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Testing a wider, nicer Riverside Drive

Written May 10th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

[youtube video=”ZfPYk8BzR-c”] Nice paving job — and wide too! That was my first impression Wednesday of the newly rebuilt segment of Riverside Drive just outside of Albany. On the bike, the wider road really makes a difference, even before the lane markings are installed.


Riverside widening: Next spring

Written October 3rd, 2017 by Hasso Hering

Linn County’s long-awaited widening of 2.4 miles of Riverside Drive will have to wait until next spring. But then it will be completed by June 22.


Bids opened for Riverside Drive

Written August 29th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

The Linn County Road Department  this morning opened bids for widening about 2.4 miles of Riverside Drive from Oakville Road to Meadow Road, a long-planned project that will make the road safer for both motorists and bicyclists.


Albany briefing: Water Avenue update

Written September 19th, 2013 by

A paving crew from Knife River Corp. was making swift work Wednesday of resurfacing a section of Albany’s Water Avenue. The street is being repaved after the Portland & Western rebuilt its rail line in the middle of the street from Main to Harrison. The section from Harrison to Geary — both rails and pavement […]


Albany update: Water Avenue rehab under way

Written August 26th, 2013 by

The long-awaited project to rebuild the railroad track and then the pavement on Albany’s Water Avenue is under way. By Monday afternoon, crews working for the Portland & Western Railroad had lifted and moved to the side of the street dozens of concrete and steel plates that made up the driving surface on the track. […]


River site blocked; blame criminals

Written June 14th, 2013 by

It’s been years since the public could drive down to the Willamette River at Truax Island. We still can’t, and we won’t be able to do so again any time soon. For that we can thank criminals. The Oregon Parks Department used to maintain a little parking lot at this spot in the Willamette River […]


 
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