Extension of State Route-24/Gateway Freeway set for 2022

The commute for those in Queen Creek and the East Valley is about to become even easier as The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) shares updates on its $260 million project to expand State Route 24. Commonly known as the Gateway Freeway – from its entrance and exit at Ellsworth Road – this freeway currently is the Valley’s shortest freeway at one mile.

Plans include extending the freeway five miles, all the way to Ironwood Drive in Pinal County. The freeway now ends at Ellsworth Road amidst booming residential and business growth in the gateway area. The extension is expected to be open in 2022.

Lengthening the freeway will benefit drivers from Mesa, Queen Creek and San Tan Valley by taking traffic off of surface streets, especially Ellsworth Road and Ironwood Drive.

Residents at Cadence at Gateway will benefit from this and other planned developments that are in the works to improve their commuter and living experience through ADOT and City of Mesa infrastructure enhancements the next few years.

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