HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Are we there yet? Not quite, but close

Written July 18th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Wondering when — or indeed if — street work in downtown Albany will ever be finished? The answer is Friday, sort of.


Tree wells: a streetscape update

Written February 26th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

So what’s with those wooden frames, square and sturdy as they look, around the newly planted trees in Albany’s downtown streetscape reconstruction?


‘Catenary’ or not: More city lights

Written February 5th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

What’s that lamp doing up there? That’s what an acquaintance of mine wondered as he and I emerged from the downtown Carnegie Library on Monday.


Bright lights blazing on Third

Written December 9th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

The new lights being installed downtown are certainly bright, even if they illuminate only an empty street as, in this case, three blocks of Third Avenue. Named for the shape of the fixtures, the new “double acorn” street lights are part of the $8.5 million downtown streetscape improvement project funded by CARA, the Central Albany […]


Traffic tie-ups end (we hope)

Written October 25th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

Lane closures that caused unusual traffic slowdowns on Albany’s downtown Highway 20 couplet Wednesday should be a thing of the past, for this year anyway.


 
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