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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Fix this bridge? Yes, state plans to do so

Written March 19th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

With plenty of time on your hands, you can scroll through hundreds of pages of government documents such as, for instance, the latest draft of ODOT’s “STIP” for 2024-2027. And if you do, you might find a surprise.


What’s that construction on Old Salem?

Written May 28th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

If they want to walk from Millersburg to Albany, or the other way, one of these days people will have a paved sidewalk to make the trip. A segment of nearly seven-tenths of a mile is under construction now.


Noted: Some nice new pavement

Written October 20th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

Getting streets maintained and pavement repaired is always an issue in Albany, but not any more on two streets in a leafy neighborhood at the southwest edge of town.


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.


Memorial’s gone; case lingers on

Written June 18th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

The “ghost bike” is gone from the spot where Albany bicyclist Grant Keith Garner was killed four months ago, and so are the other parts of the roadside memorial that showed up a few days after his death. I noticed them missing on my ride Thursday afternoon. When I inquired, I learned that the Linn […]


Solving a winter debris problem

Written September 4th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

No, that’s not a new road down to the Calapooia River that the Linn County Road Department is building here. It’s a project to build up a well-compacted area where Pacific Power can set new poles.


 
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