Public Works News: City Council Expected to Move Cooperative Street Project Forward

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Public Works News Release
City Council Expected to Move Cooperative Street Project Forward


At their meeting on 11 March 2019, the Bishop City Council is expected to approve the West Jay Street Extension project taking the next step toward construction later this year. The West Jay Street Extension project is possible through the cooperation of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (DWP), Inyo County, the City of Bishop, and possibly Caltrans. The agencies working together are able to accomplish much more than working individually. West Jay Street is at the south limits of the City of Bishop, by the Jack in the Box restaurant. Use of the street is increasing and expansion of DWP facilities in the area will increase use further. The $800,000 West Jay Street Extension project will address this by extending Jay Street to intersect with Fowler Street. The project will also extend water and sewer service in the area. Although immediately adjacent to the city limit, West Jay Street is a county road. With DWP development in the city requiring expansion of a county road and city utilities, the project is an excellent opportunity for agencies to pool resources for the combined good. Possible City Council action on Monday evening is on the environmental document for the project. If Council certifies that environmental document, the project will be cleared to move forward to construction late spring or early summer. For more information contact City of Bishop Public Works at publicworks@cityofbishop.com or 760-873-8458.