HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

At this bumpy crossing, a fix is in sight

Written March 10th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Well, here’s a surprise likely to be welcomed by Albany motorists: After planned improvements were delayed year after year, the uneven railroad crossing on Queen Avenue now will be fixed in a matter of months.


Queen Avenue crossing: A saga without end

Written December 12th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

When it comes to fixing the Queen Avenue railroad crossing in Albany, the motto seems to be: What’s another year or two?


Crossing on Queen: Another year of bumps

Written November 22nd, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Bad news for drivers using the railroad crossing on Albany’s Queen Avenue: A project to fix the uneven crossing is likely to be delayed another year. Instead of being constructed in 2022, it may be done in 2023.


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.


 
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