A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Bikeway update: The word is soon

Written October 8th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

On Thursday I rode down Riverside Drive to check on progress on the bikeway being built along Highway 34. I was hoping it might be finished early, ahead of the Oct. 31 deadline. No such luck. But the wait won’t be too long.

A blast — and much less risky

Written September 11th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Riding a bike from West Albany to Corvallis and back is going to be a blast — and a much safer blast at that — once the bikeway along Highway 34 is completed this fall. The route is still closed, according to all the signs. But on Friday, with nothing but time on my hands, […]

Truax Island: Foreboding vibes

Written July 12th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Little has changed at Truax Island on the Willamette River since I last looked at the place a year ago, except that with its algae-choked water holes and abandoned gravel pits it looks even more foreboding than before.

Hwy. 34 loses ‘safety’ label

Written July 17th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

There was good news and bad news — and then some more good news — in the latest announcement from ODOT concerning Oregon Highway 34 from Interstate 5 to the Corvallis Bypass.

Nice crossing job …

Written May 2nd, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Before … and after … … a paving crew made improvements on the railroad crossing on Riverside Drive. Nice job! In case you’re wondering, the photos were taken from opposite sides of the tracks. The job was done Thursday and the road reopened Friday. (hh)

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Crossing update on Riverside

Written May 1st, 2014 by Hasso Hering

And finally tonight, this update: A crew working for the Portland & Western Railroad spent Thursday tearing out the bumpy pavement at the Riverside Drive crossing and putting down new asphalt.

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