A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Queen Avenue: Post-paving questions, answers

Written September 12th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Most of the reconstruction of Southwest Queen Avenue in Albany was completed before Labor Day, but questions keep popping up.

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.

City’s appeal: Stay off Queen to let crews finish

Written August 28th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

If you want Queen Avenue to be finished on time, stay out of the way. That’s the advice that came Monday from the City of Albany.

Question: When will Queen Avenue reopen?

Written August 16th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Wondering if the contractors were going to get done with Queen Avenue before Labor Day, I put the question to the Albany city staff.

Amid Queen construction, cafe hanging on

Written August 8th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Queen Avenue in Albany has been closed to through traffic for weeks while the street is being rebuilt. Businesses are open but feel the effects in reduced activity and sales.

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.

Queen Avenue: In search of name’s origin

Written January 23rd, 2023 by Hasso Hering

In idle moments over the years, I’ve wondered how Queen Avenue in Albany got its name. Turns out I’m not the only one.

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