HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Looking up at signals, and here’s why

Written December 1st, 2022 by Hasso Hering

There was a reason I parked at Waverly Park and started walking around, craning my neck and pointing my phone at the new signal installations on Pacific Boulevard, at Albany Avenue on one side and Airport Road on the other.


Site plan filed to remodel Albany car lot

Written November 30th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

The former Hertz car lot at 520 Airport Road may be remodeled to sell Subaru automobiles.


ODOT’s Albany projects: Here’s an update

Written October 26th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

No doubt you have been wondering about ODOT’s safety projects on Pacific Boulevard and Santiam Highway in Albany. Are they ever going to get finished?


What’s up at former Hertz lot? Let’s see

Written October 8th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

A week or two ago, somebody asked me what was going on at the former site of the Hertz car sales lot on Airport Road in Albany. I had no idea but told him I would try to find out.


Two Albany ODOT projects: Why the delay

Written August 6th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Work on two highway safety projects in Albany seems to have stalled. The reason will sound familiar.


Changes coming on Santiam and Pacific

Written January 14th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

I  took this photo on a Sunday in February 2020, after ODOT announced plans to work on the busy Albany intersection of Waverly Drive and Santiam Highway. Now the department is getting ready to carry out that and another Albany project at an estimated combined cost of nearly $6 million.


Cycling in Albany: Two tricky intersections

Written November 28th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

There are a couple of Albany intersections that come up now and then when cyclists talk about challenging traffic conditions. Let’s take a look at them both.


 
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