Queen Avenue crossing – Hasso Hering

HASSO HERING

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.


List of highway projects raises questions

Written February 4th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

ODOT has invited the public to review a draft of its 2021-24 transportation improvement plan, including numerous projects in the Albany area. On a rainy winter evening, what could be a better use of time than to read and wonder about some of the items on the list?


Work at Queen crossing: Perhaps in 2022

Written September 23rd, 2019 by Hasso Hering

The date for rebuilding and smoothing out the Queen Avenue railroad crossing in Albany keeps getting pushed back. That’s what emerged from an update the city council received on Monday.


Train horn complaint lands at city council

Written March 26th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

[youtube video=”r4AVIWF5_a8″] Doug Hiddleson and some of his neighbors on S.W. Washington Street are fed up with the volume of the horn of Switch Engine 1501 of the Portland & Western Railroad, and they’ve turned to the city for help.


Queen crossing: Now, a noise complaint

Written January 24th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

[youtube video=”GHc_DcfEbo4″] Albany’s Queen Avenue railroad crossing has long annoyed motorists because of the condition of the pavement and frequent delays. Now comes a new complaint: The length and volume of the air horn blasts of switch engine No. 1501.


How to reduce crossing waits

Written March 17th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

One little change in operations would reduce the number of traffic delays at Albany’s Queen Avenue railroad crossing, and thus cut down on complaints about long waits as well.


Queen crossing on state’s agenda

Written August 12th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

The Oregon Transportation Commission is poised to approve a project to make Albany’s Queen Avenue railroad crossing safer and, for cars, smoother. But it won’t deal with traffic delays when the gates are down.


 
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