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Jackson School Road Project

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Hillsboro residents and visitors will enjoy improved active transportation options and neighborhood livability upon the completion of the City's Jackson School Road improvement project.

Improvements to NE Jackson School Road will start at NE Grant Street and end at NE Evergreen Road.

Jackson School Road provides access to:

  • Adjacent residential development,
  • Jackson, Lincoln, and Mooberry Elementary schools,
  • Hamby Park,
  • TriMet bus service (Route 47 at Evergreen),
  • Downtown Hillsboro, and
  • Highway 26.

Jackson School Road is currently a two-lane roadway with intermittent center turn lanes and incomplete sidewalks. It lacks safe bicycle lanes and has limited roadway lighting.

Child biking on Jackson School Road in high traffic

Many sections of Jackson School Road lack sidewalks, bicycle lanes, and center turn lanes.

Each day, about 8,000 vehicles travel on NE Jackson School Road. Over the next 20 years, traffic is projected to increase to about 10,000 vehicles per day.

Frequently Asked Questions

View the Jackson School Road Project Frequently Asked Questions PDF with answers to commonly asked project questions.

Project History

Improving the Jackson School Road corridor has been part of the area's Transportation System Plan for more than four decades. In 2015, this project was transferred from the Washington County's Major Streets Transportation Improvement Program to be managed by the City of Hillsboro. The project is currently part of the City's Bicycle and Pedestrian Capital Improvement ProgramLink to JSR Visualization Video Screenshot North End

Planned Improvements

  • Sidewalks
  • Add a cycle track (bicycle lanes separated from the vehicle lanes)
  • Create a three lane roadway with one lane in each direction and a center left turn lane
  • Street lighting
  • Glencoe Swale culvert replacement between NE Rogahn Street and NW Evergreen Road
  • Storm system upgrades along the roadway
  • Add landscaped planter strips with street trees
  • Relocate of utilities underground as approved by the City Council in April 2018

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