Work has started today (May 19) on developing the access roads to terminals 1 (T1) and 2 (T2) at Sydney Airport in Australia. The plans are part of a AU$500m joint initiative formed by the airport and the New South Wales Government to cut travel times and improve ease of access to the terminals.
The first stage will involve the construction of a new and dedicated five-lane exit road leading onto Seventh Street. A program of further improvement works will continue into 2018.
Kerrie Mather, managing director and CEO for Sydney Airport, said, “It’s our priority to make it easier for passengers, visitors and staff to travel to and from Sydney Airport by car, taxi or public transport. We’re commencing ground access improvement works in the T2/T3 terminal precinct, which when completed will create a better performing one-way road network that significantly improves traffic flows and minimizes delays by providing motorists with more ‘green light time’.
“Stage 1 starts today (May 19) with construction of a new road to create an intersection with Qantas Drive and Robey Street and provide a dedicated one way exit from the T2/T3 precinct.
“We’ll also provide better facilities for public transport and taxis with a new Ground Transport Interchange, and improved access and facilities for pedestrians and cyclists. This extensive improvement program will deliver increased ground access capacity to cater for forecast growth in passenger numbers and peak passenger demand.
“We’re looking forward to continuing to work with the NSW government to make the journey to the airport quicker and easier.”