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Speed Limit Reductions Set for Three Hillsboro Streets

Slower Speeds Planned for Shute Road, Century Boulevard, and 53rd Avenue

Post Date:06/05/2019

The Hillsboro City Council has voted to temporarily reduce the speed limit on three Hillsboro streets. 35 Speed Limit Sign

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 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 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.

NE 53rd Avenue: Between East Main Street and NE Elam Young Parkway

  • The speed limit has 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.
Only the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) can permanently reduce a speed limit, but the City of Hillsboro can make temporary changes.
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