In September, the City of Bishop is planning major pavement maintenance work along
Sneden Street and a portion of Short Street. The work will require that the streets be
closed and parking restricted at times.
The work is the placement of a 3/4 inch thick fiber seal on the full length of Sneden
Street and on the portion of Short Street between Sneden and Main. The seal is
expected to extend the life of the pavement for a decade or more.
The work is being done in conjunction with work that Inyo County is doing on county roads. The same contractor is being used for both work on city streets and county roads.
The contractor plans to place the seal 14 through 16 September and it is expected the
streets will need to be completely closed and parking prohibited during work hours for
most of this period. This work will also affect Clarke Street in the intersection with
Sneden, so Clarke will also be closed to through traffic at that location.
Starting the week before the seal is placed, about 6 September, city crews will spend a
few days preparing for the seal. This preparation work is also expected to require that
parking be restricted, but only one side of the streets per day. The streets will remain
open while the preparatory work is done.
Residents and businesses in the area should start preparing for these street and
parking closures and should plan to park outside of the area and to walk to and from
locations within the closures when they are in affect. Look for updates in frequent news
releases posted at the work location and on the city web site.
About $90,000 of work is planned for Sneden and Short Streets. The contractor on the
joint city / county project is Environmental Concepts out of Tehachapi.
For more information contact City of Bishop Public Works at