New restrooms for two sites in Bishop

Press release

Construction of two new public restrooms began this week in the City of Bishop and is expected to continue into the summer.

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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 restroom 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.

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


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4 Responses to New restrooms for two sites in Bishop

  1. Howard@Bishop February 25, 2016 at 10:09 pm #

    Two working restrooms in Bishop $360,000, one non-working restroom exhibit at Manzanar $240,000.

    • Tinner February 27, 2016 at 5:02 pm #

      That ain’t bad, 60 grand a can…for government work. That’s only twice as much as it should cost. Maybe they’ll be heated seats.

  2. Eastern sierra local February 27, 2016 at 12:22 pm #

    Great! The rear of the park has desperately needed a bathroom for years! Good work Bishop!

  3. Trouble February 28, 2016 at 5:36 pm #

    Do we get free WiFi while we’re in there?


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