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Sydney Airport North & Airport East Precinct Upgrades

We delivered two road projects on behalf of Transport for NSW to ease congestion around Sydney Airport and Port Botany.

The Airport East Precinct upgrade improved road safety by removing the existing railway level crossing on General Holmes Drive and creating better traffic flows, decreasing travel time and increasing access to the Airport and Port Botany. 

There are also better connections for pedestrians and cyclists with a new shared path on Wentworth Avenue and greater ease of freight movement to and from Port Botany, with a new rail bridge over the Wentworth Avenue underpass.

The scope of the Airport North Precinct upgrade included widening O’Riordan Street to provide six lanes between Bourke Road and Robey Street and reconfiguring the existing traffic lights on O’Riordan Street between Qantas Drive and Bourke Road. 

The project also upgraded the footpath on the eastern side of O’Riordan Street and contributed to the precinct’s new one-way road system. 

  • Customer
    Transport for NSW
  • Location
    Sydney, New South Wales
  • Specialisation
    Roads & bridges
  • Start
    February 2017
  • End
Congestion in both the morning and evening peaks was reduced, making trips to and from the airport easier, with less time wasted sitting in traffic.
Sydney Airport and Port Botany are two of Australia's most important international gateways but roads in the area were increasingly congested due to the number of passenger, freight and commuter movements. The Airport East project improved congestion around the airport and Port Botany.


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