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TUF Approach Keeps Hillsboro Roads Safe

Post Date:03/08/2018 4:47 pm

With about 230 miles of paved streets in the City of Hillsboro, helping to keep those roads safe and well maintained is a top priority.

Image of road work being completedHow is road maintenance funded?

In 2008, the Hillsboro City Council created the Transportation Utility Fee (TUF) to address maintenance needs sooner, saving money over the long term. The TUF funds Hillsboro’s Pavement Management Program to repair and maintain roads. Because of the TUF, the City is on track to catch up on all backlog maintenance projects by 2024.

What projects did the TUF pay for in 2017?

  • Treating, sealing, and repairing more than 25 miles of roadways
  • Installing and upgrading 82 sidewalk ADA access ramps at intersections to meet federal standards
  • Preliminary engineering on pedestrian-safety improvement projects: SE Cedar Street, SE Golden Road, and NE Jackson School RoadImage of a newly paved street

Who pays the TUF?

All residents, businesses, and nonprofits in Hillsboro pay the TUF as part of their monthly utility bill. TUF rates increase each April. The next rate increase — 60 cents per month for residential single family homes — takes effect on April 1.

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