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Ideas to fix traffic tieups on Hwy. 20

Written January 8th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

A study of Highway 20 in downtown Albany has come up with ideas on how congestion during the peak traffic period between 4 and 6 p.m. might be fixed, or if not fixed then at least made less severe.


Cameras record Albany traffic bottleneck

Written November 3rd, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Thursday night was one of those occasions where the new road cameras at Highway 20 and Spring Hill Drive might have been helpful — if drivers had looked at them before setting out.


Congestion on I-5: What can be done?

Written July 16th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

While we’re on the topic of highways (see the previous story), here’s some gratuitous advice. If you don’t have to be on I-5 north of Albany these summer days, don’t go. The road is too full, and stop-and-go traffic in places is the result.


Stuck in traffic: Get used to it

Written November 22nd, 2016 by Hasso Hering

Stuck once again in slow-moving traffic on Albany’s main drag, I’m wondering if this is ever going to get any better. The answer is no, it won’t. Not in the foreseeable future anyway. Instead, we’re bound to get delayed more often just like drivers in far bigger towns.


Will Hwy. 20 issues ever be solved?

Written January 8th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

“We ought to do something about Highway 20.” I’ve heard words to that effect for more than 30 years. But nothing significant has been done.


 
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