US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road weekly project update

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The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) has issued a project update for the Grand Avenue/Bell Road Interchange Project, which includes upcoming traffic restrictions and a schedule of on-site activities for the week of April 25.

The update is as follows:

Allow plenty of time and observe all traffic control signs and barricades. The project team appreciates your continued patience. If you have questions or concerns, please call the project hotline at (855) 712-8530 and press option #1, or send an email to

Bell Road closure detour route is from Bell Road to Dysart to Greenway to Litchfield roads. Check out the project website for more information!

Current Activities

  • Concrete pours occur daily to create the bridge columns and the Agave pattern on the columns.
  • Building the bridge columns on the east and west side of Grand Avenue.
  • Utility relocations and installations on Bell Road and Grand Avenue.

**City, County, and State law enforcement will be patrolling the area during the Bell Road closure transition. Please obey all traffic signage and posted speed limits.**

Project Overview

The Grand Avenue/Bell Road Interchange Project is using the design-build contracting method, which provides flexibility while the contractor’s designers work side-by-side with the construction team to deliver an improved connection between the two roadways. The project is scheduled to be completed over the next 14 months (in spring 2017).

In order to reduce the project’s length and lessen the overall impacts of construction, ADOT has worked with the city of Surprise and local businesses to schedule a full closure of Bell Road near Grand Avenue. The full closure will allow Bell Road to be reconstructed as an overpass traveling over Grand Avenue and the parallel railroad tracks, providing a significant improvement for traffic flow.

The Grand Avenue/Bell Road Interchange project is part of the Maricopa Association of Governments’ Regional Transportation Plan approved by county voters in 2004. Funding sources include a county half-cent sales tax for transportation projects and the MAG region’s share of federal highway funds.

Stay Informed – Keep In Touch

For more information or if you have questions:

ADOT’s project hotline: (855) 712-8530 FREE, press option #1
Project email:
Project website:
Media inquiries: (800) 949-8057 FREE; email:

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