Melbourne Airport will construct an elevated loop road network to separate public traffic from commercial transport operators.
Access improvements will target critical congestion points on the network leading into the airport, including Departure Drive, and the intersection of Centre Road and Terminal Drive.
The elevated loop road network will add 1.6km of new road to the airport’s existing network and be used primarily by private vehicles accessing pick up, drop off and parking facilities.
The project will be delivered in stages:
- Stage 1 – T4 Express Link - An elevated road linking the Tullamarine Freeway to the T4 multi-storey car park
- Stage 2 – Elevated Loop Road and Forecourt - An elevated road connecting the T4 Express Link with the T123 car park
|Nov 2019||Stage One - Contract Award|
|Mar 2020||Stage One - Delivery Pause|
|Feb 2022||Stage One - Expected Construction Commencement|
|2023||Stage One - Expected Construction Completion|
|Dec 2023||Stage Two - Expected Construction Commencement|
|Dec 2025||Expected Construction Completion|
|Debt Finance:||Melbourne Airport|
|Procuring Agency:||Melbourne Airport|
|Successful Tenderer:||Stage One - Seymour Whyte|
|Oct 2019||Commonwealth approvals for the Major Development Plan (MDP) for Stage 1 – T4 Express Link were granted.|
|Nov 2019||Melbourne Airport awarded the Design and Construct contract for Stage One to Seymour Whyte|
|Mar 2020||Melbourne Airport and Seymour Whyte agreed to pause the delivery of Stage One, citing the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.|
|Jan 2021||Melbourne Airport announced that delivery of Stage One has recommenced with enabling works underway before major works commence in February.|
|Feb 2021||Major works on Stage One commenced.|
|Aug 2021||Melbourne Airport and Seymour Whyte began negotiations to recommence delivery of Stage One.|