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Station-Swanson link: the last piece

Written May 11th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

For a few weeks now, a contractor for ODOT has been building a new walking or “multi-use” link between Albany Station and Swanson Park underneath the Pacific Boulevard overpass. As the last piece of the depot renovation it’s a welcome development, even though it also makes you wonder about transportation priorities.


On Railroad Day, service in doubt

Written May 9th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Saturday was Amtrak Railroad Day in Albany, as the video shows, and at Albany Station people could look at a few displays and pick up some swag. But the future of expanded passenger rail in the Willamette Valley is anything but a sure thing.


Traffic jams on I-5: More signs?

Written April 15th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

In reaction to a massive traffic jam Sunday, ODOT has asked drivers to avoid a work zone on Interstate 5 south of Cottage Grove during peak traffic periods or to find alternate routes. Unfortunately, there are no practical alternatives, so ODOT might want to try something else to help drivers either avoid or cope with […]


More bike trail news, sort of

Written April 10th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

On the mid-valley bike-trail front, there are developments and one of them — a bill introduced by Rep. Andy Olson of Albany — could complicate things a bit.


Why so close? Now we know

Written January 27th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Why is ODOT placing the new median cable barrier on I-5 so close to the fast lanes in both directions, south and north? Thanks to Rick Little, the answer is at hand.


Alb-Cor Bike Trail: Where to now?

Written January 24th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Well, “bogus” was the wrong word. I used it in a headline on my Jan. 16 commentary about objections by a dozen land owners to the proposed route of the Albany-Corvallis Bike Trail. Farmers along the route have concerns that are very real, as I learned Saturday in a visit with one of them.


Not much room to pull off

Written January 22nd, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Another update from the freeway beat about that cable barrier being installed on I-5 from the Harrisburg exit toward Albany: I’m wondering about its placement fairly close to the left-hand lanes.


 
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