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Crocker nearly done; what next?

Written December 26th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

The longer-than-expected reconstruction of part of Crocker Lane in North Albany is nearing completion. But residents can look forward to at least two other road projects nearby in the next couple of years.


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.


Church proposed on Gibson Hill

Written February 2nd, 2017 by Hasso Hering

Gibson Hill in North Albany would take on a new look if plans by the Saint Anne’s congregation take form. The hill would be crowned by a domed church to house the Eastern Orthodox church that now worships in a former grange hall in Lewisburg.


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 […]


Roundabout leads for Gibson-Crocker

Written April 5th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

Another roundabout may be in North Albany’s future if an informal survey accurately reflects what people want and the city council follows their advice. But it’s far from unanimous, and in their written comments the survey respondents are giving the council all kinds of conflicting views.


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 […]


A safer walk, but will they?

Written July 17th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Waiting for a friendly flagger to give me the go sign on Gibson Hill in North Albany, I’m not just wasting time and drumming my fingers on the steering wheel. No, I’m thinking about school kids and their parents, and I’m hoping that the million dollars this project is costing will be money well spent.


There used to be a bridge here

Written June 16th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

As you can see — if you can see above the construction noise on the video — hardly a trace remains of the North Albany Road bridge across Thornton Lakes, and it looks as though the contractor has begun driving pilings for its replacement, which will sit two or three feet higher.


 
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