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ADOT to hold Oct. 25 public hearing on Grand/35th Ave study

ADOT to hold Oct. 25 public hearing on Grand/35th Ave study

October 18, 2023

Draft recommendation features elevated 35th Ave/Indian School Rd intersection

PHOENIX – The Arizona Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing Wednesday evening, Oct. 25, on proposed improvements for the Grand Avenue (US 60) intersection with 35th Avenue and Indian School Road in Phoenix.

The hearing will provide attendees with an opportunity to learn more and comment on the engineering and environmental study that has developed a preferred alternative for improvements at the intersection. It includes creating a new elevated 35th Avenue/Indian School Road intersection that would travel over Grand Avenue.

The Grand-35 Study hearing is scheduled as follows:

  • When: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25
  • Where: Heard Elementary School, 2301 W. Thomas Road, Phoenix

A formal presentation about the study is scheduled at 6 p.m. Those attending can view displays and speak with study team members before and after the presentation. A formal public comment period is scheduled between 6:30 and 7 p.m.

The preferred alternative includes raising 35th Avenue to create a new elevated intersection with Indian School Road above Grand Avenue; shifting 35th Avenue to the west; shifting Indian School Road to the north; constructing new bridges to carry 35th Avenue and Indian School Road over the BNSF railroad tracks and Grand Avenue; and keeping Grand Avenue at ground level while removing the current intersection with 35th Avenue. A “no-build” alternative also was evaluated as part of ADOT’s study.

For those who are unable to attend the hearing in person, comments also will be accepted through Nov. 27, including online at adotgrand35study.com, via email at [email protected], by phone at 602.474.3952 or by mail at ADOT Grand 35 Study c/o HDR, Inc. 20 E. Thomas Rd., Suite 2500 Phoenix, AZ 85012. 

The Draft EA and DCR for the study can be reviewed at the following repository locations and on the study website, under the resources tab.

  • Yucca Library, 5648 N 15th Ave., Phoenix
  • Palo Verde Library, 4404 N 51st Ave., Phoenix

ADOT is conducting the Grand-35 Study in coordination with the city of Phoenix and the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG). The Grand Avenue project is identified in MAG’s Regional Transportation Plan and is funded in part by Proposition 400, a half-cent sales tax approved by Maricopa County voters in 2004. If given final approval, construction of any Grand-35 improvements is currently scheduled to start in 2025.

Westbound Indian School Road approaching Grand Avenue (ADOT study file page)