Melbourne Airport Elevated Loop Road

Under Delivery
Melbourne Airport Elevated Loop Road

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


Key Dates

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.
Estimated Total Cost
Procurement approach
Traditional Procurement |
Victoria |
Infrastructure Australia status
Not considered
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