Another bike-related update: We’ll have to wait at least another year before Benton County restores the wide shoulders that disappeared from a section of Independence Highway last year. And yes, it does matter to everybody on the road.
More signs. That’s what Benton County will install to try to get traffic to slow down on Spring Hill Drive in the Albany city limits. Other steps to slow traffic might be more effective but would cost too much to install or maintain, the county concluded.
The Benton County Public Works staff has reviewed the small oval “roundabout” at Spring Hill Drive and Quarry Road and is now recommending that it be removed and not replaced with a bigger one that is actually round. North Albany resident Chuck Kratch had been asking for just that.
There’s no end to the fascination we seem to have with traffic roundabouts, either for or against. Take, for example, that little traffic circle — an oval, actually — on Albany’s Spring Hill Drive at Quarry Road.
Drivers on Independence Highway in Benton County may have noticed two sections of steel culvert parked at the county stockpile site on Independence and Ryals Avenue. Next week the county plans to install them to replace what it says is a failed culvert where the highway crosses Bowers Slough, a few hundred yards south of […]