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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Slow going at the Queen Ave. crossing

Written May 11th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Waiting at Albany’s Queen Avenue railroad crossing gives you plenty of time to contemplate one of the riddles of our time, such as why it takes ODOT so many years to get going on a simple project that doesn’t seem all that necessary in the first place.


How state intends to fix Hwy. 20 junctions

Written November 18th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

ODOT is inching ahead with plans for safety upgrades on the Albany-Corvallis Highway, and here is the agency’s concept for improving the junctions at Granger Road and Independence Highway.


On the blink: Ellsworth bike-on-bridge lights

Written March 19th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

[youtube video=”GcV6ib2c9m8″] Crossing the Ellsworth Street Bridge in Albany on a bicycle can be a bit of a thrill. To make it less risky, ODOT installed a system of flashing lights when the bridge was rehabilitated in 2002. (To make a long story short, the lights are out but were supposed to be fixed shortly, […]


A traffic change: Dotted line turns solid

Written December 13th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

ODOT has followed through on changing an important lane marking on Ellsworth Street between Eighth and Ninth avenues. Now let’s see if Albany drivers get the hint.


Cyclists at the ‘gore:’ What to do now?

Written December 3rd, 2018 by Hasso Hering

That’s an awkward place for a bike lane to end, and apparently I’m not alone in thinking so. Someone made the same point to the Albany Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission.


Those bumps on Lyon: the fix is coming

Written November 21st, 2018 by Hasso Hering

The new pavement on the Highway 20 couplet in downtown Albany has but one little flaw: Some of the manhole covers ended up way below the surface, making for a slightly bumpy ride. But they’re working on a fix.


Will this tricky corner ever be fixed?

Written October 23rd, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Once again, on Tuesday morning, a log truck spilled its load while turning from Spring Hill Drive on Highway 20 toward the Ellsworth Street bridge. When will ODOT do something about this corner, tricky because of its steep downhill turn.


 
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