Interstate 5 – Page 2 – Hasso Hering


A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

On I-5 now, patience is a virtue

Written April 2nd, 2015 by Hasso Hering

You may have read the stories this week about an increase in truck traffic in Oregon, and how it reflects a comeback in the economy after the slump of the last few years. That sounds like good news — unless you happen to be driving up Interstate 5 when the freeway is clogged with 18-wheelers […]

Why they put up with this

Written March 23rd, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Why do ostensibly free people put up with congestion like this? Stick around and I’ll tell you why.

On the road, a flashy “stop”

Written March 16th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Part of the fun of taking a road trip is in stopping in the towns along the way and taking a look around. I did that a couple of days ago in Williams, a town about halfway between Sacramento and Redding in the Sacramento Valley.

Why so close? Now we know

Written January 27th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Why is ODOT placing the new median cable barrier on I-5 so close to the fast lanes in both directions, south and north? Thanks to Rick Little, the answer is at hand.

Not much room to pull off

Written January 22nd, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Another update from the freeway beat about that cable barrier being installed on I-5 from the Harrisburg exit toward Albany: I’m wondering about its placement fairly close to the left-hand lanes.

When you can’t see clearly or far

Written December 18th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

It wasn’t foggy in the valley Wednesday except on I-5. And there the gray blanket in the air wasn’t fog but the usual spray kicked up by traffic. Which made me wishing for the umpteenth time for better drainage on the freeway.

I-5 update: Barrier’s coming along

Written December 6th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

An update from the freeway beat: The contractor stringing a cable barrier up Interstate 5 appears to be moving faster than expected.

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