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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.


Crash: A chance to test NA detour

Written May 16th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

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 […]


Traffic beat: Our new “ovalabout”

Written April 21st, 2015 by Hasso Hering

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 […]


NA Road: Commuting fun looms

Written April 7th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

The equipment is assembled, so this means that for thousands of North Albany commuters, a long season of construction delays and detours is about to start.


N. Albany Road: This is the year

Written February 26th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

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.


Theft warnings: Now we get it

Written December 27th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

The Albany Police Department has made a bit more explicit its warning to residents of North Albany, where a rash of thefts had been reported earlier.


N. Albany: Dread the summer of ’15

Written March 10th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

When they go to town in the summer of 2015, many residents of North Albany will have to take the long way round. Two big construction projects are planned on the two main roads into and out of the district, which has between 8,000 and 9,000 people.


North Albany Road work delay likely (with update)

Written November 4th, 2013 by Hasso Hering

  Engineers and builders have been constructing roads for centuries. But now the process has become so complicated that road projects are facing long delays and higher costs. Take just one local example, the long-planned reconstruction of a section of North Albany Road, the busy link to a fast-growing part of the city of Albany. The reconstruction […]


 
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