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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Bad news on the street beat

Written October 9th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

The latest from the local transportation beat, where I seem to be stuck lately: North Albany drivers like the dual left-turn lanes from Spring Hill Drive on to Highway 20, but ODOT does not, and so the lanes will probably have to go. That’s the gist of a memo that has gone to the Albany City Council ahead […]

Traffic beat: Our new “ovalabout”

Written April 21st, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Please check the update concerning the south bypass and Highway 34 at the bottom of this story. Things have been heating up on the traffic beat. On Monday and Tuesday motorists got stuck in, and complained about, heavy congestion between Corvallis and Albany, apparently brought on by construction work on the south bypass of Highway 34. And […]

Cor-Alb bike trail: Here’s why

Written August 16th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

When it meets in Ontario later this month, the Oregon Transportation Commission is set to allocate $2 million toward the construction of a bike trail between Corvallis and Albany. Two crashes elsewhere in Oregon, one of which killed a cyclist, illustrate why this is a sound idea.

A ‘test spill’ on Highway 20

Written March 18th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

What you can’t hear me saying in this video, on account of the traffic noise and wind, is that if you lost a bag full of trash on the highway and you knew you had lost it, you would make an effort to stop and pick it up, right? That didn’t happen Tuesday afternoon on the […]

ODOT’s solution: Striping or warnings

Written December 4th, 2013 by Hasso Hering

The left-turn collision on Highway 20 at Independence Highway on Tuesday (Dec. 3), in which one driver was cited for running the stop sign on Independence and was seriously injured, reminds everyone that there’s a problem. And ODOT knows it.

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