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Weekly Update #55—Week of Feb. 13, 2017

Current Activities

Bell Road ramps to and from Grand Avenue opened Thursday, Feb. 16. The new Grand Avenue / Bell Road interchange is what’s called a median urban diamond, which has connections at the center rather than ramps to the right of Grand Avenue traffic or other possible configurations. 

Drivers using the new interchange should pay attention to signs and other traffic-control devices, including the new traffic signals on the Bell Road bridge. Motorists using the new Grand Avenue on-ramps also should use caution when merging with other traffic on Grand Avenue.

After ADOT opened the Bell Road bridge as promised before the start of the holiday shopping season, opening ramps to and from Grand Avenue before the start of spring training baseball games at nearby Surprise Stadium represents another key milestone.

Construction of the Bell/Grand interchange began a year ago. The entire project is expected to be completed by early March after crews replace temporary lane stripes on fresh pavement with permanent striping. Landscaping and drainage system work also will be finished in the coming weeks.

The project team appreciates your continued patience as final activities wrap up on the project. If you have questions, please call the project hotline at 855.712.8530 and press option #1 or email

** City, County, and State law enforcement will be patrolling the area. Please obey all traffic signage and posted speed limits. **

Allow plenty of time and observe all traffic control signs and barricades. The project team appreciates your continued patience. If you have questions or concerns, please call the project hotline at 855.712.8530 and press option #1 or email

The Grand Avenue/Bell Road Interchange Project is using the design-build contracting method, which provides flexibility while the contractor’s designers work side-by-side with the construction team to deliver an improved connection between the two roadways. The project is scheduled for completion in the spring of 2017.

Stay Informed – Keep In Touch

For more information or if you have questions:
ADOT’s project hotline: (855) 712-8530, press option #1
Project email:
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