About the Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvement Project
Improvements to NE Jackson School Road will start at NE Grant Street and end at NE Evergreen Road. 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.
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
- Highway 26
Jackson School Road is currently a two-lane roadway with intermittent center turn lanes and incomplete sidewalks. It also lacks bicycle facilities, and has limited roadway lighting.
Each day, about 7,000 vehicles travel on NE Jackson School Road. Over the next 20 years, traffic is projected to increase to about 10,000 vehicles per day.
Improving the Jackson School Road corridor has been part of the area's Transportation System Plan for more than four decades. This project was transferred from the Washington County's MSTIP program to be managed by the City of Hillsboro in 2015.
- Cycle track (bicycle lanes separated from the vehicle lanes)
- 3-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
- Landscaped planter strips with street trees
- Relocation of utilities underground as approved by the City Council in April 2018
- Encourage active transportation by providing enhanced bicycle and pedestrian facilities
- Improve access to and from NE Jackson School Road and adjacent residential neighborhoods for all modes of travel
- Construct a roadway to meet current and future demands with lower long-term maintenance requirements
- Install green infrastructure where possible, including landscaping, street trees, and vegetated stormwater features
- Make this street a pleasant, attractive, and comfortable place to travel
Project Funding Sources & Budget
This project is primarily financed through ten special-funded sources, each of which are earmarked for funding certain parts of the project (bicycle and pedestrian facilities, stormwater improvements, access to transit, etc.)
- Washington County Major Streets Transportation Improvement Program (MSTIP), phase 3D
- Traffic Impact Fee for Transit
- Transportation Development Tax
- Transportation Utility Fee Pathways
- Surface Water Management Funds System Development Charge
- Surface Water Management Local Service Fee
- Traffic Impact Fee for Collector Roadways
- Strategic Investment Program (SIP)
- Water Department
- Parks Department
The current construction estimate for the project is $19.3 million.
The City is continuing negotiations with property owners to acquire the additional land needed for the project. As of January 2019, about 80 percent of affected property owners have been contacted.
- Property Acquisition (Fall 2017 - Summer 2019)
- Final Design (Fall 2018 - Summer 2019)
- Construction (Winter 2019 - Winter 2022)
- Project Overview Map and Fact Sheet
- Jackson School Road 90-Percent Design Roll Map
- Current Rose Garden Design
Watch the Jackson School Road Visualization Video
Open House Events were held on March 25, 2015, November 9, 2016, and on October 25, 2017.
Open House Materials
- Area Map
- Before and After Visualizations
- Project Schedule
- Roundabout Map
- Design Strip Map
- Typical Section Right of Way Map