The City of Bishop Pine to Park Path project is expected to be constructed this spring. Recently, the city received federal approval to construct the almost $200,000 project. The project is funded by federal and state gas tax funds.
The Pine to Park Path project will construct an approximate 1,000 foot long paved pedestrian and bicycle path. The path would extend from the north end of an existing alley north of East Pine Street and east of North Third Street past the Bishop Community Garden to the existing paved path in the park near Spruce Street. Path construction in the area of Spruce Street will include sidewalk and on street parking improvements.
The Pine to Park Path project is to provide a safe, all-weather bicycle and pedestrian connection between the neighborhood located south of the park and Bishop City Park. The 14-foot wide path is proposed with 8-feet of paving and 3-foot unpaved shoulders. Drawings of the path are available on the city website and at City Hall. Work has been underway on the project for several years. The city expects to advertise for construction bids in March.
Construction of the project is expected to start in May and take about a month. During the construction period, access to some parts of the park, including the Community Garden and Spruce Street, will be affected. Work will be arranged to minimize inconvenience but care and patience during the construction period is appreciated.
For more information contact City of Bishop Public Works at firstname.lastname@example.org or 760-873-8458.