The U.S. Postal Service sent this advisory about the upcoming change:
In order to provide efficient and cost-effective mail delivery now and for the future, the U.S. Postal Service is creating two new ZIP Codes in the Beaverton/Aloha area, effective July 1, 2014. The new ZIP Codes are 97003 and 97078.
The new ZIP Code 97003 impacts some addresses in the current 97006 area, while some 97007 addresses will be changed to 97078.
All postal customers affected by these changes are being notified by mail. If a customer does not receive written notification in the next week, they are NOT affected by these changes.
The changes come as a result of the overall growth in mail deliveries that has accompanied population growth in the communities of Aloha and Beaverton.
The Postal Service encourages affected customers to use their new ZIP Code and notify family, friends, business customers and business associates beginning July 1; however, mail with either ZIP Code will be delivered for one year following the change. Individuals should include their new ZIP Code on any reply mail where the sender requests updated or corrected address information.
Customers in affected areas should also use their new ZIP Code when reordering stationery such as letterhead, envelopes, promotional literature, forms and business cards.
No other action is necessary on customers’ part, as magazine publishers, financial institutions, insurance companies and utilities typically use computerized customer mailing lists, which update address ZIP Codes on a regular basis.
The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.
Description of boundaries for new ZIP Code 97003:
Northern Boundary: SW Jenkins Road running east to west from SW Murray Boulevard, converges into west Baseline Road and ending at SW Cornelius Pass Road.
Western Boundary: SW Cornelius Pass Road from west Baseline Road to SW Tualatin Valley Highway.
Southern Boundary: SW Tualatin Valley Highway running west to east from SW Cornelius Pass Boulevard to SW Murray Boulevard.
Eastern Boundary: SW Murray Boulevard from SW Tualatin Valley Highway to SW Jenkins Road.
Note: All addresses on the boundary roads listed above will retain their current ZIP Code – none of them will be assigned the new 97003 ZIP.
Description of boundaries for new ZIP Code 97078:
Northern Boundary: SW Tualatin Valley Highway running east to west from SW Murray Boulevard to SW 229th Avenue.
Western Boundary: SW 229th Ave. from SW Tualatin Valley Highway to SW Rosedale Road then west to SW River Road then south to SW Farmington Road.
Southern Boundary: SW Farmington Road running west to east from SW River Road to SW Murray Boulevard.
Eastern Boundary: SW Murray Boulevard from SW Farmington Road to SW Tualatin Valley Highway.
Note: All addresses on the boundary roads listed above will retain their current ZIP Code – none of them will be assigned the new 97078 ZIP.