HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

While we wait, a refresher on spelling

Written February 5th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

Next time you’re in traffic waiting to get across the Ellsworth Street Bridge, shoot a quick glance at the green and white road sign on your right.


Going downtown when the going is slow

Written October 28th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Albany drivers have come to expect encountering rush hour traffic jams before they get to the Ellsworth Street Bridge, the Highway 20 bottleneck at the entrance to downtown. But on Saturday? In the middle of the day?


Albany-Corvallis Trail: One segment’s done

Written October 25th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

It was early in August when I took this photo. It’s on the south side of the new configuration of Highway 20 at Independence Highway, an ODOT safety project that had just been completed.


Traffic change a challenge for Midway Farms

Written August 5th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

ODOT’s project to improve traffic safety on Highway 20 at Independence Highway is just about complete. For Midway Farms, the new traffic pattern still presents some concerns.


Albany-Corvallis path is still a long way off

Written June 28th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Planned and talked about for more than 20 years, the proposed Albany-Corvallis bikeway is still in the works, but don’t expect its completion any time soon or, depending on your age, before you die.


Spreading the word on bridge, road work

Written May 20th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Getting out of Corvallis on the new Van Buren Bridge should be a breeze — in about four years. That’s how long ODOT figures it will take to complete construction of the $85 million project, which is starting now.


Bridge congestion: Study will seek solution

Written April 12th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Getting stuck in traffic on the Ellsworth Street Bridge in Albany used to be confined mostly to the afternoon commute. On Tuesday it happened to dozens of motorists (including me) at noon.


 
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