Bishop Construction Update
Construction work is planned on City of Bishop streets during the week of 9 through 13 October. Work will be continuing on a project to construct new waterline on East Line Street between Hanby Avenue and First Street and work will be starting on a project to repave portions of May Street at Fowler Street.
The construction of the waterline will impact traffic on East Line Street near the canal although at most times there should be a lane for traffic in each direction on Line Street. Temporary water shutoffs are necessary for some construction operations and notices of the water shutoffs will normally be distributed two days in advance.
Work on the paving project is expected to start on Tuesday, 10 October, with the construction of concrete gutters on May Street at Rose Street. Work on these gutters will require the partial or total closure of Rose Street. Repaving May Street between Main and Rose will follow the gutter construction. Repaving North Fowler between Line Street and Church Street is expected to be done at the same time as the repaving on May Street.
Equipment, workers, excavations in the street, uneven pavement, and other hidden hazards will require attention, even when work is not underway on these projects. All efforts will be made to maintain access to businesses and to minimize the impacts and restrictions, but drivers, riders, and pedestrians should be cautious, take alternate routes, and be patient.