HASSO HERING

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Belmont Street update: A big dig

Written September 10th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

There was a big, deep hole Wednesday on Belmont Street in southwest Albany, and workers were laboring to make it bigger. Working under a $484100 city contract, North Santiam Paving of Stayton is replacing two damaged culverts under the street with a three-sided box culvert, and until it’s done the street is closed.


Street fix: Under three years

Written May 5th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

It was March 11 when last you read in this forum about the “Culvert on Belmont Street,” the Albany street repair project that should be straightforward for a contractor to get done but proved more than a little complicated in the paperwork department. Now, thanks to a young Albany public works engineer, a milestone has […]


Kafka’s ghost on Belmont street

Written March 11th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

This barrier on Belmont Street in South Albany makes a handy place to lean a bike. It’s also a fine monument to how we have let ourselves become hobbled by essentially needless procedures when the federal government gets involved in construction jobs that may remotely affect fish or rare plants.


 
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