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Another round: Now it’s complete

Written September 14th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Now that it’s finished, let’s take one more look at Albany’s Main Street roundabout. Looks nice, doesn’t it?

Main Street’s roundabout of rocks

Written September 2nd, 2015 by Hasso Hering

The way these rocks are being arranged inside Albany’s Main Street roundabout, it’s inevitable that we’re going to call it Stonehenge. But far from being the ancient artifact of a long-dead civilization, the arrangement is brand new this week.

Roundabout news: It’ll look better

Written July 7th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

And here is further exciting news from the Albany infrastructure beat. Well, maybe not exciting but at least mildly interesting to those who have complained about the sad shape of the Main Street roundabout built in 2014.

Patience: Getting around to landscaping

Written May 27th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Weeds are sprouting, as weeds will, in the center island of Albany’s Main Street roundabout, where a planned landscaping treatment is taking longer than expected. But let’s be patient; it should be done this summer.

Roundabout: no wall or fence

Written February 18th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

You can quit worrying about fancy embellishments at the roundabout completed last year on Albany’s Main Street. The advisory board of the Central Albany Revitalization Area Wednesday unanimously accepted a staff recommendation to spend no CARA money on the place.

Roundabout plan: ‘It’s too much’

Written February 14th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Decorating Albany’s new Main Street roundabout with a circular wall and wrought-iron fence would cost nearly $130,000, and the city staff thinks the benefit is not worth the expense.

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Main Street circle: Just landscape it

Written February 4th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Since it was completed last September, the new roundabout on Albany’s rebuilt Main Street has been tempoarily marked with orange plastic while the city tries to decide whether to get fancy with decorating the place. Nobody asked me, but I would put in a tree and some low-maintenance shrubs and forget about anything that costs tens […]

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