Crews put down pavement on State Route 24 west of Ironwood Drive. (Arizona Department of Transportation)
By San Tan Valley Sentinel
MESA – A project to add five miles of travel lanes to the Phoenix area’s newest freeway is advancing near the Pinal County line with some of State Route 24’s concrete pavement already in place.
The Arizona Department of Transportation’s $77 million Gateway Freeway project, which started just four months ago, will add an interim four-lane divided roadway between Ellsworth Road and Ironwood Drive when it is completed by fall 2022.
A stretch of SR 24 is now paved between Meridian Road and Ironwood Drive, near the boundary between Maricopa and Pinal counties. The paving is part of an initial phase to build the future intersection between SR 24 and Ironwood Drive. Current restrictions along Ironwood Drive are scheduled to wrap up by early this summer.