This project is the second phase of the overall Hillsboro Road Improvements Project, creating roadway and utility infrastructure upgrades to Hillsboro Road, State Route 106. Aspects of this project include:
Widening from a 2-lane roadway with shoulders to 3-lanes (includes a new center turn lane) with curb and gutter (widening is symmetrical along the roadway’s existing centerline); New 4.0’ Bike lanes on both sides; New 3.0’ grass strip with street trees; New 5.0’ sidewalk along both sides of the roadway, up to 916/917 Hillsboro Road; New street lighting along both sides using decorative street light poles; Northbound right turn lanes (in addition to the 2 travel lanes and center turn lane) to be added in front of Franklin High School and at both of the Joel Cheek Blvd. and Claude Yates Drive Intersections; Installing a traffic control signal at Claude Yates Drive to help with Franklin High School Traffic; Upgrading the Joel Cheek Blvd. traffic signal; Relocating all overhead utilities into underground duct banks; Upgrading older and undersized water and sanitary sewer utility lines; and Installing a new storm water sewer system with catch basins and yard inlets. These upgrades take place in both State Rights-of-Way and City/Public Easements.
Project Length & Limits
Total project length is approximately 0.827 Miles.
Beginning: Along Hillsboro Road (SR-106), by Independence Square/1200 feet north of Del Rio Pike.
Ending: Along Hillsboro Road (SR-106), just south of the Mack Hatcher Parkway (SR-397) intersection.
Construction time frame
The construction contract was awarded to Eutaw Construction Company in March 2016. The contract time started in April 2016. The project was scheduled to last 14 months, with completion near July 2017. This was an aggressive schedule for the contractor to follow, considering the vast amount of utility relocation work. Because of utility conflicts and other project delays, the currently scheduled completion date is December 2017. The City has worked closely with the contractor and local utility companies to minimize any further project delays.
Hillsboro Road 2001 Planning Report
Hillsboro Road Environmental Reevaluation Approval 2015
Hillsboro Road NEPA Environmental Approval 2012
Hillsboro Road Phase 2 Aerial Overlay
Hillsboro Road Phase 2 and Surrounding Projects
Hillsboro Road Phase 2 Project Vicinity Map
Hillsboro Road Typical Section