A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Waking up to costs of street repairs

Written November 27th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Talk about “funding” to fix Albany streets makes people’s eyes glaze over. But the minutes of the Nov. 6 city council meeting contain a shocker that might wake people up.

Riverfront beat: A gap and what caused it

Written September 5th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Pavement issues in Albany come in all sizes. This one is surely one of the smallest and least troublesome. But it’s on the Dave Clark Path, so it rates a notice on my riverfront beat.

They made it: New pavement complete on Queen

Written September 2nd, 2023 by Hasso Hering

After being closed to through traffic since June 20, all of Albany’s Queen Avenue between the west city limit and Pacific Boulevard is once again open for traffic — and on brand-new pavement.

Why some Albany streets don’t get fixed

Written August 1st, 2023 by Hasso Hering

What more can be said about potholes on Albany streets, or more generally about why the city says it can’t repair those streets that seem to be mostly a collection of potholes and asphalt patches. We’re about to find out.

From the pothole beat: A splendid repair

Written May 22nd, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Now that’s the way to fix a gaping pothole!

Wet pavement: Can we call it ‘fossil art’?

Written April 1st, 2023 by Hasso Hering

There are two ways of looking at this splotch on the pavement of an Albany street. Either it’s just pollution from that thing some people want us to do without: fossil fuel. Or it’s fossil art. Or maybe it is both.

Bad streets: How come no complaints?

Written June 6th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Every once in a while, bumping along the broken pavement and potholed streets of old Albany on my bike, I wonder why the people living there or driving on these streets are not complaining?

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