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Progress Report: Transportation and Improvement Projects
See updates on transportation and improvement projects throughout Hillsboro.
The Jackson School Road Project’s design is complete, and permitting is in the final stage. To accommodate street widening and needed improvements, a certified arborist will oversee the removal of previously identified trees and vegetation in the public right-of-way during October. Residents will be notified prior to the start of work. Crews will plant 364 new trees on Jackson School Road, while preserving and protecting more than 60 trees in the corridor. Sign up for project updates at Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/JacksonSchool.
ODOT will make safety improvements at three Hillsboro locations on OR 8 (TV Highway), starting in November. Visit OR8Construction.org for updates and construction impacts at:
TV Highway between SE 44th & 45th avenues
SW Oak Street & SW 1st Avenue
South 1st Avenue & SE Baseline Street
Construction of the NE 69th Avenue bridge replacement continues this fall. Washington County crews will complete the new bridge in 2020 with two travel lanes, plus bicycle and pedestrian paths.
The Century Boulevard widening project – north and south of TV Highway – will begin this fall. Washington County will close the road between TV Highway and the Goodwill driveway. A shuttle will be provided when pedestrian access is closed. See detour route details.
Hundreds of community members took part in a two-month public comment period throughout June and July to gather input on potential options to adjust the monthly Surface Water Management Local Service Fee. The fee funds the repair and replacement of Hillsboro’s aging Stormwater System infrastructure. Read more details about the Stormwater System at Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/LocalServiceFee.
Downtown Hillsboro alley – between SE 2nd and SE 3rd avenues, and East Main and SE Washington streets– will be reconstructed this fall to replace the pavement and improve stormwater drainage.