Workers in reflective vests using shovels during carriageway wor

"The intersection restrictions are due to be in place until this summer."

Delays are in store for Grand Avenue travelers.

According to the Arizona Department of Transportation, the Grand Avenue (US 60) intersections at Bethany Home Road and Northern Avenue will be restricted for several months as part of an improvement project which started Feb. 12.

Crews are extending the westbound Grand Avenue left-turn lanes at each intersection to provide more room for drivers to travel westbound onto each of the cross streets. 

The intersection restrictions are due to be in place until this summer.

Westbound Grand Avenue will be narrowed to two through lanes and a limited left turn lane at the Bethany Home Road intersection starting at 9 p.m. Wednesday. Eastbound Grand Avenue also will be narrowed to two lanes in the work zone although the left turn lane to eastbound Bethany Home Road will remain open.

Similar restrictions were put into place at the Grand Avenue intersection with Northern Avenue starting Tuesday, Feb. 18. 

According to ADOT, drivers should allow extra travel time while the Grand Avenue improvement project is underway.

Real-time highway conditions are available on ADOT’s Arizona Traveler Information site at az511.gov, by calling 511