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Project Profile: Jackson School Road Project, Hillsboro, Oregon

Jackson School Road Project - Hillsboro, Oregon

To improve active transportation options & neighborhood livability, construction is scheduled for the NE Jackson School Road Project.
Source: Credit: City of Hillsboro Twitter

Project Name Jackson School Road Project
Location Hillsboro, OR
Project Sponsor / Borrower City of Hillsboro
Program Areas Value Capture
Value Capture Techniques Development Impact Fees / Mobility Fees and Transportation Utility Fees (TUF)
Mode Local Road & Pedestrian / Bicycle / Light Rail Transit
Description

To increase safety for pedestrians, bicyclists, and drivers, the City of Hillsboro is making improvements to the Jackson School Road corridor. The 1.54 miles of NE Jackson School Road between NE Grant Street and NE Evergreen Road is a collector street that links downtown Hillsboro to Highway 26. It provides access to public transportation, residential neighborhoods, and Jackson, Lincoln, and Mooberry elementary schools, along with a city park.

The two-lane roadway, which includes an intermittent center turn lane and sidewalks, limited roadway lighting, and no bicycle facilities, currently serves more than 8,000 vehicles daily, but is projected to serve 10,000 a day in the near future.

The Jackson School Road improvement project has been a part of the area’s transportation system plan for more than 40 years, but project management was transferred from Washington County to Hillsboro in 2015. The project is now part of the city's Bicycle and Pedestrian Capital Improvement Program.

The project is primarily financed through ten special-use funds. Each of those funding sources are earmarked for specific project elements and can only be used for those purposes. For example, Transportation funds must be used for Transportation projects. Those funds cannot be used for Police, Fire, or school projects.

Cost $29 million
Funding Sources
  • Washington County Major Streets Transportation Improvement Program, phase 3D - $4.9M
  • Traffic Impact Fee for Transit - $1.7M
  • Transportation Development Tax - $14.1M
  • Transportation Utility Fee (TUF) - $3.5M
  • Surface Water Management Funds System Development Charge - $257,000
  • Surface Water Management Local Service Fee - $503,000
  • Traffic Impact Fee for Collector Roadways - $61,000
  • Strategic Investment Program (SIP) - $2.5M
  • Hillsboro Water Department - $2M
  • Hillsboro Parks & Recreation Department - TBD
Project Delivery / Contract Method Design-Bid-Build
Private Partner N/A
Project Advisors / Consultants Contractor: Pacific Excavation, Inc
Lenders N/A
Duration / Status February/March 2020 to Winter 2022. This project is currently under construction. Current work includes vegetation removal, erosion control, and utility work
Financial Status/Financial Performance This project is primarily financed through 10 special-funded sources, each of which are earmarked for funding certain parts of the project, such as bicycle and pedestrian facilities, storm water improvements, access to transit, etc.
Innovations
  • 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
  • Combine 10 different funding sources including various Value Capture Strategies to advance the project
  • Combine works and resources with other Water Department and Parks & Recreation Department projects
  • Install green infrastructure where possible, including landscaping, street trees, and vegetated stormwater features
Related Links / Articles
Contact Name Tina Bailey
Title Assistant Director
Phone # (503) 681-6216
Email Tina.Bailey@hillsboro-oregon.gov
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