Getting the drive through

Getting the drive through

The 1.6km Airport Drive will be the primary route for passenger traffic for Terminals 1 and 2 once it is completed in the first half of next year.

Perth Airport chief executive Brad Geatches last week announced the contract to build the new road.

‘Airport Drive is a significant project valued at $28.5 million and includes the $17 million civil works contract awarded to Brierty under a competitive select tender process as well as design, landscaping and associated works,’ Mr Geatches said.

The construction of the road is part of a redevelopment program that includes extending the Terminal 1 forecourt to create an entry plaza, new pick-up and drop-off lanes and expansion of the short-term carpark.

Airport Drive will run to the west of the long-term carparks and only connects into Horrie Miller Drive at a large roundabout at Grogan Road.

Perth Airport spokeswoman said some vegetation and fauna will be relocated as a result of a rigorous environmental assessment.

‘We do not anticipate construction of Airport Drive will pose any noise issues, as the works are located a considerable distance from residential and commercial areas,’ she said.