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HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Belmont Avenue, almost done

Written October 26th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Albany’s project to replace two old culverts on Belmont Avenue S.W. looks like it’s almost finished. The road-closure signs were in some disarray on Sunday, perhaps shoved around by high winds. (And it wasn’t completely clear why the street was still closed to traffic as the pavement on the new crossing looked complete.)


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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