HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

New owner plans to divide business site

Written August 18th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Except for a coffee kiosk, the southwest corner of Santiam Highway and Clay Street in Albany looks pretty empty most of the time. That might change under new ownership of the land.


Two Albany ODOT projects: Why the delay

Written August 6th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Work on two highway safety projects in Albany seems to have stalled. The reason will sound familiar.


A big sign would help, like ‘Tire store’

Written June 20th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Companies building a store in Albany, especially a big one that everybody driving by can see, are missing a bet when they don’t put up a sign explaining who they are and what they’re building.


A safety project on Santiam: Limiting left turns

Written April 22nd, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Some left turns will become impossible on Santiam Highway between Waverly Drive and Clay Street in Albany once ODOT gets through with a safety project there.


When the Bottle Drop looks full, push

Written April 10th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Every once in a while, this is what you find when attempting to deposit bags of empties at the Albany Bottle Drop, the community’s lone redemption center on Santiam Highway: The Bottle Drop looks full.


An Albany corner: Update on construction

Written March 16th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Even as a new Mexican restaurant takes shape behind it, the big sign at the corner of Santiam Highway and Bain Street still advertises the place that closed there some five years ago.


Changes coming on Santiam and Pacific

Written January 14th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

I  took this photo on a Sunday in February 2020, after ODOT announced plans to work on the busy Albany intersection of Waverly Drive and Santiam Highway. Now the department is getting ready to carry out that and another Albany project at an estimated combined cost of nearly $6 million.


 
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