HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Speed cameras won’t be all that picky

Written May 11th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

There is good news for Albany drivers worried about the photo radar or speed cameras that will be installed soon at two intersections, including one on North Albany Road.


Two councilors question speed camera plan

Written May 9th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

Two members of the Albany City Council seem to have second thoughts about the new speed and red-light cameras the city intends to have installed.


Speeds topped 100 mph on N. Albany Road

Written April 28th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

According to the Albany Police Department’s speed trailer, North Albany Road near Quarry Road was a sometime speedway during the last week of July 2023.


Back in the news: NA voltage regulators

Written August 23rd, 2023 by Hasso Hering

When Pacific Power wanted to install three voltage regulators on North Albany Road in 2019, then Mayor Sharon Konopa objected to the installation’s appearance. Now there’s another issue: They don’t work.


Cameras record Albany traffic bottleneck

Written November 3rd, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Thursday night was one of those occasions where the new road cameras at Highway 20 and Spring Hill Drive might have been helpful — if drivers had looked at them before setting out.


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.


 
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