The NSW Government is upgrading roads around Sydney’s Kingsford Smith Airport to help improve traffic flow around the airport and Port Botany. The upgrades will also complement Sydney Airport’s upgrades to the internal road network.
Sydney Airport and Port Botany are two of the most important international gateways facilitating the movement of people and goods around New South Wales.
In 2015, seven million passengers travelled through Sydney Airport and every day more than 150,000 people travel to and from the airport precinct.
About 75% of airport passengers, visitors and workers travel by road. This traffic, combined with freight trucks from Port Botany and other road users, causes congestion on the roads around the airport.
With congestion on Sydney's roads currently costing the city around $6.1 billion each year, the NSW government is investing in upgrades to the roads around Sydney Airport to improve traffic flow and access around the airport and Port Botany.
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Within the overall Airport network, three precincts have been identified for upgrades to improve traffic movements. These three precincts are:
- Airport East Precinct, in the area covering Wentworth Avenue, Botany Road, Mill Pond Road, Joyce Drive and General Holmes Drive, Mascot
- Airport West Precinct, in the vicinity of Marsh Street, Arncliffe
- Airport North Precinct, in the vicinity of O’Riordan Street, Mascot.
What's happening now?
Construction work to build the Airport West precinct upgrade at Marsh Street, Arncliffe started in early 2016 and is due for completion early 2017.
Roads and Maritime Services is already progressing the Airport East precinct road upgrades with major construction work scheduled to start in early 2017. The project is expected to be completed in late 2018.
The Airport North Review of Environmental factors has been approved and detailed design on the project is now progressing. Construction work is expected to start in 2018.