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The South Hillsboro roadway will reopen next month with improvements, including new lighting.

COURTESY MAP: CITY OF HILLSBORO - Southeast 67th Avenue, highlighted in red, will close from July 6 to Aug. 14. A detour route is highlighted in green.The construction of South Hillsboro has already brought major changes to Southeast 67th Avenue.

Formerly signed as Southwest 229th Avenue, 67th Avenue used to intersect with Tualatin Valley Highway, or Highway 8. But with the extension of Cornelius Pass Road across the highway and railroad tracks, the 67th Avenue rail crossing was permanently closed in 2018.

Now, a segment of 67th Avenue south of the highway is closing again — but just temporarily.

The roadway is being closed and reconstructed by Newland Real Estate, developer of the Reeds Crossing neighborhood in South Hillsboro, according to a city spokesperson.

Lindsay McClure said 67th Avenue is expected to close between Southeast Alexander and Genrosa streets from Monday, July 6, through Aug. 14.

During the closure, a detour route along Genrosa, Reed and Blanton streets will be available, routing traffic through the developing neighborhood and around the closed segment of 67th Avenue.

When it reopens, 67th Avenue will have new sidewalks, bike lanes and lighting. It is also being resurfaced, and a new culvert across Gordon Creek is being put in.

The improvements are required because 67th Avenue will serve as a main access road for Reeds Crossing, McClure noted in a news release.

By Mark Miller
Washington County Editor
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