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This new expressway is supposed to help traffic between Mesa and Queen Creek

By Greg Hahne
Published: Tuesday, December 13, 2022 - 3:24pm
Updated: Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 10:01am

Arizona Department of Transportation
SR 24 Map after the opening of Signal Butte Road

Mesa has completed its expansion of Signal Butte Road, offering an alternate access route to state Route 24. 

The route opens Wednesday, connecting Signal Butte Road from Germann to Williams Field roads.

The connection provides four lanes running north and two lanes for future expansion to the south.

Improvements also include drainage infrastructure, new streetlights, and traffic signals.

The new path is not a freeway and is instead an expressway with traffic lights at the intersections. 

The extension stretches to the border of the town of Queen Creek. The roadway hopes to improve traffic flow between the two communities and offer new access to the state Route 24, U.S. 60 and Loop 202.

Funding came from the Federal Highway Administration's Surface Transportation Block Grant Program and the city of Mesa's 2020 Street Bond Program.