Construction of a new access road at Perth Airport will commence this month as part of a larger airport redevelopment program.
Airport Drive, a 1.6 kilometre road set to connecting the airport with the Tonkin/Leach Highway interchange comes at a cost of $28.5m, linking Terminals 1 and 2 to the highway from 2015.
The $1b airport redevelopment plan also sees the Terminal 1 forecourt extended to create an entry plaza, new pick-up and drop-off lanes and the expansion of the short term car park.
Brad Geatches, Perth Airport CEO advised that “while much of the work taking place will not impact the customer journey, when required, a detailed traffic management plan will be implemented to ensure ease of access to Terminals 1 and 2 is maintained at all times.
“With Virgin Australia relocating (its) domestic services to the new pier at the western end of T1 in 2015, completion of these works will ensure an improved customer experience for all passengers.”
Works on Airport Drive are slated for completion in the first half of 2015, and follows Melbourne Airport's own $100m Airport Drive extension.
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