A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Brick pavers added to Water Avenue

Written December 5th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

On Monday this week, patrolling the Albany riverfront on my bike as usual, I took a look at the work being done on Water Avenue at Thurston Street.

Water Avenue crossings: No real choice

Written November 17th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Nobody on the Albany City Council liked the steep jump in the price of planned construction on railroad crossings along Water Avenue. But on Wednesday a majority approved funding to pay for the work because there wasn’t any realistic choice.

Riverfront crossings’ price has gone up

Written November 14th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

If the city council goes along, Albany is about to spend $3.4 million on crossings along the Water Avenue railroad line.

City OK’s crossing construction contract

Written September 29th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

For someone in a wheelchair, trying to cross the railroad track on Water Avenue to reach the Dave Clark Path is an arduous adventure if it’s possible at all.

Monteith update: Stage steel lifted into place

Written August 29th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

On Saturday the steel roof supports of the new stage in Albany’s Monteith Riverpark were still sitting on the ground. Today they had been lifted into place.

Riverfront project: Keeping track of progress

Written August 27th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Without a drone’s eye view, it’s hard to see how the contractors are coming along with rebuilding Albany’s Monteith Riverpark. To get a glimpse of the work in progress, you have to climb along the bank on the outside of the chain link fence on the park’s Calapooia River side.

River viewing piers being rebuilt

Written July 24th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

From the Dave Clark Riverfront Path, you can see one of the piers on the river being rebuilt as part of the Albany Waterfront Project. The other one is being rebuilt too, but you can’t see it from the land side because the path is blocked.

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