There’s nothing we at Arizona Highways love more than … well, Arizona highways. See? It’s right there in our name. So we’re understandably excited about the newest highway in Arizona: State Route 24, also known as the Gateway Freeway.
The route connects State Route 202 (the “Loop 202″ to locals) to Ellsworth Road near Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport in the Southeast Valley. It’s only a mile long, but anytime a highway opens, it’s a relatively big deal. Our bosses at the Arizona Department of Transportation hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony and public open house at the freeway on Tuesday. The event included a speech by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, and ADOT director John Halikowski said
when regional and state funding are available, SR 24 will be expanded to connect to a planned Pinal County transportation corridor.
In addition to being the newest, SR 24 is also the lowest-numbered state highway in Arizona.
For more information about the new road, visit ADOT’s website.