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Speed Limit Reductions Set for Three Hillsboro Streets
Slower Speeds Planned for Shute Road, Century Boulevard, and 53rd Avenue
The Hillsboro City Council has voted to temporarily reduce the speed limit on three Hillsboro streets. Councilors will vote a second time on June 18 to confirm two speed reductions:
NE Shute Road: Between NE Brookwood Parkway and NE Butler Street
- The speed limit will be reduced from 45 miles per hour to 35 miles per hour — starting on Tuesday, June 18 — during Intel's expansion project.
- The temporary reduction is expected to continue through October 2021.
NE Century Boulevard: Between NE Cornell Road and NE Butler Street
- The speed limit will be lowered from 40 miles per hour to 35 miles per hour — starting on Tuesday, June 18 — until ODOT staff can evaluate a permanently reduced speed limit.
- The intersection of NE Century and NE Walbridge Drive has been identified as a future site for a Rectangular Rapid Flash Beacon (RRFB) to enhance pedestrian crossing safety.
The Council has already approved the following speed reduction:
NE 53rd Avenue: Between East Main Street and NE Elam Young Parkway
- The speed limit already has been dropped from 40 miles per hour to 35 miles per hour, alongside a request to ODOT to permanently reduce the speed limit.
- The intersection at NE 53rd Avenue and NE Hidden Creek Drive has been identified as a future site for a Rectangular Rapid Flash Beacon (RRFB) in conjunction with the completion of the Community Center at 53rd Avenue.