It lacks something in entertainment value, but if you use the roads and bridges around the mid-valley, the draft of the next STIP is of interest anyway.
The afternoon of Christmas Eve found me and my bike at the E.E. Wilson Wildlife Area. Even though I didn’t see any wildlife other than birds, having this 1,788-acre tract within easy reach is one of the benefits of living in the Albany area.
Albany has started upgrading the signage that’s supposed to keep drivers of tall trucks from ramming their rigs into the Lafayette Street trestle on First Avenue. Brighter blinking lights are part of the work.
The mystery of the name in the sidewalk on Albany’s First Avenue — if a mystery it was — has been cleared up, as far as I’m concerned.
ODOT has announced more than $8 million in projects to improve safety on the Albany-Corvallis Highway, mostly on the Corvallis end. But the hazards at the junction of Highway 20 with Independence Highway remain unaddressed and unresolved.