HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

ODOT’s priorities don’t include highways

Written August 19th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

If you wonder why our highway problems in Oregon don’t seem to get solved faster, one reason may be that the Department of Transportation has an “action plan” and what the action plan says.


Congestion on I-5: What can be done?

Written July 16th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

While we’re on the topic of highways (see the previous story), here’s some gratuitous advice. If you don’t have to be on I-5 north of Albany these summer days, don’t go. The road is too full, and stop-and-go traffic in places is the result.


On Hwy. 34 to the coast: Closure postponed

Written July 16th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

In case you’ve been paying attention to ODOT’s plans for a bridge project on Highway 34 to Waldport, you may want to know that the road closure has been postponed until the week after Labor Day.


Taking a walk on the Ellsworth Street Bridge

Written June 30th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Take a walk some time on the Ellsworth Street Bridge across the Willamette River in Albany and you’ll notice a thing or two. Or maybe not, so let me point them out.


On the way to the coast, a slight delay

Written June 21st, 2021 by Hasso Hering

If you’re taking Highway 34 to the coast to escape the Willamette Valley heat this week, be aware of the possibility of delays as you get within a few miles of Waldport.


Fire prevention: Overpass slope cleared of brush

Written May 27th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Part of the Pacific Boulevard overpass in Albany looks different these days: It has been cleared of most of the vegetation that made the place a fire danger in dry years, as it did last summer.


Albany panels favor ‘bike boulevard’ idea

Written March 2nd, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Two Albany advisory commissions would like the city to go ahead and improve Madison Street from Pacific Boulevard to First Avenue as a “bicycle boulevard.”


 
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