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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

A new intersection feature: Thermal detectors

Written January 25th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Following up on the new signal installations on two Albany highways, here’s a revelation: Yes, ODOT did put in new cameras, but they look not for vehicles but for people on foot.


Albany seeks to improve riverside trail

Written December 22nd, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Albany city officials have an idea for an improved walking and biking trail along the south side of the Willamette River. The “multi-use path” would follow the route of an existing dirt track that links Bowman and Simpson parks.


Governor helps open Millersburg reloading center

Written December 15th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

The speeches have been made and the ribbon has been cut, and any day now the Mid-Willamette Valley Intermodal Center in Millersburg should start handling freight.


Looking up at signals, and here’s why

Written December 1st, 2022 by Hasso Hering

There was a reason I parked at Waverly Park and started walking around, craning my neck and pointing my phone at the new signal installations on Pacific Boulevard, at Albany Avenue on one side and Airport Road on the other.


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.


Puzzled by something at the Ellsworth Bridge

Written November 2nd, 2022 by Hasso Hering

On a bike ride last weekend I found myself under the Albany bridges over the Willamette River. That’s when I noticed a structural detail I had not seen before, something I wish somebody could explain.


What this big sign bridge cost ODOT

Written October 18th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

If you’re wondering how much this massive new sign bridge on Ninth Avenue in Albany has cost, read on.


 
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