Progress on Bell/Grand interchange will include bridge deck pour

Project remains on track for Bell Road to reopen in November

Bell/Grand Interchange Project Construction area before deck pourSURPRISE – A $41.9 million overpass and interchange under construction at Grand Avenue (US 60) and Bell Road will add concrete to the bridge deck in the coming week.

The Arizona Department of Transportation will close Grand Avenue in both directions from 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, until 5 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, for the deck pour. During that time, traffic will detour at Dysart and Litchfield roads.

Other work in the coming week includes crews continuing to create new eastbound lanes of Grand Avenue and adding retaining wall panels for the bridge carrying Bell Road over Grand Avenue.

Bell Road remains closed in an area between Dysart and Litchfield roads to reduce the project’s length and lessen the overall impacts of construction. Access to businesses near the project will be maintained throughout.

Bell Road is scheduled to reopen to traffic by November, while the entire interchange is set for completion by spring 2017.

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