A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

N. Albany project switches to 80 townhouses

Written April 8th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

A North Albany subdivision originally approved for 22 single-family homes has been built to accommodate 80 townhouses instead.

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.

Idling, or stop and restart? Now we know

Written July 2nd, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Among the questions that arise when we’re stuck in a queue of vehicles waiting for a flagger to let us proceed, there is this one: Is it better to keep the engine idling, or to turn it off.

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.

Signal at Crocker: There’s been a setback

Written January 22nd, 2021 by Hasso Hering

For a long time residents in the new subdivisions off North Albany’s Crocker Lane have waited for a traffic signal at Gibson Hill Road to ease their commutes to town. Now it appears they’ll have to wait another month, or two.

Way cleared for signals at Crocker, Gibson Hill

Written November 5th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

With the needed land secured, the way is now clear for construction of a long-awaited set of traffic signals at Crocker Lane and Gibson Hill Road in North Albany.

Gibson Hill: What is, and isn’t, happening

Written March 6th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

As a North Albany commuter, maybe you thought the construction on Gibson Hill had something to do with the forthcoming resurfacing of the road or even the plans for a signal at nearby Crocker Lane. If so, sorry to disappoint you. No, all the recent digging on the north side of Gibson Hill, west of […]

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