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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Message on bridges: The rest of the story

Written May 26th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

So what’s this bridge work that ODOT is telling us about on message boards at Albany’s two Willamette River crossings? In short, it’s a matter of fixing damaged beams on the Ellsworth Street span.


Second turn lane from First: Not in sight

Written September 5th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

Whatever happened to the idea, a reader wanted to know, of adding a second right turn lane on Albany’s First Avenue at the Lyon Street bridge?


Traffic-easing solutions worth trying

Written March 31st, 2017 by Hasso Hering

See that long line of traffic on the other side of the signal, heading into Albany on Highway 20? The traffic jam extended a long way to the west, and it’s a common thing now on most afternoons. There is no easy solution — other than less traffic — but ODOT might help by making […]


A ‘test spill’ on Highway 20

Written March 18th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

What you can’t hear me saying in this video, on account of the traffic noise and wind, is that if you lost a bag full of trash on the highway and you knew you had lost it, you would make an effort to stop and pick it up, right? That didn’t happen Tuesday afternoon on the […]


 
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