HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Why the red pavement? The answer is here

Written July 31st, 2021 by Hasso Hering

A reader asked about the red sections of pavement on an Albany street. Why are they there, she wanted to know.


Behold ‘new’ streets in this old neighborhood

Written June 30th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

When you’re on a bike, the quality of the road surface below your tires is something you notice. And on the evening of June 28, the hottest day in recorded history in the Willamette Valley, the newly surfaced streets in Albany’s Willamette Neighborhood caught my attention.


Bikes in traffic: A reader’s challenge accepted

Written January 15th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

When you’re on a bicycle, how best to keep going north on Highway 99E when you come to the big Y junction with Santiam Highway? It’s easier than I thought.


A spiffy new road in order to add jobs

Written December 19th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

If you like new pavement and modern street improvements such as “stormwater quality planters,” go and check out Lochner Road on the south side of Albany.


This road: Let’s spell it like we say it

Written July 13th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

If you’re looking for a momentary diversion from politics, corona news, and Portland riots, how about this question: When did they change the spelling of North Albany’s Spring Hill Drive?


No longer puzzled by the height of stumps

Written May 18th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

So why, the Question Man wanted to know, did they leave chest-high stumps when a crew felled roughly 20 street trees on Albany’s Ninth Avenue in April? Why not saw the trunks off near the ground?


A street project in West Albany: Ninth

Written April 18th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Some time this spring or summer, a contractor for the city will start tearing up the west end of Ninth Avenue in Albany in order to rebuild it. Assuming, that is, that the caronavirus outbreak doesn’t change the plans.


 
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