By Richard H. Dyer | Queen Creek Independent
More than 6 square miles of State Trust Land along the State Route 24 corridor in Pinal County is slated to be annexed by the Town of Queen Creek.
The Town Council on April 17 voted unanimously in a consent agenda to approve a pre-annexation development agreement with the Arizona State Land Department. It is to facilitate annexation and development of approximately 4,140 acres at the northeast corner of the town’s planning area, adjacent to the town limits.
State Route 24, the Gateway Freeway, heads from Loop 202/Santan south to the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport and east to Ellsworth Road, south of East Williams Field Road. There are plans to extend it to Ironwood Drive in Pinal County with construction beginning in 2020, and eventually to south of Gold Canyon, according to azmag.gov.