Warren Street Improvement update

City of Bishop press release

May 15, 2015


File photo Early work on Warren St.

Over Mule Days, a break is expected in the final work on the City of Bishop Warren Street Improvement project. This week, work on the project has concentrated on sidewalk construction on the east side of South Warren between Line and Lagoon. This sidewalk construction is expected to be complete by the middle of next week.

While the sidewalk construction has been underway on South Warren, work has been underway on street lights and on water and sewer covers on North Warren. As early as this evening, it is expected the first street lights installed by the project will be turned on.

The first lights to be turned on will probably be along Warren near Church and possibly on Church Street. All the installed lights should be working by the Mule Days weekend. Flower baskets are expected to be placed tomorrow on some of the street lights.

After Mule Days, concrete crosswalks will be constructed in the intersections at Church Street and Academy Avenue. Because this work will affect all legs of these busy intersections, traffic impacts are expected again in this area.

Equipment, workers, excavations in the street, uneven pavement, and other hidden hazards will continue to require attention, even when work is not underway.

For more information contact City of Bishop Public Works at publicworks@ca-bishop.us or 760-873-8458.




10 Responses to Warren Street Improvement update

  1. Bishop resident May 17, 2015 at 2:40 pm #

    I am not really impressed with this project. Many areas of the street are too narrow for two cars and it does not feel safe to me and there is a loss of several parking spaces. Now stop lights? What for? Unfortunately the city gets a major two thumbs down on this one.

    • High Water May 17, 2015 at 7:24 pm #

      Great! Narrower street, stoplights, and less parking? That’s everything I was hoping for when I heard about this project.
      Heck with the amount of income generated and job growth from this new and improved Warren st.
      The city will be back in the black from this in 5 to 10 yrs. Tops.

      Lol. Your tax dollars at work

  2. Wondering May 18, 2015 at 10:24 am #

    I agree, I’m not happy with it at all. I think it’s too narrow. I passed a large truck on it and was just waiting to get hit. Two thumbs down for me.

  3. BobK May 18, 2015 at 11:35 am #

    I see nothing in the article mentioning Stop lights. Street lights, yes, stop lights, no.

  4. Wondering May 18, 2015 at 1:13 pm #

    And just a silly question, but why do we have tons of flowers in some parts of down town and not all? Wouldn’t it be better if the flowers were split apart and cover more of main street?

  5. DESCO May 18, 2015 at 4:19 pm #

    Just cruised Warren Street. Congratulations to the city. The narrowed intersections still provide plenty of room to pass but will prevent parking too close to the crossing allowing better views of oncoming traffic. Same for the missing parking places. Most are at exits to parking lots and again allow a clearer view and a safer exit. Should help to prevent a lot of near misses and fender benders. Narrow streets force people to slow down. All in all it looks so much better and will be safer. Adding a four way stop at Grove and Warren was long overdue.
    Thanks again.

    • Trouble May 19, 2015 at 6:14 am #

      Desco- I agree it looks better, but truth be told, all it did was fix up the sidewalks to the back side of businesses that need more parking.

  6. Ken Warner May 18, 2015 at 6:46 pm #

    I took a drive test at the Bishop DMV. I was told I drive too slow and cautiously. That sort of scrambles what’s left of my brain.

  7. Trouble May 19, 2015 at 6:10 am #

    Welcome to Bishop Ken!

  8. Trouble May 20, 2015 at 6:20 am #

    They need to paint the lines for the new stop signs before I run threw another one! P.S, to many signs in this world!


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