HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Answering a question on Highway 20

Written September 30th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

That’s the kind of cockeyed photo of a highway feature you get when you try to photograph it at 45 miles an hour, holding a little camcorder out the sunroof without being able to see the viewfinder.


Hanging out in center of a highway couplet

Written June 23rd, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Surrounded by heavy traffic in the middle of Albany, there are two islands of lawn, flowers, bushes and trees. Lately the larger of the two has become a place for apparently homeless people to hang out.


A safety project on Santiam: Limiting left turns

Written April 22nd, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Some left turns will become impossible on Santiam Highway between Waverly Drive and Clay Street in Albany once ODOT gets through with a safety project there.


More details on new traffic cameras

Written February 14th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

There’s more to the new traffic cameras ODOT has installed on Spring Hill Drive at Highway 20 in North Albany. I learned this today from Angela Beers-Seydel, ODOT’s  public information officer for this area.


Highway 20 project worries Midway Farms

Written December 8th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Improvements now getting started to prevent collisions on the Albany-Corvallis Highway may eventually help drivers, but they are creating headaches for the owner of Midway Farms, the small organic grocery and farm store on the highway near the junction with Independence Highway.


Hwy. 20 plans include pieces of bikeway

Written December 5th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

This week ODOT plans to start construction of safety improvements along the Albany-Corvallis Highway, and when I looked at the plans, I was surprised to learn that despite appearances to the contrary, the long-delayed Albany-Corvallis bikeway is not completely dead.


When the Alsea Highway will be closed

Written July 2nd, 2021 by Hasso Hering

If you plan on taking Highway 34 to the central Oregon coast later this month — whether to visit the scene in the photo above or somewhere else — you might be interested in ODOT’s plan to close a bridge for repairs over one whole weekend.


 
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