Melbourne Airport begins $100m road upgrade

By David Flynn, July 1 2014
Melbourne Airport begins $100m road upgrade

IN BRIEF | Melbourne Airport sees the new extension to Airport Drive as the lynchpin in a revised road transport network for Australia's second-busiest airport, as well as supporting the proposed rail link from the city.

The $100 million project will provide a second major entry to Melbourne Airport, connecting it directly with the M80 Ring Road, and include space set aside for the rail link in the centre of the extended four lane road and feed into the adjacent business park.

"Traffic congestion on the Tullamarine Freeway will also be reduced with the CityLink-Tullamarine Freeway widening project and we hope that funding is also soon committed to extend the rest of the Tullamarine Freeway through to Melbourne Airport" said Melbourne Airport CEO Chris Woodruff at today's launch of construction on the Airport Drive extension project.

"The extended Airport Drive is scheduled to open before our new domestic terminal next year so passengers will have a smoother and more direct journey to and from the new Terminal 4 and integrated ground transport hub.”

Melbourne isn't alone in seeking to ease traffic congestion, with Sydney Airport this weekend announcing $500 million of works package shared with the NSW State Government.

Read: Sydney Airport promises to cut traffic congestion

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David Flynn is the Editor-in-Chief of Executive Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.

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Mel Angeles terminal 4  *shudder*

As Pam-Ann would say, "I looked out and on the tarmac and there was a bus with peoples' faces jammed against the glass, saying, 'We're going away, we're going away'. Jetstar. Then behind that was another bus, but this one was just DRAGGING people along the tarmac to their plane...Tiger"

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