Albany Mayor Sharon Konopa called it “one ugly piece of equipment.” It’s a voltage regulator assembly, and Pacific Power plans to install it on city-owned property just north of the park-and-ride station off North Albany Road.
Some of the street trees planted along North Albany Road don’t look so hot these days. They seem to be suffering from drought and heat, and if they’re not already dead, the city is trying to keep them alive.
As you can see — if you can see above the construction noise on the video — hardly a trace remains of the North Albany Road bridge across Thornton Lakes, and it looks as though the contractor has begun driving pilings for its replacement, which will sit two or three feet higher.
As you can see above, Pacific Power crew members worked Saturday afternoon to replace a power pole on North Albany Road. The road had been closed since Saturday morning. A worker manning the roadblock at the south end of the work zone told me that a trailer had come loose and slammed into the pole by the […]
Please check the update concerning the south bypass and Highway 34 at the bottom of this story. Things have been heating up on the traffic beat. On Monday and Tuesday motorists got stuck in, and complained about, heavy congestion between Corvallis and Albany, apparently brought on by construction work on the south bypass of Highway 34. And […]
If your daily commute takes you along North Albany Road, enjoy the drive while you can. Starting this spring and continuing through most of the summer, the route will be restricted and eventually blocked entirely so it can be rebuilt and widened.