Friday, February 17, 2017

Bell and Grand: Telling the story through photos and videos

By Steve Elliott / ADOT Communications

Nothing tells ADOT's story quite like videos and photos. That's why John Dougherty and Mike Harris from ADOT Communications have made regular trips to our interchange project at Bell Road and Grand Avenue (US 60). With ramps opening Thursday connecting Grand Avenue and the new Bell Road bridge, their dashboard video above and their photos featured in the slideshow below illustrate how this project has improved the quality of life in Surprise and the entire West Valley. 

Here are highlights as ADOT's work progressed:

April 2016: As major work got underway, this video explained what was coming, what the benefits would be and how ADOT worked with the community to create the best possible project and timeline.

June 2016: Time-lapse videos are great for showing how much progress has been made. This one showed bridge supports going up along Grand Avenue. 

July 2016: This time-lapse video highlighted girders being set for the Bell Road bridge.

Along the way: Our partners at the city of Surprise shared several amazing aerial videos of the Bell/Grand project, and getting them on ADOT's YouTube channel at allowed us to feature them on the ADOT Blog.

December 2016: After the Bell Road bridge opened, as promised, for the start of the holiday shopping season, this video highlighted the benefits.

What's next for members of our video/photography team? Stay tuned to the ADOT Blog, and we'll keep featuring their great work.

In addition to the photos below, you can see more from Bell/Grand and other projects on our Flickr page at

Bell and Grand Off Ramps_021617
Posted by Steve Elliott   |  Labels:  Bell-and-Grand-interchange, bridge-construction, Grand-Avenue, Interchange


The Arizona Ombudsman – Citizens Aide helps you resolve ongoing issues with State Agencies.

Civil Rights

Pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other nondiscrimination laws and authorities, ADOT does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. Persons that require a reasonable accommodation based on language or disability should contact ADOT’s Civil Rights Office at Requests should be made as early as possible to ensure the State has an opportunity to address the accommodation.

De acuerdo con el Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, la Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (ADA por sus siglas en inglés) y otras normas y leyes antidiscriminatorias, el Departamento de Transporte de Arizona (ADOT) no discrimina por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo, edad o discapacidad. Las personas que requieran asistencia (dentro de lo razonable) ya sea por el idioma o discapacidad deben ponerse en contacto con la Oficina de Derechos Civiles de ADOT en Las solicitudes deben hacerse lo más antes posible para asegurar que el Estado tenga la oportunidad de hacer los arreglos necesarios.