The Arizona Department of Transportation, in conjunction with the Federal Highway Administration, is studying potential improvements at the intersection of US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Bell Road. This project will evaluate alternatives that would improve safety and traffic flow, meet current design standards and minimize right-of-way and business impacts.
This project is part of the Maricopa Association of Government's Regional Transportation Plan (RTP), and the project area is located within the city of Surprise in Maricopa County. It is anticipated that this project would construct a new traffic interchange (TI) to improve traffic operations at this location.
The purpose of this phase of the project is to prepare an Alternatives Selection Report with an Environmental Overview, a Design Concept Report and an Environmental Assessment to evaluate options and select a preferred alternative that will meet the goals of the RTP, satisfy the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act and obtain public support.
The ADOT Draft US 60 Improvements Feasibility Report: US 60, Grand Avenue (Loop 303 to Loop 101), from 2008, identified three intersection projects that included the Grand Avenue and Bell Road TI. The feasibility report identified the need for capacity enhancements and recommended that a Design Concept Report and environmental document be prepared to study alternatives for the potential implementation of a new overpass or interchange at this location.