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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Ideas to fix traffic tieups on Hwy. 20

Written January 8th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

A study of Highway 20 in downtown Albany has come up with ideas on how congestion during the peak traffic period between 4 and 6 p.m. might be fixed, or if not fixed then at least made less severe.


Highway 20 work downtown? Alas, no

Written November 11th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

If you saw crews like this and thought they were beginning to work on ODOT projects to upgrade Highway 20 through downtown Albany, sorry to disappoint you.


Traffic fixes: A couple of ideas

Written April 13th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

One of the advantages of living in a small town is supposed to be the lack of congestion. So how come in Albany we’re now spending so much time in stop-and-go traffic?


‘Sharrows’ on busy highways?

Written December 8th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

“Sharrow” sets the spellchecker abuzz because it’s not in most dictionaries. It’s a contraction that describes a pavement marking, kind of an “arrow” or chevron, that calls on motorists to “share” the road with bicyclists. Today’s question is whether sharrows should be painted on Albany’s Ellsworth and Lyon streets and on the Ellsworth Street bridge.


 
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