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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 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.


Misdirection: In search of a button for walk

Written January 18th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

If you could use a short diversion from all the disheartening news about national politics, how about this? Consider that sign on an Albany traffic signal mast and ask yourself: Is that the best way to get the message across?


On this island, you’re surrounded by cars

Written January 14th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

With time on my hands, it occurred to me today that there was a place in Albany where I could not recall ever having been.


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.


Keeping us going: Highway work

Written May 3rd, 2013 by

Ever notice our Oregon state highways? No, of course you don’t, because you and all of the rest of us take them for granted. We take them for granted because they cause us no trouble. And the reason they work as well as they do most of the time is that the highway division of […]


 
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