, intersections, sidewalks, and driveways.  Access is still available to businesses 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 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. Work is expected to continue into May.
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Bishop Warren St. Update

Bishop’s Warren St improvements continue

Update, Friday February 13th.
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Construction of the City of Bishop Warren Street Improvements project is in full swing with the center of activity moving north toward Academy Avenue. The first new sidewalk constructed for the
project is opened today and more is expected to open next week. Next week the contractor is expected to continue sidewalk
construction along the west side of Warren Street to Academy Avenue and the Bishop library. Depending on City of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (DWP) power crews work in the area, sidewalk construction may also happen on the east side of Warren near Line Street.  Next week storm drain construction is expected to continue north along the east side of Warren Street across Academy Avenue to near Pine Street. Storm drain construction includes the placement of underground pipes and
inlets in intersections. Storm drain construction includes digging deep and wide trenches along and across streets.Construction on and near Warren Street in downtown Bishop causes inconvenience and delays. Drivers, riders, and pedestrians should be cautious, take alternate routes, and be patient. Construction of the project requires full street and intersection closures. 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 Thurs day and has Fridays off.
Remember your local businesses are open to serve you during regular business hours even when active construction activity is underway.  For more information contact City of Bishop Public Works at publicworks@ca-bishop.us or 760-873-8458.
Public Works News Release
Warren Street Construction Update 4
The first concrete was poured this morning (Thursday, February 5th) for the City of Bishop Warren Street Improvements project. Concrete work is expected to run almost continuously on the
project from now into May. The new concrete is colored and has animal tracks stamped in it.  The first phase of the Warren Street Improvements project will construct continuous colored concrete sidewalks on Warren Street from Line to Pine Street. Sidewalks will
also be constructed on Church Street and on Academy Avenue between Main Street and Warren Street. In addition to the new sidewalks, the street will be repaved, storm drain will be constructed, street trees and decorative street lights will be added, and seating areas will be provided. The street lights will have provisions for hanging flower baskets and for banners during special events.
While concrete work has just started on the project, other work on the project, including storm drain, continues. Almost all of the storm drain work is completed on South Warren Street and now construction of the underground storm drain pipe will progress along the east side of North Warren Street to near Pine Street. Storm drain construction involves the construction of a new storm drain across Line Street. The construction across Line Street will require the full closure of West Line Street (Highway 168). The work is planned starting 9 pm Tuesday, 10 February, and continuing until about 6 am Wednesday, 11 February. Traffic will be detoured by way of South Fowler Street and West South Street during the night closure.
Construction on and near Warren Street in downtown Bishop impacts traffic in the area and causes inconvenience and delays. Drivers, riders, and pedestrians should be cautious, take alternate routes, and be patient. Construction of the project requires full

street and intersection closures. When a street is closed, don’t drive on it, even if it is only to go a little ways. The closures are usually necessary for worker or public safety.  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.  Remember your local businesses are open to serve you during regular business hours
even during construction.  For more information contact City of Bishop Public Works at publicworks@ca-bishop.us
or 760-873-8458.
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Warren Street Update

Work Continues on Bishop’s Warren Street

From the City of Bishop Public Works Department:
Construction of the City of Bishop Warren Street Improvements project continues with construction of storm drain on South Warren and with preparation for concrete work on North Warren. Storm drain construction is progressing north along South Warren from near Lagoon Street. The new storm drain pipe is expected to have been placed in the ground as far as Line Street this week and is expected to continue north of Line next week. Restoration of
pavement and concrete removed for the storm drain construction on South Warren is expected in the next few weeks.
Tuesday, January 27th the contractor started removing existing concrete on North Warren near the police station in preparation for the placement of the first new concrete on the project next week.
Before new concrete can be placed, existing concrete, pavement, and trees must be removed, pipes for street light electricity and irrigation must be placed, and the ground must be graded with gravel base. This preparatory work is expected to be completed in this one area so the first concrete can be placed here next week.
Construction in downtown Bishop impacts traffic on city streets west of Main Street and will cause inconvenience and delays. Closures required for the construction include full street and intersection closures during the daytime. Equipment, workers, excavations in the street, uneven pavement, and other hidden hazards will require attention, even when work is not underway. Businesses will still be open to serve you during construction. All efforts will be made to maintain access to businesses and to minimize project impacts and restrictions. Drivers, riders, and pedestrians should be cautious, take alternate routes, and be patient.
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Bishop Warren Street Update

Next Phase of Work set for Warren Street

Public Works News Release
Construction of Warren Street Improvements Starts Soon.  As work on the water and sewer improvements along Warren Street draws to a close, construction of street improvements on Warren Street
is about to begin. Construction of the first phase of the Warren Street Improvements project is expected to begin 20 January and to
continue into May. The first phase of the Warren Street project will improve Warren Street from Line Street to Pine Street with new pavement, curb, sidewalk, street trees, street lights, and other improvements.
The blocks of Church Street, Academy Avenue, and most of Pine Street between Warren and Main are also included in the first phase of the project.  The project includes pocket parks, seating areas, colored concrete with designs, large boulders, and shade trees. Other items such as sculpture, banners, archways, flower baskets hanging from street lights, bike racks, landscaping, and a public restrooms will be added to the project later with separate funding.
Construction of the Warren Street Improvements project is expected to start with storm drain and concrete sidewalk construction. Storm drain will be constructed along the east side of
Warren Street between Lagoon Street and Pine Street. Storm drain construction is expected to take about one month. Concrete construction is expected to continue through March.
Continuing construction in downtown Bishop impacts traffic on city streets west of Main Street and will cause inconvenience and delays. Closures required for the construction include full street and intersection closures during the dayti
me. Equipment, workers, excavations in the street, uneven pavement, and other hidden hazards will require attention, even when work is not underway. Businesses will still be open to serve you during construction. All efforts will be made to maintain access to businesses and to minimize project impacts and restrictions, but drivers, riders, and pedestrians should be cautious, take alternate routes, and be patient.
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