Jackson School Road Project

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About the Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvement ProjectChild biking on Jackson School Road in high traffic

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.

Planned improvements

  • Sidewalks
  • 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

Project Goals

  • 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.)

The current construction estimate for the project is $19.3 million.

Current Activity

The project is on schedule and in final design. Jackson School Road Project Schedule

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.

Project Schedule

  • Property Acquisition (Fall 2017 - Summer 2019)
  • Final Design (Fall 2018 - Summer 2019)
  • Construction (Winter 2019 - Winter 2022)


Get Involved

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Watch the Jackson School Road Visualization Video

Open Houses

Open House Events were held on March 25, 2015, November 9, 2016, and on October 25, 2017.

Open House Materials

Background Materials


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