The NSW Government’s Airport North project has received the relevant approvals needed, which will now grant Roads and Maritime Services the ability to further the project whilst also progressing works on the Airport East and West upgrades.
The Airport North works will see O’Riordan Street extended to three lanes each way between Bourke Road and Robey Street.
Minister for Roads Duncan Gay spoke of the extension, other roads works and the improvements Sydney commuters will see.
“Sydney Airport and Port Botany are two of the state’s most important international gateways facilitating the movement of millions people and goods each year.
“The NSW Government is throwing everything it has at improving traffic congestion in and around the airport.
“Every approach to the airport has been put under the microscope with work planned or under way.
“While large-scale projects like the widening of Marsh Street progresses, I’ve put in place immediate and common-sense solutions such as the new permanent clearway on Marsh Street and improved traffic light phasing at numerous intersections to reduce motorists’ frustration.
“We live in a city that has been expanding rapidly – the roads to and around one of the busiest airports in the world were sadly ignored for nearly two decades by Labor – this government is playing a very fast game of ‘catch-up’.
“Motorists will start to see significant improvements from next year when our large-scale projects start to open up to traffic in and around the airport.
“The long term solutions we’re working on across the whole precinct will increase traffic capacity and improve access to the Sydney Airport domestic and international terminals.”
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