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Plans filed for closed lube site on NA Road

Written June 9th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

For months, commuters on North Albany Road have driven past the closed Express Lube and car wash business at the corner of the Albany-Corvallis Highway. Now there’s a sign the corner may not remain dormant too much longer.


Those voltage regulators: Looks were an issue

Written November 1st, 2019 by Hasso Hering

Those three big gray canisters on a scaffold along North Albany Road are voltage regulators Pacific Power has been installing over the last few days.


Looks of electric equipment bug mayor

Written August 15th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

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.


Trees wilt along North Albany Road

Written July 24th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

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.


N. Albany: More medics too

Written November 30th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

Albany city planners are reviewing not just one but two proposed site plans for commercial buildings in North Albany. They’ve just notified neighboring property owners of both.


N. Albany rebuild beats deadline

Written August 24th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Here’s some local-local news of interest to North Albany commuters: With any kind of luck, North Albany Road might be open to through traffic by the time you drive home Tuesday.


There used to be a bridge here

Written June 16th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

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.


 
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