Melbourne Airport ramp set to ease congestion

A new ramp that will be completed next year is set to alleviate airport congestion in Tullamarine

August 15, 2011

A new ramp is set to improve traffic flow at Melbourne Airport once completed.

The APAC Drive on-ramp, which is currently being constructed, will help locals and visitors access the airport more quickly, Victorian Roads Minister Terry Mulder says.

"The new APAC Drive-on ramp will improve traffic flow throughout the airport precinct as well as strengthen the road link from Melbourne Airport to the wider Victorian arterial road network," he says.

Melbourne Airport CEO Chris Woodruff says the ramp will ease congestion and improve the airport’s road network.

"Most people who have been to the airport recently will know that our road networks are very busy during peak periods.

"The APAC Drive on-ramp will provide a new, elevated access point to the Tullamarine Freeway for city-bound traffic from the long-term car park area," Woodruff says.

"Melbourne Airport has grown rapidly in recent years and will continue to grow in the future. We are focusing on upgrading our road network and the APAC Drive on-ramp is just one of the projects planned to improve traffic flow around the airport precinct."

He is calling for drivers’ patience as the construction might cause traffic delays at certain times.

"The construction schedule has been designed so that all major works that impact road users will be done off peak times to minimise any inconvenience.

"This will include detours on the Tullamarine Freeway when spans are being put in position across both lanes of the freeway."

The construction will create approximately 80 jobs and will be completed by July 2012.

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