Bishop ADA Project

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Updated Information as of Friday, October 5, 2018

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Construction along State Route 168 and US Highway 395 is anticipated to re-commence the week of October 7th, 2018. This construction is part of the Bishop ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Project which includes sidewalk, curb, and driveway replacement at various locations. Work will involve paving asphalt conforms to smooth the transition area between driveways and the new sidewalk. Paving is expected to be completed by October 19th.

Work is contengent upon weather and unforseen circumstances. The construction schedule is subject to change.

  • Construction is in final stages this month. Crews are completing misc. items next week. Asphalt paving will take place either the week of September 24th or October 1st.
  • Crews will be working on both Line Street (SR 168) and Main Street (US 395) in the town of Bishop, CA.
  • Construction work will take place both during the day and night and is dependant on receiving construction materials.
  • There may be occasional lane closures but traffic should not encounter delays.

For the safety of workers and other motorists, please Be Work Zone Alert and Slow for the Cone Zone.

Bishop ADA Fact Sheets

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About the Project:

This project will improve access for all residents and visitors to Bishop. It is one of Caltrans’ projects to improve ADA accessibility to pedestrian facilities throughout the state as part of the 2010 settlement of a class action lawsuit filed by the Californians for Disability Rights and the California Council for the Blind.

Goals

To attain compliance with State and Federal law and guidelines:

  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Standards.
  • Public Rights of Way Accessiblity Guidelines (PROWAG).
  • California Building Code (Title 24).
  • Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) guidelines.

To achieve the project goals of ADA accessibility the following improvements will be made:

  • Sidewalk - reconstruction of 8,900 linear feet of cracked, broken or lifted sidewalk.
  • Curb ramps - reconstruct 99 ramps.
  • Driveways - reconstruct 126 driveways to provide ADA compliant passage.
  • Fixed objects - remove and relocate 54 obstructions to allow for ADA compliant clearance.
  • Accessible pedestrian signals - modify 44 existing pedestrian signals to include audible, visual and sensory improvements.
  • Drainage - install a slotted drain from Church Street to Clarke Street and reconstruct the drainage dip across Line Street at Main Street for ADA compliance and to improve drainage.

Schedule

  • Public meeting .........................................................March 1, 2018 at 6:00 pm, Bishop City Council Chamber Room
  • Start of construction .................................................March 26, 2018
  • Project completion....................................................December 2018 (Tentative)
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Construction

Considerable planning and coordination has gone into the development of this project in an effort to minimize disruption to businesses, services, pedestrian access, and vehicle traffic. While there will be unavoidable impacts due to the nature of construction activities we hope continued updates through press releases, the project webpage, and close communication with adjacent businesses and properties directly impacted that disruptions will be minimized. The following has been included in the project:

  • Night construction from 7:00 PM to 6:00 AM (with consideration of the City of Bishop’s noise ordinance in effect at 11:00 PM).
  • Lane closures from 7:00 PM to 6:00 AM (with one lane remaining open in each direction).
  • Access to businesses and services will remain open during business hours and be closely coordinated with affected owners.

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Contact Information

General Information:

Phone: (760) 872-0601
FAX: (760) 872-0678

Physical Address:

California Department of Transportation
District 9
500 S. Main Street
Bishop, CA 93514

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