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 Bell Road Traffic Interchange Study. Once released the Draft EA will be available for review online and at these locations during business hours:

  • 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 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, location TBD
  • In writing:
    ADOT Bell and Grand Project Team
    1655 W. Jackson St.
    MD 126F
    Phoenix, AZ 85007
  • Online
  • By email:
  • By phone:
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.