HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

How to solve the street repair dilemma

Written October 21st, 2019 by Hasso Hering

Fir Oaks Drive winds through a posh neighborhood in southwest Albany that is less than 45 years old, and its crumbling pavement illustrates a dilemma that property owners and city officials face: When the street was built, nobody thought of the future and set aside money to keep it in good shape.


This bumpy ride has a point

Written February 10th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Unless you live there, you probably avoid Albany’s Fifth Avenue east of Lyon Street because of of its rough pavement. Camera in hand, I took a ride there Friday to illustrate just how bumpy the surface is.


Rebuilding of Hill Street coming up

Written January 16th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

On Facebook and in real life, people in South Albany have been clamoring for the city to fix up the rough pavement on Hill Street, or wondering when this would finally be done. The answer is pretty soon, namely this year and probably next.


Noted: Some nice new pavement

Written October 20th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

Getting streets maintained and pavement repaired is always an issue in Albany, but not any more on two streets in a leafy neighborhood at the southwest edge of town.


On July’s agenda: Albany gas tax

Written June 23rd, 2016 by Hasso Hering

Whether Albany should ask voters to enact a local gas tax to pay for street repairs is a question that has been hanging around for a while. And now, for the first time in years, the city council will take it up next month.


 
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