Motorcyclist killed on Bell Road/Grand Avenue Work Zone Detour

On April 2, 2016 a motorcyclist was killed on Greenway Road near Litchfield Road, on a detour route, following a closure of a section of Bell Road in Surprise. An unlicensed teenager drove a SUV and rear ended the motorcycle.

During a period of three days eight other accidents occurred on or near that route.

The driver may have been inexperienced, inattentive, there has also been increased traffic on Greenway Road due to the Bell Road closure.

Police have indicated that multiple collisions have been caused by unsafe lane changes, speeds too fast for conditions and failure to yield the right of way.

Bell Road will be closed between West Point Parkway and 134th Drive until November, during the construction of the overpass over US60/Grand Avenue. The Bell/Grande intersection is the third busiest in Maricopa County.