A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Looking in as Monteith Park is rebuilt

Written April 15th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

Once again the construction gate was ajar and no one seemed to be around on Monday afternoon, so the bike and I snuck into Monteith Riverpark to look at how the park’s reconstruction was coming along.

New phase starting in riverfront project

Written February 25th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

Construction work on the Water Avenue rail line does not stop on weekends, as I could not help but notice on my regular bike route Sunday afternoon.

Riverfront project: Where things stand now

Written February 14th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

The two river-viewing piers on Albany’s waterfront have been closed to the public for reconstruction since last spring, but now there’s a sign of some progress.

New Albany park is a timely gift

Written December 24th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

The afternoon of Christmas Eve, the bike and I ventured east of I-5 to the northeast corner of Albany to take a look at the city’s newest park.

Queen Avenue closure to last longer

Written October 28th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

The section of Queen Avenue from Pacific Boulevard to Ferry Street, and across four railroad tracks, will likely remain closed through November.

Reopening Queen: There’s been a delay

Written October 19th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

The 400 block of southwest Queen Avenue in Albany was supposed to have been reopened to traffic by now,  but there has been an appparent snag.

Amid Queen construction, cafe hanging on

Written August 8th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Queen Avenue in Albany has been closed to through traffic for weeks while the street is being rebuilt. Businesses are open but feel the effects in reduced activity and sales.

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