A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Albany-Corvallis bikeway: The wait continues

Written April 2nd, 2023 by Hasso Hering

It has been 18 years since Benton County Commissioner Linda Modrell started talking about a bikeway linking Albany and Corvallis. Now, two isolated segments are actually being built, but where and when they’ll connect is anybody’s guess.

Answering a question on Highway 20

Written September 30th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

That’s the kind of cockeyed photo of a highway feature you get when you try to photograph it at 45 miles an hour, holding a little camcorder out the sunroof without being able to see the viewfinder.

ODOT adds cameras at key Albany junction

Written February 11th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

One of these days, and probably soon, drivers will be able to check before they start out if there’s congestion on Highway 20 at the junction with Spring Hill Drive in North Albany.

Highway 20 project worries Midway Farms

Written December 8th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Improvements now getting started to prevent collisions on the Albany-Corvallis Highway may eventually help drivers, but they are creating headaches for the owner of Midway Farms, the small organic grocery and farm store on the highway near the junction with Independence Highway.

Hwy. 20 plans include pieces of bikeway

Written December 5th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

This week ODOT plans to start construction of safety improvements along the Albany-Corvallis Highway, and when I looked at the plans, I was surprised to learn that despite appearances to the contrary, the long-delayed Albany-Corvallis bikeway is not completely dead.

How state intends to fix Hwy. 20 junctions

Written November 18th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

ODOT is inching ahead with plans for safety upgrades on the Albany-Corvallis Highway, and here is the agency’s concept for improving the junctions at Granger Road and Independence Highway.

Hwy. 20: One danger still ignored

Written November 5th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

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.

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