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Work starts on Bishop Reservation road project

September 9, 2013

Trees were marked and brush cleared along the planned road “G” off Tu Su Lane on the Bishop Paiute Reservation last Wednesday. Not all the impacted tribal members in the path of this first of three paved roads were pleased with the project, citing culturally sensitive concerns. Photo by Deb Murphy

A long-awaited Bishop Paiute Tribe road project is under way and while many families heave a grateful sigh of relief, there are some who express concerns.
The ongoing three-road project will create paved roads where unnamed dirt roads have cut through residential land assignments for decades. Road construction requires that affected residents provide easement, or the right to use their land, Assistant Tribal Administrator David ThunderEagle said, to which they agreed upon assignment of land.
Under the direction of Director of Public Works and Community Development Craig Dougall, the tribe began construction of Road G, the first of the three roads to be improved, the week of Aug. 26, Chairman Chad Delgado said. Road G, to be renamed later, is now a dirt roadway that connects to Tu Su Lane.
(Read more in the Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013 edition of The Inyo Register.)

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