Bell/Grand project: Steady progress continues on overpass supports and more

Work is on schedule for reopening Bell Road by November

Preparing for a cap pour on Bell/Grand InterchangeSURPRISE ‒ From adding curb to what will be the northwest-bound lanes of Grand Avenue (US 60) to capping columns that will carry Bell Road across the railroad tracks, work on a $41.9 million overpass and interchange is moving along steadily.

These aerial videos from April and the past week show how far the Arizona Department of Transportation has come toward reopening Bell Road by November. Closing Bell between 134th Drive and West Point Parkway is allowing faster completion.

Access to businesses next to the project area will be maintained throughout the project.

After Memorial Day weekend, other work will include installing curb and gutters and performing grading on a new 134th Avenue that will connect with 134th Drive, maintaining access to businesses north of Bell Road. Crews also will continue preparing curb and gutters on the east side of Grand Avenue.

Bell/Grand Interchange columns with capsThe primary detour route is along Dysart, Greenway and Litchfield roads. Please obey all traffic signs and posted speed limits, and also note that additional law enforcement is on patrol.