Bishop City Park and Talmage Park getting restrooms
Submitted by the City Of Bishop
February 29, 2016
Bishop Restroom Construction Started Construction of two new public restrooms began last week in the City of Bishop and is
expected to continue into the summer.
A new two-user restroom is being constructed in the back of Talmage Park on Academy Avenue at Main Street and a new six-user rest room is being constructed in the back of the City Park near the Senior Center. The new restrooms are to address the need for new restrooms in these two park areas. Construction is expected to start with underground work and building pads for the new restrooms. Underground and building pad work -also known as “site work” – has started at the City Park location and is expected to be complete there in early March. Site work at the Talmage Park location is expected to follow and last until late March. Following the completion of the site work, there will be a break in construction for a few months until the prefabricated restroom buildings are delivered in June or July.
The contractor on the $360,000 project is Doug Clair, Incorporated, of Bishop. The project is funded by the City of Bishop. Equipment, workers, excavations in the street, uneven pavement, and other hidden hazards require attention, even when work is not underway. At times parking will be restricted. The contractor normally works 7
am to 4 pm Monday through Friday. Drivers, riders, and pedestrians should be cautious, take alternate routes, and be patient.
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note: The Bishop Police Department is providing additional details and photos from a Wednesday Morning crash. Photos provided by the Bishop Police Department.
Submitted by The Bishop Police Department
February 25, 2016
On Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at approximately 0046 hours, the Bishop Police Department received a report of vehicle on its side near the 500 block of North Main Street in front of the Bishop McDonald’s. Bishop Police Officers and medics from Symons Ambulance arrived a short time later and located a passenger vehicle on its driver’s side and partially blocking North Main Street.
The driver of the vehicle, a 61 year old male from Reno, Nevada told officers that he became distracted by the vehicle’s navigation system which caused him to veer off the roadway and strike a light pole, in turn causing his vehicle to lose control and land on its side.
The driver appeared uninjured and was not under the influence. He was treated and released by medics from the scene. With the assistance of Bishop Police Officers, the vehicle was returned to its wheels and driven away from the scene.
The investigation is continuing, and any one with additional information is encouraged to contact the Bishop Police Department (760) 873-5866. Jessica Scida, Public Information Officer.
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Submitted by the City of Bishop, Public Works Department
Snow in Bishop
A chance of snow is forecast the next few days in the Bishop area and the City of Bishop Department of Public Works reminds residents and visitors to be prepared for snow on city streets and sidewalks.
Use snow tires or chains on Bishop streets when they are required on Bishop-area highways. A good guideline to determine if snow tires or chains should be used on city streets is if Caltrans requires them on state highways in area. Snow tire and chain needs for streets and alleys west of Main Street should follow Caltrans requirements for West Line Street (Highway 168). Snow tire and chain needs for streets and alleys east of Main Street should follow Caltrans requirements for Main Street (Highway 395). Chain requirements for state highways are available from Caltrans including by dialing 511 from any phone. Since both Highway 168
and Highway 395 are long routes, care is needed to ensure the chain requirements for t he portions of those highways in Bishop are noted.
Residents and businesses are also reminded to clear snow from public sidewalks at their homes and businesses, especially in areas that stay shaded from the low winter sun. If the snow is not cleared immediately, it can partially melt, then freeze and remain slippery for a long time. State law and city policy makes the maintenance of sidewalks, including snow removal, the responsibility of the adjacent property.
Please help keep Bishop as safe and convenient as possible when it snows. Use snow tires or chains as appropriate when driving on city streets and immediately clear snow from sidewalks at your home or business. Your assistance is appreciated.
For more information contact City of Bishop Public Works at email@example.com or 760-873-8458.
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