HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Those I-5 flags: Still tied to bridge screens

Written May 24th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Nearly two months ago, ODOT told me its crews were removing anything including U.S. flags attached to the overpass screens on Interstate 5. But this past weekend, the flags were still there.


Questioning ‘sharrows’ on downtown couplet

Written May 23rd, 2022 by Hasso Hering

It was in 2018 that ODOT painted shared-lane markings in the middle of the right traffic lanes of the Ellsworth-Lyon couplet in downtown Albany. This is long enough for me to venture the conclusion that these so-called sharrows don’t actually work.


Where bike path ends, solution in the works

Written May 2nd, 2022 by Hasso Hering

If you ride your bike south on the Periwinkle Bikepath, you come to a dead end at Queen Avenue, where the path stops in the middle of the block. This may change soon.


A safety project on Santiam: Limiting left turns

Written April 22nd, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Some left turns will become impossible on Santiam Highway between Waverly Drive and Clay Street in Albany once ODOT gets through with a safety project there.


Flags above the freeway in spite of ODOT

Written April 1st, 2022 by Hasso Hering

On a drive from Albany to southern Oregon and back, you can’t help but notice U.S. flags tied to the fences on lots of the overpasses across I-5. The only thing I know about this is that ODOT is not pleased.


At this bumpy crossing, a fix is in sight

Written March 10th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Well, here’s a surprise likely to be welcomed by Albany motorists: After planned improvements were delayed year after year, the uneven railroad crossing on Queen Avenue now will be fixed in a matter of months.


More details on new traffic cameras

Written February 14th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

There’s more to the new traffic cameras ODOT has installed on Spring Hill Drive at Highway 20 in North Albany. I learned this today from Angela Beers-Seydel, ODOT’s  public information officer for this area.


 
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