HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Council: No roundabout on Gibson

Written May 23rd, 2017 by Hasso Hering

Reversing a decision it made a year ago, the Albany City Council now says it does not want a full roundabout at the junction of Gibson Hill Road and Crocker Lane in North Albany.


Gibson Hill roundabout less likely

Written May 11th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

A plan to build a big roundabout at Gibson Hill Road and Crocker Lane in North Albany has lost a supporter on the city council, and a majority now would like to see a less expensive solution.


Council votes for roundabout — later

Written May 9th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

The North  Albany intersection of Gibson Hill Road and Crocker Lane should be turned into a full roundabout, but not right away, the city council decided on a split vote Monday.


On Gibson Hill: The smartest fix

Written April 26th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

What’s the smartest way to fix the North Albany intersection of Gibson Hill Road and Crocker Lane? Floyd Collins, the Ward I councilman and North Albany resident who dealt with public works issues all his professional life, thinks the smartest way is to rebuild the intersection once and for all, not to do one thing now […]


City wants input on NA intersection

Written March 21st, 2016 by Hasso Hering

Before deciding what to do about the T-intersection of Northwest Gibson Hill Road and Crocker Lane, the Albany City Council wants to hear from the public. Councilors especially want input from North Albany commuters who use those roads and sometimes get stuck at that corner for what seems — at least to them — a […]


Saving a woodland: Status report

Written March 3rd, 2016 by Hasso Hering

Neighbors of a planned addition to Benton County’s North Albany Park were concerned when they saw loggers had felled some big trees they thought would be preserved. But cutting down 190 mature trees — while preserving more than 500 others — was part of the approved subdivision plan without which the natural area might not be saved […]


Working on a NA traffic solution

Written January 29th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

North Albany commuters may be glad to learn that traffic experts are looking at the intersection of Gibson Hill Road and Crocker Lane, where making left turns often involves a considerable wait.


 
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