Highway 20 – Hasso Hering

HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

When you wish for another lane, or bridge

Written August 22nd, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Most of the time, the 95-year-old Ellsworth Street Bridge on the Willamette River works just fine, but sometimes you wish it had another lane, or Albany had another bridge.


Congestion solutions? Not anytime soon

Written February 10th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Don’t expect quick action on ways to ease traffic congestion on Highway 20 in North Albany and downtown. And as for a third Albany bridge across the Willamette? Not likely, certainly not in the lifetime of anyone reading this blog.


How state intends to fix Hwy. 20 junctions

Written November 18th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

ODOT is inching ahead with plans for safety upgrades on the Albany-Corvallis Highway, and here is the agency’s concept for improving the junctions at Granger Road and Independence Highway.


Welcome to Albany: Sign’s getting replaced

Written July 2nd, 2019 by Hasso Hering

Chances are drivers heading for the Ellsworth Street bridge on Highway 20 don’t need a sign to tell them they are entering Albany. But whether they do or don’t, the sign welcoming them to town is gone.


A traffic change: Dotted line turns solid

Written December 13th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

ODOT has followed through on changing an important lane marking on Ellsworth Street between Eighth and Ninth avenues. Now let’s see if Albany drivers get the hint.


Take the lane, those symbols say

Written September 24th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

“They must be kidding” was my thought when I first laid eyes on this new symbol in the middle of the right-hand travel lane of Albany’s Ellsworth Street downtown. But they’re not. Kidding, that is.


Fresh crosswalk lines, but why now?

Written August 8th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

A reader, Larry Falk, was wondering last week why ODOT was painting crosswalks on Lyon and Ellsworth even though both legs of the downtown Albany couplet of Highway 20 will be repaved next month. Evidently it was a mistake.


 
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