Bell-Grand: Painting new bridge will require overnight restrictions

Project remains on track to reopen Bell Road in November

Workers in construction area of Bell/Grand OverpassSURPRISE – Painting the bridge that will carry Bell Road over Grand Avenue (US 60) will require two overnight closures of Grand Avenue.

Grand Avenue will be closed in both directions between Dysart and Litchfield roads from 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, to 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, and from 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, to 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5. Traffic will detour at Dysart and Litchfield roads.

Other work scheduled for the coming week includes continuing to build median ramps from Grand Avenue to Bell Road, paving the east side of the Bell Road bridge and installing lighting on the bridge.

The $41.9 million project is on track to reopen Bell Road on Nov. 22, though extreme weather and other unforeseen circumstances can cause delays. The entire interchange is scheduled for completion in spring 2017.

Bell Road is closed between 134th Avenue and West Point Parkway to reduce the project’s length and lessen the overall impact of construction. Drivers can access nearby businesses throughout.

Grand Avenue traffic through the project area is sharing what will be the westbound lanes.

The primary detour routes while Bell Road is closed are Dysart, Greenway and Litchfield roads. Drivers should observe signs and speed limits and note that law enforcement officers are patrolling.

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