Public comment sought for Century Boulevard extension project
The Washington County Department of Land Use & Transportation has announced an open house for a project that would extend Southeast Century Boulevard in Hillsboro.
The county plans to realign Century Boulevard south of Southeast Lois Street with Southeast Ariel Street and expand the roadway to three lanes north of Lois Street.
Additionally, the roadway will be extended by about 1,400 feet north of Southeast Borwick Street to East Main Street, providing a direct connection between the two roads.
The project will include roadway improvements to street lighting, storm drainage, bike lanes and sidewalks.
Project staff will be available to answer questions and receive public comment in R.A. Brown Middle School, located at 1505 S.E. Cornelius Pass Road, on Dec. 12 from 5 to 7 p.m.
The roadway extension will involve building Century Boulevard through wetlands near Noble Woods Park and constructing a bridge over Rock Creek, which runs through the park.
Renus Kelfkens, the county's project manager, said the county has submitted information about the project's potential wetland impacts to the Oregon Department of State Lands for review.
"We'll either have very little wetland impacts or none at all," Kelfkens said.
The project is being funded through the Major Streets Transportation Improvement Program and will cost $16.2 million.
Project staff expect the construction to be completed by August 2022.
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