May 7 open house for Cornelius Pass Road improvement project

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Sponsored by: Department of Land Use and Transportation

Cornelius Pass OH Map Washington County's Department of Land Use & Transportation and the City of Hillsboro invite the public to an open house on Thursday, May 7, 2015 for the upcoming Cornelius Pass Road improvement project. The event will be held at Liberty High School, 21945 NW Wagon Way. The public is welcome to stop by anytime between 5 and 7 p.m. to learn more about the project's final design. No formal presentation is planned.

Staff from the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) will also be in attendance at the open house with information about their upcoming U.S. 26 (Cornelius Pass Road to 185th Avenue) widening project. Construction for their project is scheduled for 2017/18.  

The Cornelius Pass Road project will widen the roadway between Cornell Road and U.S. 26 to three lanes in each direction with a center median and dedicated turn lanes at several intersections, including U.S. 26. Improvements will also include consistent sidewalks on both sides of the roadway, a buffered bike lane along the west side and a separated two-way bike path on the east side. Several intersections will also be upgraded and street lighting will be added. Construction is scheduled to begin this summer with completion anticipated in December 2016.

The Cornelius Pass Road improvement project is funded through a combination of sources including private development, the County's Major Streets Transportation Improvement Program (MSTIP 3d), State of Oregon Immediate Opportunity Funds (IOF) and the City of Hillsboro's Transportation Development Tax and Traffic Impact Fee programs.

For more information, visit the project website or contact Kim Haughn, Public Information Officer, at 503-846-7822 or   

Washington County is committed to planning, building and maintaining a great transportation system, ensuring the safety of all roadway users, and operating the county roadway system in a cost-effective and environmentally responsible manner.

Media Contact:

Stephen Roberts, Communications Coordinator