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Public hearing set for May 15 on study of proposed Grand Avenue improvements at Thunderbird/Thompson Ranch intersections

ADOT to host meeting at El Mirage Senior Center
May 09, 2014

PHOENIX — A public hearing on a study of proposed improvements to the intersection of Grand Avenue (US 60) and Thunderbird Road, and nearby Thompson Ranch Road, will be held in El Mirage on Thursday evening, May 15, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

ADOT is conducting an environmental assessment for the Grand Avenue and Thunderbird/Thompson Ranch Roads Study. Proposed improvements include plans to move the Thunderbird Road connection to Grand Avenue in El Mirage so that it directly aligns with Thompson Ranch Road, providing improved traffic flow in the area.

If given final approval, a construction project to improve the intersections would begin by summer 2015.

The public hearing will include a presentation about the proposed improvements as well as a “no-build” option and allow community members to provide comments for the study team to consider.

The hearing for the Grand Avenue and Thunderbird/Thompson Ranch Roads Study will be held as follows:

When: Thursday, May 15, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: El Mirage Senior Center
           14010 N. El Mirage Road
            El Mirage, AZ 85335

What: A study presentation will be given at 5:30 p.m. Community members also can view diagrams and provide comments about the proposed roadway improvements.

The public comment period for the study will continue through May 30, 2014. Information about the proposed improvements at Grand Avenue and Thunderbird/Thompson Ranch roads is available online at

Comments can be provided via email at or by phone at 855.712.8530.

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