A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Repaving ahead on Washington and Queen

Written May 17th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

Sections of two main traffic routes in Albany, Washington Street and Queen Avenue, are due to be repaved starting this summer at a construction cost totaling about $7.5 million.

Why the Queen Ave. job has been delayed

Written November 17th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Albany city officials say complications with two railroads are still delaying construction of a new water main on Queen Avenue just east of Pacific Boulevard.

Queen Avenue closure to last longer

Written October 28th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

The section of Queen Avenue from Pacific Boulevard to Ferry Street, and across four railroad tracks, will likely remain closed through November.

Wondering about Queen crossing upgrade

Written October 24th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

It was raining Tuesday when the bike and I came up to the railroad crossing on Queen Avenue.  The crossing arms were down and rail cars loaded with lumber blocked the street.

Reopening Queen: There’s been a delay

Written October 19th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

The 400 block of southwest Queen Avenue in Albany was supposed to have been reopened to traffic by now,  but there has been an appparent snag.

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.

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