Travellers to and from Sydney Airport should enjoy a faster run from road upgrades announced over the weekend by the NSW Government and Sydney Airport Corporation.
As part of a joint works package estimated at almost $500m, the state government says it will widen Joyce Drive and General Holmes Drive (between O’Riordan Street and Mill Pond Road) to three lanes in each direction, while also widening Marsh Street.
The level railway crossing for the Port Botany freight line at General Holmes Drive will be replaced by a road underpass linking General Holmes Drive, Botany Road and Wentworth Avenue.
The plan also promises "improvements to the Mill Pond Road intersections with General Holmes Drive and Botany Road to support future growth and access to the airport."
Stretches of Robey Street and O’Riordan Street will be converted into one-way northbound and southbound, respectively.
For its part, Sydney Airport will build a "ground transport interchange" and add a new airport hotel close to the domestic T2/T3 terminals.
The transport interchange will include a public and private bus and coach facility at ground level, parking for up to 5,500 cars plus a "quick turnaround facility" for rental cars.
The works will be integrated into the previously announced five lane T2/T3 ring road due for completion by the end of next year.
Here's what the approach into T2 and T3 currently looks like.
And here's how it will take function as Sydney Airport's touted 'congestion buster' to break the traffic chokehold.
“With 74 million passengers a year forecast by 2033, we're building the road and public transport capacity now to support continued tourism and travel growth" said Sydney Airport CEO Kerrie Mather.
Click here to visit the download page for the Sydney Airport T2/T3 Ground Access Solutions and Hotel Preliminary Draft Major Development Plan.
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