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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Bridge congestion: Study will seek solution

Written April 12th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Getting stuck in traffic on the Ellsworth Street Bridge in Albany used to be confined mostly to the afternoon commute. On Tuesday it happened to dozens of motorists (including me) at noon.


Six ways to ease congestion on Hwy. 20

Written February 7th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

If you’re stuck in the occasional afternoon traffic jams on Highway 20 before crossing the Willamette River, you’ll be interested in ideas for increasing the road’s capacity in the next few years.


Bikes would not be stuck here

Written April 30th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

Being stuck in traffic gives you time to think about things such as: “If I was on my bike now, I wouldn’t have to sit here.”  And that means legislators working on a transportation tax package are at least partly on the wrong track.


Traffic fixes: A couple of ideas

Written April 13th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

One of the advantages of living in a small town is supposed to be the lack of congestion. So how come in Albany we’re now spending so much time in stop-and-go traffic?


What? A traffic jam here?

Written May 4th, 2013 by

One of the many reasons many of us live in the mid-Willamette Valley and stay here is that we seldom get stuck in traffic. So it was with some surprise that driving into Albany on Friday night, it was stop-and-go on Highway 20 headed for the Ellsworth Street Bridge. Now I know that if congestion […]


 
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