City of Bishop: Spruce, Hanby, Yaney Sidewalks Open House

Public Works News Release
Spruce, Hanby, Yaney Sidewalks Open House 

The City of Bishop will hold an open house on 15 December 2016 to discuss a new city project. The project is known as the Spruce, Hanby, Yaney Sidewalks project and is proposed to construct sidewalks and bike lanes on streets in and near the back of the Bishop City Park. The meeting is intended to provide project information and to gather public input.

The $1.2 million project would construct sidewalks and bike lanes on Spruce Street, Hanby Avenue, and East Yaney Street in and adjacent to the City Park. In addition to sidewalks and bike lanes, the project would extend the existing paved path near the community garden (the Pine to Park Path) to the new sidewalk proposed for Hanby Avenue. The project is funded through the state with gas tax funds. A map of the initial project details is available on the city web page http://www.cityofbishop.com/departments/publicworks/street-projects/

The open house will be from 4 pm to 6 pm in the conference room in City Hall, 377 West Line Street in Bishop. City and consultant staff involved in the project will be available during the open house to provide information about the project and to receive public input. Members of the public are encouraged to drop by anytime between 4 pm and 6 pm Thursday, 15 December.

Initial work is just starting on the project and it is much easier now to influence what will be included in the project and what will not. For instance, once construction of the project begins, anticipated for 2018, it is too late to make meaningful changes. The city invites any and all feedback now when there is the best chance to impact the final project.

For more information contact City of Bishop Public Works at publicworks@cityofbishop.com or 760-873-8458.