A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

N. Albany Park project still awaits permit

Written April 11th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

It was in February that Benton County awarded a contract to replace the restroom in North Albany Park, but neither the demolition of the old one nor the new construction has begun. I wondered what was holding things up.

Benton’s N.A. Park: What about upgrade?

Written December 3rd, 2023 by Hasso Hering

On my way somewhere else on Sunday, I made a detour to North Albany County Park to see if any of the upgrades planned in 2017 had been done.

On rural Scenic Drive, there’s a new limit

Written October 27th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

If you’ve driven (or ridden a bike) on Scenic Drive in North Albany lately, you’ve seen the new 45 mph speed signs. They’ve been up a couple of weeks.

Albany-Corvallis path is still a long way off

Written June 28th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Planned and talked about for more than 20 years, the proposed Albany-Corvallis bikeway is still in the works, but don’t expect its completion any time soon or, depending on your age, before you die.

Speed limit approved for NA’s Scenic Drive

Written March 6th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Scenic Drive, a rural road in North Albany, has never had a speed limit other than the basic rule, which meant 55 mph, but that will change soon.

Expenses mount in Benton’s big plans

Written August 5th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Seven years after their last attempt to win voter approval for a new jail, Benton County officials are assembling a more ambitious and much more expensive expansion project for which property taxpayers eventually will get the bill — if it is carried out.

Repaving Gibson Hill: Project set to start

Written June 8th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Expect delays, the sign on Gibson Hill Road says. That doesn’t sound good. But what it also says is that the long-awaited repaving of this North Albany arterial will finally start this month.

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