Update: The bid advertisement is expected to go out early 2015 for the US 60 (Grand Avenue) / Bell Road traffic interchange improvement.
Plans call for ADOT to construct a new Bell Road bridge to travel over both Grand Avenue and the BNSF tracks. Traffic on Grand Avenue will no longer have to stop, as Grand will connect to the new Bell Road bridge via on- and off-ramps traveling to and from Grand's center median area.
ADOT will mitigate construction impacts to area businesses with a sound access plan and signage placement.
Construction is scheduled to begin early 2016.
A public hearing was held on April 30, 2104, at Sun City Grand in Surprise. Representatives from ADOT, FHWA and the technical team were on-hand to answer questions. Attendees could view a formal presentation, watch simulations of the alternatives and view display boards and roll plots.