HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Gibson Hill: Why they dug into new road

Written November 23rd, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Barely two months after completing the repaving of Gibson Hill Road in North Albany, the contractor was back last week digging in the pavement. How come?


Raising those manhole covers: Coming up

Written January 29th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

As for the bumps in the new pavement where there are manhole covers on Albany’s downtown Highway 20 couplet, the city says ODOT won’t fix them but the city will.


Those bumps on Lyon: the fix is coming

Written November 21st, 2018 by Hasso Hering

The new pavement on the Highway 20 couplet in downtown Albany has but one little flaw: Some of the manhole covers ended up way below the surface, making for a slightly bumpy ride. But they’re working on a fix.


Manhole cover points to Michigan

Written November 3rd, 2013 by Hasso Hering

Eight years ago my attention was called to the country of origin of many of the manhole covers in Albany streets, which happened to be India. A story appeared in the Democrat-Herald on Oct. 1, 2005, and I’m glad to say that an update is in order. In 2005, the story was that India was supplying […]


 
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