Phoenix Metro Area Projects

U.S. Route 60 (Grand Avenue) and Thunderbird Road / Thompson Ranch Road

Upcoming: Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) Available for Public Review and Comment

ADOT and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) are preparing to release the Draft EA for the US 60 (Grand Avenue) and Thunderbird Road/Thompson Ranch Road Study on May 1, 2014. The Draft EA will be available for a 30-day public comment period, starting May 1, 2014, and ending on May 30,
2014. During this comment period, the document will be available online (azdot.gov/Tbird) and at the public locations below.

  • El Mirage City Hall
    12145 NW Grand Ave. #4
    El Mirage, AZ 85335
  • El Mirage Branch Library
    14011 N. First Ave.
    El Mirage, AZ 85335
  • ADOT Environmental Planning Group
    1611 W. Jackson St.
    Phoenix, AZ 85007
    (Call 602.712.7767 for an appointment.)
Comment on the Draft EA

There are several opportunities to provide comments on the Draft EA, and all comment methods are considered equal. At any time during the 30-day public comment period, comments can be provided in several ways.

In person:
Public Hearing
May 15, 2014 | 5-8 p.m.
Presentation at 5:30 p.m.
El Mirage Senior Center
14010 N. El Mirage Rd.
El Mirage, AZ 85335

In writing:
ADOT Bell and Grand Project Team
1655 W. Jackson St.
MD 126F
Phoenix, AZ 85007

Online

By email:
projects@azdot.gov

By phone:
855.712.8530

Project Funding

The current Five-Year Transportation Facilities Construction Program for fiscal year 2014 has identified $14.7 million for improvements to Grand Avenue between Loop 101 and Loop 303. The results of current studies will be used to determine if this project will be funded in 2014.

Project Background

In 2008, ADOT prepared a report that recommended further study of top priority projects along Grand Avenue, including the Grand Avenue / Thunderbird Road intersection. It proposed that a study be completed to determine the intersection configuration that would accommodate growth and increased traffic volumes in this area.

In 2009, the Maricopa County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) completed the El Mirage Road, Northern Avenue to Bell Road Final Design Concept Report (DCR). This DCR identified a concept for the Grand Avenue and Thunderbird Road intersection similar to the ADOT Feasibility Report concept.

Comment on the Draft EA

There will be several opportunities to provide comments on the Draft EA, and all comment methods are considered equal. At any time during the 30-day public comment period, comments can be provided in several ways.

  • Public Hearing
    May 15, 2014 | 5-8 p.m.
    Presentation at 5:30 p.m.
    El Mirage Senior Center
    14010 N. El Mirage Rd.
    El Mirage, AZ 85335
  • In writing:
    ADOT Bell and Grand Project Team
    1655 W. Jackson St.
    MD 126F
    Phoenix, AZ 85007
  • Online
  • By email:
    projects@azdot.gov
  • By phone:
    855.712.8530