U.S. 26: Brookwood Parkway/Helvetia Interchange Project
Thank you to those who attended the April 11, 2013 open house.
The project design is nearly complete and construction is slated to begin in fall 2013.
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|A Jobs and Transportation Act Project|
|The 2009 Oregon Legislature allocated $45 million in the Jobs and Transportation Act (JTA) to fund improvements to the U.S. 26 Brookwood Parkway/Helvetia Road interchange, which is currently overburdened, particularly during morning and evening peak commuter hours. |
Previous planning efforts have identified approximately $70 million of transportation improvements that would provide additional capacity, improve safety and access, and relocate existing local facilities to better accommodate the long-term function of the interchange.
ODOT is in the early stages of project engineering and is working with the City of Hillsboro and Washington County to develop a project that meets the $45 million budget provided by the JTA, and that:
The three agencies have finalized a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that memorializes the project purpose, priorities, goals and concepts.
- reduces congestion;
- improves safety;
- improves freight mobility; and
- increases economic development opportunities, including job retention and creation south of the interchange in Hillsboro.
To view the January 2012 project newsletter, click here.
To view the May 2010 project newsletter, click here.
|Why the project is needed|
|The U.S. 26 Brookwood Parkway/Helvetia Road interchange is a locally and regionally significant interchange along the U.S. 26 Sunset Corridor. This interchange is a primary entry point to regionally-significant high-tech employment centers south of the interchange. The transportation challenge is heavy traffic from the westbound U.S. 26 exit ramp to southbound Brookwood Parkway during morning peak hours, and heavy traffic northbound on Brookwood Parkway to eastbound U.S. 26 during afternoon peak hours.|
|The U.S. 26: Brookwood Parkway/Helvetia Interchange project will expand on previous highway and local street improvements that have addressed issues at the interchange, such as the U.S. 26 Brookwood Parkway/Helvetia Road westbound auxiliary lane. |
Project elements include:
|Interchange Area Management Plan (IAMP)|
|Because ODOT is modifying the Brookwood Parkway/Helvetia interchange as part of the U.S. 26: Brookwood Parkway/Helvetia Interchange Jobs and Transportation Act (JTA) Project, ODOT is required to adopt an Interchange Area Management Plan (IAMP) for the interchange. U.S. 26 is locally and regionally significant in moving people, goods, and services through North Hillsboro and throughout the metropolitan region and the state. The U.S. 26: Brookwood Parkway/Helvetia Road interchange has been and will continue to serve as a major entry point to large high-technology employment centers based throughout North Hillsboro. |
The purpose of the IAMP is to:
- Support the JTA U.S. 26: Brookwood Parkway/Helvetia Interchange improvement project;
- Support the ongoing and future City of Hillsboro and Washington County transportation, land use, and economic development planning efforts in and around the study area (North Hillsboro); and
- Protect the future function of the interchange.
IAMP Study Area
The US26: Brookwood Parkway/Helvetia Road Interchange Area Management Plan (shown below) was adopted by the OTC (Oregon Transportation Commission) in October 2012.
View the approved IAMP.
Note: the appendices below are very large files.
Brookwood Parkway/Helvetia Interchange
IAMP Project Advisory Committee (PAC)
ODOT, the city and the county convended a Project Advisory Committee, comprised of technical staff, as well as five community stakeholder representatives. All PAC meetings were open to the public and time allotted for public comment. The PAC met for the 4th and final time on June 25, 2012.
For more information, please contact Lili Boicourt with ODOT Community Affairs at 503-731-8247 or Lili.D.Boicourt@odot.state.or.us.
|ODOT held the first public meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010 at the Ronler Acres Fire Station to introduce the interchange project to the public, answer questions and take comments. Thanks to everyone who attended. Community members dropped in to learn details about the project, including the project concept, purpose and timeline. |
ODOT held a second public meeting on Jan. 17, 2012, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Liberty High School Library. The following materials were available for review at the open house.
A third open house was held on June 25, 2012. A fourth open house was held April 11, 2013. A fifth open house will be scheduled just prior to construction (in fall 2013) to share schedule and traffic impact information.
Feel free to use the contact information below to provide comments and ask questions. You can also request to be added to the email list for project updates. Read the project comment log for questions and comments that the project team has received to date (as of 8/29/12).
ODOT Community Affairs