HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

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.


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.


Nice bike lanes; why so short?

Written October 5th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

Independence Highway in Benton County has a nice new surface, and a section of the road is wider too, prompting a reader’s question for which the Answer Man hastened to obtain a response.


Trouble spot on 20 waits for a fix

Written August 22nd, 2017 by Hasso Hering

This is where Independence Highway runs into U.S. 20, the Albany Corvallis Highway. It’s a tricky place for making left turns on to 20, toward Albany, as one of these trucks is waiting to do.


Wider shoulders: Maybe next year

Written September 23rd, 2016 by Hasso Hering

Another bike-related update: We’ll have to wait at least another year before Benton County restores the wide shoulders that disappeared from a section of Independence Highway last year. And yes, it does matter to everybody on the road.


Lines on Independence: Oops!

Written August 20th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

On Sunday I wondered where “the bike lane” went and complained that it was gone. Now I can report that Benton County obliterated it by mistake and intends to make it good next summer or late spring.


 
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