Bell & Grand Interchange Improvements
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Construction begins on US 60 (Grand Avenue) / Bell Road Traffic Interchange
The Grand Avenue/Bell Road Interchange Project is using the design-build construction 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 in spring 2017 prior to the Cactus League season at Surprise Stadium.
The project began on January 4 with utility relocation and Grand Avenue median work. Traffic along Grand Avenue will continue to be narrowed to two lanes in each direction between Towne Center and Bell Grande drives so the contractor, Coffman Specialties, Inc, can complete the Grand Avenue realignment.
Any necessary closures of Grand Avenue will primarily be scheduled at night or on weekends. Construction along the Grand Avenue median will set the stage for the addition of the median on- and off-ramps that will connect to the new Bell Road overpass. Drivers can expect restrictions along Grand Avenue through the project’s completion. ADOT has created a revised detour route (see map) for motorists needing to access Grand Avenue from Bell Road, and vice versa.
In order to reduce the project’s length and lessen the overall impacts of construction, ADOT worked with the city of Surprise and local businesses to schedule a full closure of Bell Road near Grand Avenue in order to condense the construction schedule.
The full closure of Bell Road between 134th Avenue and West Point Parkway began on April 1 and concluded on November 22, just in time for the 2016 holiday shopping season. While the entire project is not yet complete, the reopening of Bell Road is a major project milestone that allows improved access to businesses in the area.
ADOT recognizes a significant project like this will undoubtedly create challenges for the traveling public and local businesses. However, ADOT is committed to mitigating construction impacts to area businesses with a comprehensive access plan and appropriate signage.
ADOT will work to inform the public about planned project restrictions, but there is a possibility that unscheduled closures or restrictions may occur. Weather can also affect a project schedule.
The public can also stay up to date on the project’s progress and any planned closures and restrictions by signing up to receive email updates from ADOT.
For more information, including all traffic alerts about this project please call 855.712.8530 or email BellandGrandInfo@azdot.gov.
ADOT provided draft aesthetic concepts for the interchange walls and fencing that incorporate the likeness of the agave plant.
The design will be finalized in conjunction with ADOT and the contracted builder through the normal construction process. The draft concept images can be viewed below. Updated images will be provided as they become available.
Arizona Department of Transportation and city staff presented an update on the Bell and Grand improvement project to the Surprise City Council on Tuesday, January 19, 2016. View the PowerPoint presentations and the video of the presentations to Council below.
- Bell Road & Grand Avenue progress April - September Video
- ADOT presentation September 20, 2016 Video
- ADOT presentation January 19, 2016 (PDF) | Video
- Staff presentation January 19, 2016 (PDF)
- ADOT Presentation March 1, 2016 (PDF) | Video
- Bell & Grand Interchange Fly over video
- US 60 (Grand Ave.) and Bell Road Interchange Explained (Video)